Following on from Eoin O’Connors paintings over the last number of years of dishevelled houses and ruins of buildings this exhibition aims to bring fragments of those images into a sculptural realm.  

The pieces each have individual narratives which are reminders to the artist of a time spent working in a village named Vicchio a number of years ago while renovating a derelict parish house and church on the outskirts of Florence.

Each piece represents a fragment of a memory taken from the time working there, with vivid recollections of parquet floors with the coloured sunlight of stained glass windows falling on them.  The suspended stones reminiscent of plumb lines used in the reconstruction of damaged walls and  buildings and the stacks of wood and columns, slender reminders of the primitive cranes and lifting mechanisms using very traditional methods of construction. 

Assembled from new and found materials collected from the discarded debris of renovated building the images of devices and structures attempt to act as metaphors in mans investigation and manipulation of his environment. 

Eoin O’Connor is an award winning artist whose works are held in the collections of the Office of Public Works, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and Kildare County Councils, The Cap Collection and other public and private collections both at home and abroad.  He has represented Ireland most recently in the Office of Public Works group exhibition ‘40 40 40’ which travelled to Madrid, Warsaw & Rome. 

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