Mon 11 Oct to Sat 20 Nov 2010
An exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Christy Keeney, one of the country's leading ceramic artists.
Christy Keeney studied ceramics at the Royal College of Art in London. His work is an investigation of the human figure and his forms are stretched to the point where sculpture and drawing overlap.
After spending 17 years in London, Christy Keeney returned to his native Donegal where he now lives and works. His sculpted slab built heads and figures demonstrate a wonderful sence of draughtmanship as details are drawn into the wet clay surface.
“I see my work as 3D paintings. The form is built up and scetched till almost flat, like a canvas, ready to take the drawing which will outline the figure or head. In the figures, I make an attempt to express the human spirit in all it's many forms. I like to work blindly letting the moment dictate my progress. When I see the form develop to some conclusion, I'll then add the features.
The heads are a study of the many varied features, and expressions that make up the human face”.