Image shown: Taking Off by Carol O'Connor

Inventing Solutions, an exhibition of Carol O’Connor’s current body of work, opens at deAppendix on 4 April 2017. deAppendix is a cultural space co-located with a GP surgery in Blackrock, Co.Dublin and hosts a calendar of contemporary art exhibitions and artist talks. Through its programme, deAppendix challenges how such spaces are activated and in so doing questions accepted norms for this genre of space. 

Referencing nature, built environments and travel, Carol O’Connor’s process of layering paint and scraping away will often inform the narrative of the painting as she leans towards complete abstraction. Destroying the initial image and then returning some feature of it in an over and back, push and pull process adds physicality to the practice of painting. The idea of representation or abstraction is not the end goal but the process itself.

Carol O’Connor graduated from NCAD in 2009 with a BA Honours degree in Fine Art, specialising in painting. Carol has shown work in the RHA annual exhibition and has had a number of solo exhibitions. Her artworks are included in the collections of Imago Mundi Benneton; OPW; Contemporary Irish Arts Society; Beaulieu House, Co. Louth; Meath County Council and Axa Insurance. She is represented by Chimera Gallery in Mullingar. She is also a member of The ‘Flotsam’ Art Collective with Thomas Brezing, David Newton, Brian Hegarty and Gary Robinson.

Inventing Solutions closes 26 May 2017.

deAppendix is a project by Ciara McMahon whose art practice frequently examines the potential for hybridity between the disciplines of Art and Medicine.

deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock


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