Group Show at White Lady Art, Dublin.
I had a new painting shown as part of a group show called Elements of the Elementary this August 2nd - 31st at White Lady Art in Dublin.
Elements of the Elementary is an exhibition presented by multi media artist, Dominick O'Cruadhliocht in conjunction with White Lady Art exploring the many facets of the Sherlock Holmes character. Combining with various artists from the contemporary art world and using the fields of sculpture, painting, street art and classical interior decoration they hope to bring the audience into the world of Sherlock Holmes. The exhibition will feature art inspired by the characteristics, history and period that makes up the characters complex and multi faceted exterior along with pieces inspired by the period dating from late 1800's to early 1900's. Over a four week period there will be lectures and talks on such subjects as Bee Keeping, Forensics, Victorian history, costume and literature and stage readings from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories of “The Great Detective” and with a special performance of a violin soloist. There will also be a Victorian themed evening including fancy dress, Victorian fashion show and a special “Who Dun-nit” murder mystery.
Each of the contributing artists will take an element of the character, skills and style of Sherlock Holmes and create an art piece in their chosen medium. Whether it is painting, crafts, sculpture or audio visual, and bring one of the most amazing, complex and classical figures of literature into the world of 21st century contemporary art.
My newly created painting focuses on a passion for Japanese Lolita fashion culture, Lolita has its roots in Victoriana fashion. Citing the historical period this show is focused on, I painted one of my characters in a funky female adaption of the Sherlock Homes iconic attire in a Steampunky Lolita style. I included fabric, lace and paper and lace collage in this large watercolour piece with a metal embellishment for the monocle over her eye.
White Lady Art and Dominick O'Cruadhliocht curated Elements of the Elementary: a Sherlock Holmes exhibition in 2013.