The Engine Room Gallery welcomed Ben Groves and Susanna McConville for an exhibition during May 2014.
Ben Groves was born in South Yorkshire and studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster. He completed a residency at the University and has exhibited widely throughout Northern Ireland.
Groves's practice concerns themes around repetition and familiarity. He uses a range of media from paint, video, photography, dioramas, installation, text and sound and draws on an expansive repository of imagery, such as television and film, appropriating material which, for him has a certain resonance.
Susanna McConville was born in Newtownards and studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster, where she was awarded the Laura Irvine Memorial Prize for Painting and Experimentation in Colour. She has since completed a residency at the University and has exhibited her work throughout Northern Ireland.
She paints 'stories' about her life, faith and doubt by combining childish motifs with painterly sophistication and considers her painting to be abstract narratives.
The exhibition continues until Saturday 31st May 2014.