Saturday, November 20, 2010

'Under the Guise' an exhibition of new works by Victoria Cody at The Little Ghost

Opening next Friday 26th November at 8pm
 - Sat 4th December 2010

Victoria Cody Graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with a Degree in Fine Art Printmaking (2009)

"I fell in love with collage making through making stencils while studying printmaking in college. Every aspect of collage making is appealing to me. I love the rummaging and collecting. Searching for images in second-hand shops and vintage magazines is an exciting part of the process. 

Transformation is a recurring theme in my practice. Working with collage on paper is the perfect medium as it enables constant transformation. The images I find are sliced up and recombined to form new images with new meaning. The work is strongly influenced by Victorian art and working on paper conveys the frailty that underlies the tragic and romantic themes in my work.

The hybrid animals are like messengers or religious icons. The stark contrast of vivid colour on a white background gives the work the 'felt' quality I seek. I want my figures to communicate a haunting quality and also to have a sense of isolation as if they were subject
 to some subliminal force of nature."

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