‘Amplified’: An exhibition of paintings by Vida Pain
Amplified . 29th Jun 2012 (Friday) – 10th Jul 2012 (Tuesday) from 12:00 – 18:00. By Vida Pain. ‘Amplified,’ an exhibition of paintings by Vida Pain, has recently gone on exhibition at the University Hospital, Galway and will be part of the Volvo Ocean Race Art Trail. The exhibition will be on display until July 9. Vida pain will give an artist talk about her practice in University Hospital Galway on July 4th at 1.00pm lunchtime. All are welcome.
Vida Pain is a Roscommon based artist, who received a B.A in Fine Art (Hons) Degree from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in 2009. She has been the recipient of numerous bursaries including awards from Roscommon County Council Arts Service, The Roscommon Enterprise Board and Roscommon Integrated Development Company.
In 2009, Vida was selected for the RDS Student Award Exhibition; was a prize winner in the Boyle Arts Festival and selected for the Wexford Arts Exhibition during the Opera Festival. Vida has been listed in The Irish Times Arts Review during the graduate show and in the Irish Arts Review. Vida was selected to hold her first solo exhibition in the Roscommon Arts Centre entitled Illumination in 2009. Since then, she has gone on to secure five further solo shows. In 2010/11, selected shows included RHA Annual Exhibition, Rua Red Summer Show, King House, Boyle Arts Festival and Greenacres Gallery. And more recently, work is now included in the Roscommon County Council Civic Collection.
Partial glimpses of familiar and overlooked images form the basis of Vida’s painting. Misplaced architecture is of particular interest, as is the contrast between old and new. Painting magnified portions of images, often at skewed angles; the reality is amplified and thought provoking. These works are sourced from her own digital photographs, which involves a process of cropping and resizing. The spontaneity of the camera is a perfect foil for the laborious method by which they are edited. Manipulated by a series of processes including the over painting of photographs, oil on board, grid formats and the use of projectors, the finished oil paintings rely heavily on a flat perspective and exaggerated colour to inspirit them.
Vida is currently continuing her work around unexpected angles of structure and the drama created with light and shadow. Also of great interest is the ambiguity of the image, the realization that the boundaries define the scene and that without the complete picture the viewer is left to decide on the geography for themselves.
For further information regarding the hospital arts programme and the work of Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust contact Margaret Flannery, Arts Director at 091 544979.
This event is part of the festival: Volvo Ocean Race Galway
Venue: University Hospital, Galway,
University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway.
tel: +353 91 544979 (Information)