Friday 4 July 2008
Slant Exhibition in Ormeau Baths Gallery
The IGI was approached by the Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast to submit and idea for an exhibition to be held during the Summer. As promotions officer for the IGI I took on the role of organiser and began correspondence with Feargal O'Malley in the Gallery. Between myself, Padhraig and Steve we came up with the idea where each member of the Guild takes a favourite painting and reinterprets it in their own way and style. We got an amazing response with 18 brilliant unique pieces.
They're currently being framed and will be on show in the Ormeau Baths Gallery from 1st August - 27th September 2008. I highly recommend a look if you're up that way.
This is my effort. I always loved this painting by Picasso it always seemed so modern to me. Almost like a cover for a comic by comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz. I imagine Petrvs Manach to be this amazingly slick bar owner in Madrid in the 1920's so my interpretation is Barman Peter Murphy from Dublin in the 1980's.