New Generation Gallery

Polly Maher

BA Joint Honours in Fine Art Paint and Education, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery

Typically, we associate rural objects and places with tradition and nostalgia - my work attempts to recognise rural content as part of the contemporary world. In particular, I'm interested in objects found in yards, sheds and workshops. Equally, the physical expression of paint sitting on the surface plays an important role. It creates pieces that are at the meeting point of material and content.

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Red Step Ladder and Nail through Paper
Pins and Plate
Step Ladder in Blue Light
Boxes in Boxes and Handle
‘’Holder for a dill, don’t think the drill was ever in it. Reflectors for the side of a trailer and a cable for a brake and the triangle thing is the scraper for the cooker’’