Through the Looking Glass - Róisín Verdon
17th Nov 2010 - 22nd Nov 2010
Opens Wed 7-9pm
Runs daily 12-6pm
Róisín Verdon draws from the heightened sense of colour and composition in film and television in her work. There is a development and transition from focus on motion to focus on composition. The work has emerged from references to the laws of reflection and in particular specular reflection. Specular reflection is where the angle at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected – as in the case of mirrors. Yet the surface is only partially representational. In film, the actor plays a character yet the person behind that character is also present, like the Ego – the false self which we present to the world as a statement of who we are, versus the true self. In the case of The Wizard of Oz – the wizard was represented as a larger than life entity when in reality he was a little man behind a curtain.
Through the process of image analysis and research, Róisín has collected hundreds of references to base her work on. This new work comprises of paintings developed from references to specular reflection within the realm of film.
Róisín Verdon lives and works in Bray, Co. Wicklow. She graduated from I.A.D.T in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts Practice.