Judy Carroll Deeley’s paintings are concerned with illuminating the strange or mysterious qualities that haunt everyday objects.
In ‘Paraphernalia’ the source of her work is a number of gifts of kitchen implements she received for her wedding but never used. Now largely rusting or otherwise discoloured or dilapidated, the act and fact of painting these objects is her way of ‘reclaiming’ them and acknowledging the temperament she feels pertains to them on taking a fresh, long-delayed look.
Judy Carroll Deeley is a professional artist and has a BA Hons. Fine Art (Painting) from NCAD, 2008, and an MA Hons. Visual Art Practices from IADT, 2011. This is her third solo exhibition. She has participated in many group shows including ‘Arrival’ in the dlr Lexicon Gallery 2017/18 curated by Gemma Tipton, and the Dunamaise Open 2017 curated by Patricia McKenna. Earlier group shows include the Rua Red Winter Open 2014/15 where she won The People’s Choice Award and The Claremorris Open 2009. She was awarded a Belmont Mill Residency in 2012 and a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2015.