Tempy Osborne & Finola Cooney
Currently on show are digitally photographed minature paintings of West Cork landscapes by Finola Cooney that capture feelings of the object's poetic ability. Finola shows how mundane objects (in this case man-made ditritus) which she found emerging in her studied landscapes, can take on interesting new realms when given attension and focus. Also being exhibited are some brilliently unique oil on patterned fabric paintings by Tempy Osborne.Tempy manages to create images which individually convey small ideas but that can collectively tell a larger story, these works have unique small aspects painted with a great amount attention to detail. There is a mixture of Arctic and Cork landscape inspired paintings on show in the gallery. Throughout Tempy’s work ideas of climate change, mass culture and fear of the unknown are continually prominent.
Tempy Osborne Artist's Statement
“The natural and man-made detritus which snakes its way out of its surroundings into our imaginations informs all of Finola's work. The misplaced and discarded are not so much jarring interruptions in the natural order as new and unexplored routes into the familiar. Her aim is to enhance the poetic possibilities of an object, which when taken out of its surroundings can have a different resonance for the viewer, with the idea that unexpected relationships can develop if we are open to experiencing them.”
Finola Cooney works mainly through the mediums of painting, photography and print. This collection of photographs is inspired by the words of Isamu Noguchi and the beauty to be found in the mundane and everyday objects protruding from the landscape of West Cork. “We are the landscape of all we have seen"Isamu Noguchi.