An exhibition of work by Frank Rafter, former dentist, will open in the Source on Wednesday 5th November at 7pm
Presented by Thurles Library, and entitled ‘From the Edge’, the show gives an idea of how Frank’s work has progressed over recent years, from mainly painting through a return to drawing and on to printmaking, which is now his main occupation.
The exhibition will also feature some of the books that Frank has made - these being artists’ books which he has made and books of his photographic work which document some of his preoccupations.
Frank says, “much of my drawing and print work is concerned with the concept of binary opposites, such as smoothness/rust, growth/decay, glitz/dereliction deriving from the idea of edge - a persistent obsession in my thinking.”
The area of artists’ books exerts a deep fascination for Frank as they unite his two great interests - art and literature.
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 5th to Tuesday 25th November during library opening hours and later on performance evenings.