Artists Kira O’Brien and Stephanie Mendel are hosting an exhibition at the Mad Fish Restaurant in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven, Co. Cork. Opening on Wednesday, May 11th at 8pm the show is a mix of ceramics and nature based paintings.
Dublin born Kira, is based in Crosshaven, where she works from her home studio. She studied in Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork currently teaches part time adult education ceramic classes in the Be Creative Centre, Carrigaline. Her pieces are decorated in a sgraffitto, a ceramic drawing technique, where sculptural figures sit on teacups, bowls, jugs or lids. Often the figures are alone, or part of conversation with a group suggesting a story is taking place. Kira’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including Switzerland and Montana and is held in private collections throughout the world.
Stephanie Mendel paints from a studio in her home in Myrtleville, Co. Cork. A native of New Mexico she is both intrigued and enchanted by nature, colour and texture, for which she finds her outlet in paintings of flowers, trees and other natural objects. Working primarily in acrylics and oils she brings a bright and often starkly contrasting view of her subjects, always rich in colour and deep in perspective and ambiguity. Stephanie’s artwork has been featured in a number of exhibitions and in March 2013 she presented her work, solo at the NSC Campus in Cork.
The exhibition will be open daily and runs from May 11 until June 29