Sarah Walker Gallery, West Cork, Ireland
INTRA EXTRA is an exhibition of four emergin artists; Niall Dooley, Sinead Fagan, Nedyalka Panova and Sylvia Krieg. Two ceramicists and two artists working in drawing and watercolour.
Niall Dooley has to be one of the most original young artists working in Ireland today; his drawings are in a world of their own but all relating directly to the common experience. They are intricate and detailed portraying the humour and difficulties in everyday life.
Sylvia Krieg's depictions of Beara landscape take a more dreamlike direction to most artists' response to landscape; her ink drawings and watercolors compliment Niall Dooley's work and share a sense of removal from the everyday.
Sinead Fagan's ceramics are made using a technique called sagger firing. Each piece is placed inside a clay sagger container, which is filled with combustible items. These give off fumes during the firing giving ranges in color from pastel grey blues to vivid shade of pink and orange. The ceramic vessels become landscape works in themselves.
This is a similar theme with Nedyalka Panova's "Wind, Land and Seas" series, representing the four major elements. "The ceramic is made of clay, water, air and fire. This is the circle of life that ceramics travel through before appearing steady, inert and fragile to us."
INTRA EXTRA is the Latin translation of Inside Outside, The work of these four artists bring us from the inner goings on of the mind, especially in Naill Dooleys and Sylvia Krieg's work, to the exterior world of landscapes.
curated by: Sarah Walker