A Contemporary View of the Emerald Isle Immediacy exhibit on view from March 15 to May 12
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite visitors to the Gallery at City Hall to view the newest installation: GLÁS’ (GREEN): A Contemporary View of the Emerald Isle by Siobhan Cox-Carlos. The exhibition of landscapes features two dimensional oil paintings and was curated with support from the Ireland West International Trade Centre. The exhibition is on view weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm, March 15 to May 12, 2018.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on the second floor of Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
“Glás” is the Gaelic word for “Green.” Painter Siobhan Cox-Carlos believes it to be symbolic of Ireland, often known as the Emerald Isle because of its patchwork of green fields. A farmer’s daughter, Cox-Carlos’ love of the Irish landscape is deep as she has been painting it for 30 years. Glás is a representative selection of the elements that she loves most about the country including landscapes, gardens, and interiors and, in recent years, abandoned barns and cottages.
The artist’s studio, depicted in the painting “Wild Rose Studio,” was one such cottage. Measuring 23’ x 15,’ this cozy structure would have been, at one point, a two room home for a farmer. Cox-Carlos is intrigued by the shapes that these bucolic buildings cut into their surrounding landscapes. For her, they represent sadness, emigration, and loss in Irish history. Cox-Carlos says she wants “to bring them back to life again, even if only on canvas, let them live, breathe and dance!”
About the Artist:
Siobhan Cox-Carlos is a painter known for her use of vibrant color and love of texture and pattern. She has strong affinities with American Abstract Expressionists, in particular Willem De Kooning, Hans Hoffman, Wolf Kahn, and Joan Mitchell, and aims to fuse her more figurative initial sketches with the energy, emotion, and freedom of expressionist sentiment.
About the Gallery at City Hall: Offering space to artists and organizations that might not have a permanent gallery, the Gallery at City Hall exhibits an eclectic array of work that highlights the artistic and cultural diversity found in the Providence community. The Gallery is open to the public during City Hall business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and is located at 25 Dorrance Street | 2nd Floor | Providence, RI 02903. For more information, please visit http://artculturetourism.com/main-gallery
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