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01 April 2009

Upcoming Exhibition - Ursula Klinger

Solo Exhibition by artist

Saturday 18th April at 4.00pm
Bold Art Gallery
Exhibition runs until the 30th April 2009.

Exotic cities and drop dead sexy shoes don’t have to be out of reach anymore. Opening April 18th, artist Ursula Klinger’s exhibition “Shoes in The Cities,” will transport the viewer with their glamourous scenes and heels any fashionista would die for. Madonna once remarked that shoes are as good as sex, and "last longer." Klinger’s paintings go one step further by telling a story along the way.

Ursula Klinger herself is an embodiment of the lifestyle she depicts in her paintings. A German artist, she has travelled extensively to America, New Zealand, Spain, and most recently Malta. Despite all this she has found the time to settle down here in Ireland and make her home here. She has shown her paintings in various exhibitions in Ireland and Germany. Not just about fashion, her work is also concerned with the problems of visual communication; the showing of what is unsayable about the human condition; its fragility, its potential and ambiguity. Her work can be found in numerous collections in Ireland, Germany, Holland, Greece, Mexico and America.

For more info please contact bold art gallery on (091) 539900 or email bold art gallery, Merchants & Augustine st, Galway.

Philip Gray Solo Show

"Into The West"
Solo show by
Philip Gray
Show runs until 10th April 2009

Philip Gray’s solo show had its opening last Saturday in the Bold Art Gallery in Galway. Philip did a live painting demonstration with pastel that afternoon. Everybody in the gallery gave a bit of their touch on it and Philip did a painting with all the colours and forms that people had drawn.

In 2008 Philip made a voyage of discovery to the Bahamas in search of a new pallet to express the tonal variations at the heart of the world’s oceans. Here he created a vibrant series of images featuring the tropical shades of a sea and sky bathed in dazzling sunlight.

One of his painting created under those water infested by sharks is actually on display in bold art gallery.

Ocean Race Show

Bold art gallery celebrates the Volvo Ocean Race with
Vincent Killowry, “Ocean Race Show”
Opening Friday 22nd May @ 6pm
running to the 15th June 2009

Supported by An Post

Vincent Killowry, artist and philatelist, studied at Cluain Mhuire College of Art, Galway, and also has a background in both engineering and flying. He has spent most of his 25 year career in the west of Ireland.

Killowry is well known in the Philatelic (stamp collection) circle as the artist responsible for an impressive 46 special edition An Post stamps.

“Painting for An Post has been a great honour down the years and this year it is even more exciting to produce two stamps for An Post”.

Vincent’s stamps this year, his 45th and 46th, are in commemoration of the Volvo Ocean Race, the biggest and most exciting sporting event in Europe in 2009. Between the beauty of the artwork and the excitement the race will surely bring, this is undoubtedly a must-see exhibition.

Killowry’s contemporary approach to painting alternates between figurative, landscape, seascape, transport and equestrian. Regardless of genre, all of his work is executed with equal measure and intensity. His work exudes atmosphere combined with a technical accuracy gleaned from his interest in the engineering aspect of his subjects. As an artist who specializes in painting the great Machines of land and air, Killowry has now harnessed the power of Mother Nature... the powerful energy of the sea.

His work appears in a diverse array of collections.

Group and solo exhibitions:
The Guinness Hops Store Graduate Exhibition
GPA Award for Emerging Artists
2007 Galway Arts Festival, solo show in Bold Art Gallery
The “Flying Colours”
Solo shows in Limerick & Ennis
Opening of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum and also painted the mural ‘History of Flight’ in their entrance hall.
50th Anniversary of the Limerick Flying Club Exhibition
Solo exhibition at the Irish Air Corps 75th Anniversary celebration in Shannon
A retrospective exhibition was held in Foynes to launch his first set of postage stamps in 1998.
Vincent’s Titanic postage stamp design artwork was included as part of an exhibition of postage stamp designs at Cork City Hall to mark the City’s year as European Capital of Culture 2005.
His work now hangs in private and corporate collections in Ireland, U.K., U.S.A., Japan, Luxembourg, France, Spain & India.

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