Sioban Piercy: Pages of a Palimpsest
October 15 to November 11, 2004
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. The opening speaker will be Ian McConough, Cork county Arts Officer
This exhibition of more than forty new prints by Galway-based artist, Sioban Piercy, showcases work of extraordinary, archetypal power. By incorporating printmaking techniques, photography, drawing, and text, Piercy draws the viewer into a poetic contemplation of the human form and nature, relationships, spirituality and dreams.
Says Piercy, “The impetus for the work is personal. It is based on personal experience in the world. But it is not necessarily factual; it is also a fabrication, in the same way a writer’s story doesn’t have to be autobiographical even though the story is based on what he or she knows. The connecting factor in the work is the concern with narrative and the idea of trying to put together images that have a powerful charge and that provoke a response in many different ways, whether psychological or intellectual or emotional.”
Recognized as one of Ireland’s most important printmakers, Piercy lectures full-time in art at Galway Regional Technical College. She has had solo shows at the Galway Art Center; Original Print Gallery, Dublin; Churchill College, Cambridge University; the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork; and the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick. She has won numerous awards in and her work is in major collections in Ireland and England.