Her paintings offer seductive invitations to read them figuratively – their shapes and ‘non shapes’ appearing like ancient prehistoric monoliths which can, at the same time, seem like naïve renderings of garishly hued industrial landscapes. Her paintings seem to play with the idea of resemblance; they are suggestive rather than representational, with oblique references to collective identity and ritual.
“There is a boundary to men’s passions when they
act from feelings; but none when they are under the
influence of imagination.” Edmund Burke
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh has had a number of solo exhibitions and is in major collections in Ireland, Europe and the US. She is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin: http://www.kevinkavanaghgallery.ie.
This event is part of the FICEP’s Semaine des cultures étrangères (23 Sept-2 Oct 11). The Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers de Paris celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Full details are available at: http://www.ficep.info