Artist Dee Walsh a solo exhibition ‘Concrete Abstractions’ featured a selection of her most recent large scale paintings and drawings and was held in a pop up space on Drogheda’s West street. It was Walsh’s first solo exhibit in her home town Drogheda.
About the work
Walsh’s work is an investigation of the structures and infrastructures that facilitate our lives. Through the examination of the built environment, its psycho-geographical effects are explored.
Her work emphasizes the structures which surround us and envelop our daily lives. The integral geometry of the built environment is examined, and the everyday basic structures are manipulated and reconstructed.This is achieved by layering several architectural experiences and approaching it in an architectonic manner. It is intended that a space is created for the viewer to construct and deconstruct using their own personal experiences.
By studying urban architecture, city dwellers, city plans and maps she creates work that comments on the urban environment which is always influx, and also how city-dwellers must constantly adapt to urban life. Her work is influenced by the writings of philosophers such as Michel de Certeau, George Perec, Gaston Bachelard and Roland Barthes.
Disused Building, 2012, Drogheda. Drogheda Arts Festival.