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March 31, 2010

Broken Yardstick, a Painting Installation by Emma Roche

Riverbank Arts Centre warmly invites you to…

 Broken Yardstick, A site-specific painting installation by Emma Roche

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present Broken Yardstick, a painting installation by Emma Roche.  This will be Emma’s first solo exhibition having recently completed in 2009 the MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVIS) in IADT.  She holds a BA in Fine Art Painting (Hons) from the National College of Art and Design.

Studio view 2010 Emma’s background is in painting and her current practice marries this with many processes borrowed from craft, sculpture, text, drawing and performance. Notions of deconstruction of materials and their consequent reconstruction have become a foundation for the work. Alchemical explorations are regularly apparent where boundaries are underlined or tested. The work poses questions, not only on a formal or figurative level, but also attempts to encourage a dialogue. Refusenik qualities often appear in the titles and processes that Emma uses and an innate questioning of how labels are used within both the ‘art world’ and outside of it are also present.

Emma Roche This is a very interesting opportunity to see what questions will be posed by Emma’s latest body of work and we believe her playful conceptual approaches and methods will ignite some thoughtful responses.

Emma Roche currently lives and works in Co. Wexford.  Her work was shown as part of the Wildly Different Things: New York + Dublin show, at The Observatory, 7-11 Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin this February.  She has exhibited extensively in group shows since 2003 both nationally and internationally and participated in several artist led initiatives.

The exhibition opens on Thursday April 8th, with an opening reception at 6.30pm, all welcome.

Broken Yardstick runs until 29th April in the McKenna Gallery, admission is free and the gallery is open 10am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturday. 

Please see for further information on the artist.