Event: Abject Fantastic Exhibiton > 4 - 13 March at the James Barry Exhibition Centre
Friday, 13 March 2009
On Wednesday, 4 March, the Abject Fantastic Exhibiton by Tanya O'Keeffe, Eveleen Murphy and Amanda Rice
My work is concerned with the boundaries in and around relationships. I am interested in how, through relating with others, we meet, merge, mirror and exchange, parts of ourselves.
My work is a culmination of observational drawings of banal manmade structures, found images from children’s books and a re-assemblage of found objects. The work takes on a childlike sensibility with the use of crude marker pens, simplification of forms and use of cut outs elating the mundane within the urban environment to a naïve and childish eminence.
I blend together the imaginary and the real, to create a fantasy. Using patterns and found images, I tell stories of experiences both my own and those of others. I am dealing with today's culture, where nothing is permanent. By using random images that appear of no importance other then their aesthetic appeal, my intention is to create a narrative. Even creating such beautiful fantasies, each have an impending doom, the happy couple and the lion, the pretty house with the hearts leaving. My work is not negative but it is playful and playing with the idea of stereotypical feminine needs.