Date(s) - 11/11/2019 - 24/11/2019
Signal Arts Centre
A new exhibition by Fiona Chan opens November 11th at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, County Wicklow.
The exhibition features a series of paintings in acrylic, watercolour and gouache. It will be on display until 24th November 2019.
In the exhibition ‘My heart is an ocean’, Fiona Chan ties the emotions she went through during a turbulent time in her life to places she has experienced personal revelations. Her paintings tell of a person seeking safety and hope during a time of illness, family discord and separation. Of going into shadows and of coming out of shadows into light.
” The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” Neil Gaiman
The artist has arranged the work into a cosy, organised atmosphere of Signal Arts Centre, Bray, County Wicklow. They relay to the viewer the feelings of enclosure and burdens in living.
Raised in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, Chan is a visually impaired artist based in Ballsbridge, South County Dublin. She is a Higher National Diploma graduate of Fibre arts from Ballyfermot college of Further Education in Dublin. In 2013 she had her first Group exhibition titled ‘Nature through art’ at Castle Espie Gallery, County Down and a group exhibition titled ‘Barking dog’ held at Avenue Road Gallery, Dublin 8.
Chan is known for her use of powerful imagery with delicate pragmatic use of the brush. When asked about exhibition, said that while creating the paintings she felt as though she was coming to terms with all that had befallen her during the past six years in terms of her health and personal life. Each painting was a therapeutic process in many ways to get back to a more stable way of living.
Most of the artwork in Fiona Chan’s studio reflects aspects of nature under change, the elements, erosion and contain many upcycled materials. ‘ My heart is an ocean’ exhibition will delight guests with pleasing blends of colour, shade and emotive imagery.
Full information can be found on the website www.signalartscentre.ie/Fionachan.html