Roscommon-based artist Vida Pain is the second artist to be awarded the RVAF award and her exhibition, The Provincial Condition, opens at Roscommon Arts Centre on Saturday, 11th of June at 6 pm.
In this exhibition, Vida presents a set of works from disparate sites dappled across the rural countryside.
Timeless, anonymous and void of human habitation, these scenes are strangely familiar yet foreign to the viewer.
Building on a rich lexicon of iconographic scenes as represented in 20th Century American painting, Pain has produced paintings of vernacular architecture of industrial and commercial rural Ireland.
The work primarily focuses on the interplay between form, both temporary and permanent, and its immediate surroundings.
Although similar in theme, the paintings present a varied array of arrangement and formal composition.
Through her observations of overlooked structures, the artist invites the viewer to re-evaluate their predetermined ideas on their surroundings. The exhibition opens at 6 pm on Saturday, June 11th and all are welcome to attend. The exhibition runs until August 6th, 2016.