‘Glowing Works That Make The Heart Sing’ is a Louth Craftmark exhibition inspired by and dedicated to artist Patricia Murphy. The title is a quote taken from a review of Patricia’s colourful and energetic artwork by Fintan O’Toole. It will take place in the Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk.
Patricia was an internationally exhibited artist from Blackrock, County Louth, whose work included paintings, public art, installations and contemporary rugs. She passed away in 2018. Patricia was an influential member of Louth Craftmark. This exhibition is inspired by her vibrant and exhilarating artwork.
In Patricia’s own words; “My work is really inspired by energy, creative and natural energy, as expressed through the idea of light, weather and elemental things. I feel a bit like an intuitive scientist, observing, intrigued by what is making it all happen and investigating it by trying to make sense of it through my own visual language. I am in love with the properties of light and energy as reflected through the colour spectrum and expressed through nature and time. Colour is so exciting to me; it is a form of energy, through its use I try and make what is static appear to move. ”
A selection of Patricia’s paintings will be shown alongside new work from Louth Craftmark members which has been created in response to Patricia’s life and work.
Artist Orla Barry comments “As a group we want to show the mark Patricia left as a friend and colleague and for us there is no better way to express it than in creative form. 29 artists, craftspeople and designers have come together and made work. The show will be a kaleidoscope of colour and vibrancy in response to Patricia’s artwork, her positivity and infectious enthusiasm for her practice.”
All are welcome to the opening reception on Wednesday February 26th at 7pm. The exhibition will run until Saturday March 14th. An Táin Arts Centre opens from 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.