Opening reception: Sat 31st August 2013, 6-9pm
In-spire is happy to invite you to ”Two man show” by Pat Long and Andy O’Toole.
This work is a collection of urban landscapes and intends to bring definitions to the spaces that surround us in everyday city environments. The concept at work is to take the adage that a picture paints a thousand words and to turn it around, using one word as a thread that binds the body of work together. Using cityscapes as a component of each image and the word “city” as a suffix in each photograph’s title, I provide each photograph which may otherwise be viewed as an everyday glance of impenetrable abstraction, with a clearer and more accessible meaning.[Gallery not found]
I was born in Dublin. I studied Painting at the Limerick college of Art. I am employed as an Art Teacher. I have great difficulty committing myself to any statements about my work. I do not believe it should be necessary for visual artists to make statements about their work. I find that artists who make lengthy statements to back up their work invariably produce poor quality work.
All I wish to say about my work is that they are photomontages. They are made by hand using images cut from newspapers and magazines. These images are glued on to on old art room tables and are touched up here and there with acrylic paint.
The show takes place from the 31st of August to the 14th of September 2013 and it’s curated by Sofia Monika Swatek.