The figures in To This I Put My Name are in turn serene and violent, beautiful and raw.
Curneen’s figures are inspired by myth and legend, drawing upon religious iconography and her study of art history at the National Museum of Ireland. Angels and saints are decorated with rich glazes or deep smudges of inky colour, reminiscent perhaps of fine porcelain. Other figures are left unglazed and unadorned; like reimagined figures from Ancient Greek vases.
‘To This I Put My Name’ is a Ruthin Craft Centre and Mission Gallery Touring Exhibition.
Meet the Artist
Saturday 23rd August, 1-3pm, FREE entry. Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition and meet the artist, Claire Curneen.
Image: Blue, 49 x 15cm, 2013. Photo Dewi Tannatt Lloyd.