‘I Had A Dream’ & ‘Hybrid Portraits’ – new works by MrsRedhead and Alan Wells
Opening 11th June at 8pm in the Courthouse Gallery.
The exhibition runs from June 11 – July 7
I HAD A DREAM by MrsRedhead
MrsRedhead grew up in Poland, surrounded by lush forests that initiated her love of folklore and fantasy. Moving to Ireland 13 years ago was the opportunity to bring to life the fairy tales.
Irish legends have always inspired her and she found a way to show surrealism and exploration into the human soul. MrsRedhead holds a Masters degree in Pedagogy from Poland, which made her learn to better understand feelings and hidden thoughts, so in this way her photography is often a means of self- expression.
“I ask people about their dreams and try to peek into their soul and explore their individual personalities”, she says, “this helps me choose unique locations perfectly. My recent work is an in depth journey into the mystical locations I have found on this spell-bounding Island.
In my own imagination, every abandoned place is an unexplained world that has a lost soul and a story that begs to be told. I want to awaken it, bring it to life, give it a reason to breathe and inspire again, through the lens of my camera”.
HYBRID PORTRAITS by Alan Wells
A new series of paintings based on famous portraits and self-portraits by well known artists re-imagined as animals.
The works in this exhibition are primarily acrylic on canvas.
Alan does also interior murals and some illustration work.
Originally from Ennis, Co. Clare but now based near Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary. He graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design in 1999 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting).
As well as taking part in numerous group shows, his most recent solo show was in the South Tipperary Arts Centre in 2015.