Tuesday, June 17, 2014


A Solo Exhibition by Visual Artist Marilyn Gaffney

1 – 30 June | Opening: 1 June at 6pm
Upstairs Gallery, Watergate Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny
Opening hours: 10am-6pm week days, Saturday 2pm-6pm
Investigating the mental process of knowing through the process of painting forms as research within this new body of work. Awareness, perception, reasoning and judgment are obvious applications of conscious reasoning but thought takes many subtler forms, such as interpreting. Sensory input, guiding physical actions and empathizing with others.
Cognition refers to thinking.
The image is disrupted by the printing process with zooming, ink running out and other printer ‘mistakes’. Layering back the photographic images, in parts, to its negative format. Sensory input is transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered and used. This informs the work through the painting process whereby ‘mistakes’ are allowed on the canvas and abstraction comes to play within a semi- representational image of portraits.
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