Drogheda artist’s debut exhibition depicts the local in a new light.
There has been some excitement around Drogheda about a new art exhibition which is visiting the Abbey Gallery. Local artist Rodney Thornton is introducing himself to the art world with his exhibition entitled Stilling a Recurring Light. His paintings depict the local ice cream van, the corner sweet shop, the Gaelic football pitch and empty street scenes that invite the viewer to visit once again. The paintings simplify the ordinary things in the times we live in and embody the grass root culture found on every street corner in Ireland.
Rodney received an honours degree in fine art at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. It was while teaching English in South Korea that he first took to the streets making drawings. He found this a great way to communicate with the locals and continued to paint on the streets of Drogheda on his return.
Rodney has been blown away by the support he has received since he started painting around the town of Drogheda and would like to thank everybody for their interest and words of encouragement.
The exhibition will be opened by Mayor Oliver Tully on Friday May 26th at 7.30pm in the Abbey Gallery, 4 Dominic Street, Drogheda.