Jonathan Aiken with the Spitfire wing.
PASSERS-BY could be forgiven for thinking
they had travelled back to 1945 or stumbled upon an historic
excavation, as an iconic, elliptical spitfire wing entered
Gormley's Fine Art gallery in Dublin's South Frederick Street
However, Lisburn born artist Jonathan Aiken
has chosen the 10ft x 4ft wing as one of the subjects of his
much-anticipated `Legends' exhibition which is running until 24
July at Gormley's.
The aeroplane wing is one of many, great
icons captured and encapsulated in time by the artist.
Joining the spitfire wing in Gormley's
`Gallery of Greats' are portraits, images and exhibits of other
important icons that have resonated with the artist. Bono, Van
Morrison, George Best and Joey Dunlop are among the portraits
included in the exhibition while the Volkswagen also makes an