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Yvonne Leon At Signal Arts Centre

She’s a talented lass, that young Leon, and her very latest work is about to be unleashed upon her unsuspecting neighbours.

Running from Monday, September 30th to Sunday, October 13th, Silent Stories brings together Yvonne’s latest figurative ceramics.

And the blurb for the Signal Arts Centre exhibition goes a lot like this…

Yvonne Leon is a ceramic artist, based in Greystones, County Wicklow. Her figurative works draw people into a world of narrative that touches on the human experience. She explores themes based on emotion, intimacy, relationships and captured moments. The figures Yvonne creates are all ‘in the moment’. They are reflective in their mood and calm in thought, almost in a dream state of contemplation.

Yvonne explores different themes of comfort, nurturing, love, grief and how they might affect us. The protection of oneself, others and empathy are subjects that’s she turns to time and time again. Each unique figure is crafted in Stoneware and fired several times with multiple glazes. Sometimes porcelain props, decals and gold lustre are used to add symbolism, complexity and a provocative richness to the deceptively simple human forms-they communicate solely with their eye brows, the tilt of their heads or the light placing of a hand. The subtlety in their body language speaks volumes in a silent, gentle way.

Yvonne graduated with a BA in Ceramic Design in NCAD in 1992, is represented by the Open Window Gallery in Rathmines, South Shore Arts in Dalkey and has exhibited in Milan, Madrid, The Ceramic awards at Millcove Gallery (Kenmare) and in Ceramics Ireland at Dublin Castle. Her work was purchased as part of the Art collection of the National Concert Hall and is owned by private collectors both internationally and in Ireland.

Noice. Signal Arts is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (but closed for lunch), and Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.

You can view Yvonne’s work on her website here, and check out her 2016 Guide interview here, and her inspirations right about here

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