Opening Reception : Thursday, 8th September, 2016, 6-8pm
Marine, submarine, the sky, the earth.
Green On Red Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Fergus Martin on Thursday, September 8, 2016.
An award-winning artist, known for his work in painting, sculpture and photography, he was awarded the Irish American Cultural Institute O'Malley Art Award in 2014.
His public sculptures in stainless steel and the playful plastic Pipe Dreams series are typical of the focus and directness of his work. This spareness and intensity is seen in his photographs Table ( 2006 ), A Chair ( 2014 ), A Tree ( 2013 ).
This latest show at Green On Red Gallery comes out of a need to work with colour and form. Striking examples of these are his Untitled prints, made with Stoney Road Press in 2015/2016, new large chalk pastel works on paper and new paintings on aluminium box panels.
The forms are strict, pared down but full of restlessness and depth. He speaks of filling with colour, rather than reducing. The painting, Sky, points heavenwards, while others are rooted in the ground.
Fergus Martin will give a talk on Culture Night, September 16th, at 7pm to discuss his show.
More on Fergus Martin at www.fergusmartin.com and at www.stoneyroadpress.com/artists/fergus-martin