Francis, Reflections And Roses – A Life Magnified
1 – 23 August 2019
University of Atypical is delighted to present the first solo exhibition by 2019 iDA Award winner, Fiona Stewart.
Drawing on Freudian ideas of the uncanny, Fiona’s work occupies territory that is both familiar and ‘other’. Specifically focusing on the subconscious, her work draws on genetic memory and inherited trauma – bringing the cognitive into the physical – and vice versa. Not necessarily negative, the artist plays with the poignancy of energy transfers; from one being or material or interpretation into another.
Alongside this interest in transference, Fiona Stewart has worked as a graphic designer for many years, resulting in a process-oriented, layered approach to what she refers to as paintings. Vibrant colour compositions, glass layers and rugged textures invite the viewer to begin a subtle sense of discovery across each surface, discerning the differences in hue, contrasts and finishes.
About Atypical Gallery
Showcasing artwork by disabled and deaf artists since 1993, Atypical Gallery is the only permanent exhibition space on the island of Ireland dedicated specifically to highlighting the work of disabled and D/deaf artists. Atypical Gallery provides a welcoming, accessible environment for both emerging and established artists practising across the visual arts spectrum.
As well as providing an exciting and challenging programme of visual arts exhibitions, the gallery also serves as a forum for the education and discussion of disability-led art and culture. Beginning in 2018, Atypical Gallery will host a series of talks, screenings, readings and events around disability art, contemporary practice, socially engaged and participatory art, and disability-led art and curation.
Our aim is to broaden public perceptions of disabled and D/deaf art practice, to champion excellence in visual arts practice, and to support and encourage the professional development and acceptance of disabled and D/deaf artists in Northern Ireland.
Launch: Thursday 1 August, 2019, 5.00pm to 8pm
Open: Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 4pm
Exhibition ends: 23 August 2019
Alma Haser: Pseudo
Exhibition Dates: 13th June 2019 to 19th July 2019
Richard Canning: The Space Between
Launch: Saturday March 30th 2019 2pm to 4pm
Exhibition Dates: April 1st to April 26th 2019
Mary Cody: String
Launch: Saturday January 19th 2019 2pm to 4pm
Exhibition Dates: January 21st to March 1st 2019
Jane McCormick: Not Half Right
Launch: Saturday November 10th 2018 2pm to 4pm
Exhibition Dates: November 12th to December 21st 2018
I Stepped Out And She Stepped In Again
Maurice Hobson: Faces Caught In Time: A posthumous snapshot of the life and work of Maurice Hobson
Launch: Thursday August 2nd 5.30pm to 8pm
Exhibition dates: August 3rd to August 31st
Robin Price: Air of the Anthropocene