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If you missed our latest artist talk, you can listen back here.

Ita Freeney's artist talk on Saturday March 4th featured a conversation between Ita and fellow artist Katherine Boucher Beug. The discussion focused on the process behind Ita’s current series of paintings - from her choice of subject, to her focus on form, light, mood, and structure, and the making of the paintings.

Water's Edge @STAC
February 17th - March 18th 2023

Ita Freeney’s Water’s Edge exhibition consists of a series of new paintings created over the last three years. The sea is glimpsed at in all of these works but they are not seascapes per se.Their focus is on the shape of headlands, piers, slipways, strips of water, roofs - areas forming a boundary with the water or breaking the block of water or sky. The solidity of land and the surrounding infrastructure is contrasted with and used to emphasise the airiness and openness of sea and sky. This series gravitates towards horizontals, distance, direction, echoes, gaps, openings, and connections/separations.These paintings play with abstraction and representation - finding and emphasising abstract forms in reality, while also observing nuances of colour, tone and form to evoke mood and atmosphere. Familiarity and building relationships with the places that inspire, has become a very important element in the work. Many return visits to inspirations in North Mayo, and East Cork into Waterford, result in getting absorbed in the places, observing them from different vantage points and in different lights.

See more of Water's Edge, take the virtual tour, or listen back to our podcast with Ita here:
https://www.southtippartscentre.ie/events/ita-freeney-waters-edge
If you missed our latest artist talk, you can listen back here. Ita Freeney's artist talk on Saturday March 4th featured a conversation between Ita and fellow artist Katherine Boucher Beug. The discussion focused on the process behind Ita’s current series of paintings - from her choice of subject, to her focus on form, light, mood, and structure, and the making of the paintings. Water's Edge @STAC February 17th - March 18th 2023 Ita Freeney’s Water’s Edge exhibition consists of a series of new paintings created over the last three years. The sea is glimpsed at in all of these works but they are not seascapes per se.Their focus is on the shape of headlands, piers, slipways, strips of water, roofs - areas forming a boundary with the water or breaking the block of water or sky. The solidity of land and the surrounding infrastructure is contrasted with and used to emphasise the airiness and openness of sea and sky. This series gravitates towards horizontals, distance, direction, echoes, gaps, openings, and connections/separations.These paintings play with abstraction and representation - finding and emphasising abstract forms in reality, while also observing nuances of colour, tone and form to evoke mood and atmosphere. Familiarity and building relationships with the places that inspire, has become a very important element in the work. Many return visits to inspirations in North Mayo, and East Cork into Waterford, result in getting absorbed in the places, observing them from different vantage points and in different lights. See more of Water's Edge, take the virtual tour, or listen back to our podcast with Ita here: https://www.southtippartscentre.ie/events/ita-freeney-waters-edge read more read less

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