Aoife Scott will open her first solo exhibition at Fumbally Stables on Thursday 18th – 21st November, 2021.
A collection that has been in development over the course of two years, the artist has interrogated her love for and connection to the sea and the natural world, and has juxtaposed this sensibility with the anxiety she feels as she observes the devastating impact that we as a society have made on our environment.
‘Through my practice I communicate feelings of calm and excitement with more worrying feelings of anxiety and frustration as I seek to find a balance between the natural and the man-made world’, says Aoife.
I am intrigued by the push and pull between the two and strive to explore the relationship between them, using different natural and manmade materials. I hope that the colourful energy of the work draws in the viewer and that the contrasting textures, soft, overlapping floating shapes juxtaposed with the bold lines create a tension and friction which expresses my concerns about the print and mark that we are leaving on our planet’, she finishes.
The exhibition will showcase a new body of work with over 20 new pieces including paintings on canvas and paper, etchings on paper and bio-resin and concrete sculptures.
Having exhibited internationally and in Ireland Aoife has won and been nominated for numerous awards including The Wilkinson Print Award at the RHA Annual Exhibition – 2018, The Honorary Mention at The KoMASK Masters of Print Exhibition, Antwerp and shortlisted twice for The Fingal Arts Studio Award – RHA 2019. Over the past seven years Aoife has worked in print studios in Dublin and London editioning for established artists including Norman Ackroyd, Richard Gorman and Barbara Rae. Her work has also been collected by The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The British Library, London and The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.