Visual Art: Portraits and Other Works by: Yvonne Condon at the Gallery of Atypical, Belfast
18 Jan - 21 Feb 2020 (Past)
Yvonne Condon is a dynamic female artist from East Cork. She creates bold, uncompromising images, working at great speed. Yvonne also happens to be non-verbal and partially blind.
Yvonne’s drawing style is determinedly graphic, fearless. She paints with acrylic on in-expensive card, using thick black outlines, mixing colour directly on the surface rather than a palette. Her method of production is singular and intense, she may produce a painting in a matter of just 10 minutes.
Yvonne works from observation, working with sitters or collected imagery from a plethora of books, magazines and photographs.
Yvonne’s unapologetic figures present open-ended stories: a yellow lady examines her face using the fingertips of her three hands, a tiny beast balances on Saint Patrick’s mitre, there is green-faced Adam.
Yvonne participates in Crawford Supported Studio and is a long-term member of Glasheen Artists Studio Programme Gasp Artists. (A supported studio is a sustained creative environment for individuals with specific health or social needs. Supported Studios provide technical artistic support, networks and audiences outside the health and social care settings.) Crawford Supported Studio is run in partnership with Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork Arts and Cope Foundation .
Yvonne Condon received an Arts and Disability Connect New Work award in 2019. In partnership with the Crawford Art Gallery and with the support of Cork City Council, Yvonne will create a large scale public artwork, potentially in the Port of Cork.
Portraits and Other Works by: Yvonne Condon
18th January – 21st February 2020, Gallery of Atypical, Belfast
Opening: 18/01/20 at 2pm – 4pm