Moving through the five Autumn exhibitions at the Very Small Gallery in Carrick-on-Shannon, the third in the series opens on Friday, October 12th.
“Beloved” by artist Pauline Terry Is a collection of seven pictures influenced by her fascination with the old religious images and pictures that one would have seen in nearly every house in the country 30/40 years ago and which are now, sadly, disappearing.
Pauline mostly finds the pieces in curiosity shops, car boot sales and charity shops. She says “most people might find a plastic Jesus or prayer card tacky but I find them beautiful, and regard them as works of art in their own right”. Pauline, who has an honours degree in Fine Art from Sligo College, works with mixed media including wallpapers and found materials combined with oil paints and graffiti spray cans helping create depth and age to the work. She has treated the subject with great respect and her images glow with the love that the artist has put into them.
These exhibitions are for a group of five artists to show their work in a collection and for the public to see different art forms during the Winter months.
The “Beloved” exhibition will open at 5.30pm on October 12 with a glass of wine or something and a chance to meet this interesting artist. The exhibition will run until Thursday, October 25. The Very Small Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am-6pm. For further details ph 087 2943853; see the website www.theverysmallgallery.com or visit us on our facebook page www.facebook.com/verysmallgallery.