This is a solo exhibition of paintings, painting installations and digital media artworks by Shane Finan.
The artworks were completed as part of an analysis of people who live on islands, during studio time and residencies in Ireland and Iceland. The central theme is the metaphor of people as islands (insulated and separated from one another), with a comparison to a metaphor of society as an archipelago.
There is no artist fee required for exhibiting these artworks – I am hoping to exhibit a debut solo exhibition and am happy to self-fund the transportation of work to an adequate space. The exhibition is unfunded, and any funding is welcome. Works made as part of this series were funded by Sligo Arts Office – this funding covered creation of work but will have to be acknowledged in any exhibition.
The works vary from small to large format, but an exhibition can be arranged in most spaces or galleries, dependent on available space. A catalogue can be designed and printed at short notice, although this would depend on the circumstances of any exhibition.
I would be delighted to exhibit these works but will not pay to exhibit in a space. All artworks are available for booking from the current date until early 2013 – some of the works will feature in exhibitions later in 2013 outside of Ireland at different dates – this can be discussed further in further correspondence. A selection of the works available can be seen at http://www.shanefinanart.org/#!archipelago-2011—/cyn3
In keeping with Visual Artists Ireland’s policy we require venues or events to pay artist’s fees for exhibitions.