Lucienne O' Mara at Town House

15 Sep 2014 – 26 Sep 2014

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Identity through Portraiture


This show of works from City & Guilds graduate Lucienne O'Mara will explore identity and portraiture through her characteristic distorted and heavily worked canvasses. Using a group of burlesque dancers as her subject, layers within the paintings are built up and removed repeatedly until they start to join together to form one united shape. 'Through a vigorous process of application and removal using acrylic on canvas, I am distorting the image of a person with water to suggest the disintegration of a consistent identity, and also the fragility of identity itself.' These large scale works will be exhibited alongside some smaller works on paper until 26th September.

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