• Fiona Stewart

Exhibition Launch




PRESS RELEASE


FRANCIS, REFLECTIONS AND ROSES - A LIFE MAGNIFIED

01/08/2019 to 23/08/2019


University of Atypical are delighted to present the first solo exhibition by 2019 IDA Award winner, Fiona Stewart.


Drawing on Freudian ideas of the uncanny, Stewart’s work occupies territory that is both familiar and ‘other’. Specifically focusing on the subconscious, her work draws on genetic memory and inherited trauma - bringing the cognitive into the physical - and vice versa. Not necessarily negative, the artist plays with the poignancy of energy transfers; from one being or material or interpretation into another.


Alongside this interest in transference, Stewart has also worked as a Graphic Designer for many years, resulting in a process-oriented, layered approach to what she refers to as paintings. Vibrant colour compositions, glass layers and rugged textures invite the viewer to begin a subtle sense of discovery across each surface, discerning the differences in hue, contrasts and finishes.


Stewart says: ‘experiences and memories alter our molecular structure over time and this exhibition - my first solo presentation with University of Atypical - is a personal representation of that.’

ENDS


For more information, contact

Hugh O’Donnell project1@universityofatypical.org

University of Atypical

Ground Floor

Cathedral Quarter Workspaces

109-113 Royal Avenue

Belfast BT1 1FF


www.universityofatypical.org

info@universityofatypical.org

Tel 028 9023 9450

©2019 Fiona Stewart