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Harrie Somers & Joyce Tansey Art Exhibition on display in June

Harrie Somers & Joyce Tansey Art Exhibition on display in June

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ART EXHIBITION of paintings by Joyce Tansey and Harrie Somers

Opening Saturday June 3rd 7pm (on display until July 4th)

Harrie Somers is a painter and photographer living in Castlecove Co. Kerry. He studied Art & Design  at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Academy for Photography Amsterdam. In 2015 Harrie published a Photobook entitled “People at Work” featuring portraits of people from Castlecove, Caherdaniel and Sneem at their place of work.

Joyce Tansey Artist Statement Throughout my artistic career, my paintings have mostly been abstract. This year I revisited figuration, having been inspired to draw from an antique patchwork quilt that I acquired in the mid 90’s. This now worn old material was originally designed as a bedspread but for the last two years it was covering a south east facing window in my bedroom. Living with it like this, with the morning sun shining through, its beauty was highlighted and a depth and complexity was revealed. The two sides of the piece, with differing characters, merged and presented a composite, stripes on one side mixing with birds on the other, flora on one side mixing with flora on the other etc. At the beginning of this year it became a source material for my paintings.

In the paintings, I attempt to interpret the imagery and textile design used in the piece, now hanging on my studio window. Through the process I observe it changing with the weather and discover new ways of looking all the time.

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