Exhibitions: ‘Diary,’ ‘Beyond the Beyonds,’ and ‘The Foggy Dew’

The Foggy Dew | Mick O’Dea at RHA Gallery, Dublin 2

mick o dea15 January to 21 February
RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

‘The Foggy Dew’ is an exhibition of new work by RHA President, Mick O’Dea commemorating the events of the Easter Rising. O’Dea is known for his paintings of the War of Independence, images culled from found and researched photographs. O’Dea has embraced the events of that Easter weekend in four monumental canvases sited in the vicinity of central Dublin – the GPO, Upper O’Connell Street, the GPO, the RHA on Middle Abbey Street and College Green.

For further information or images please contact Rebecca Gale, RHA Marketing
E: [email protected], T: 01 661 2558

Cathy Carman | Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

15 January to 13 February 2016
Mon day to Friday 10am to 5pm,  Saturday 11am to 5.30pm

A sculptural installation encompassing bronze sculptures, floor drawings, found objects and sound. The show explores the timeline in the making of the sculpture. “The fundamental concern of my artistic practice is bearing witness to interior weather through the use of the figure in sculpture. My work explores the interior psyche, looking for the poetic moments in the female form, the primal image from the subconscious. My figures are carriers – some of burden, others joy – exploring the desire for love and belonging counterpointed by loss and fracture.”

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T: 094 9023733
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Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Victoria J Dean, Niamh O’ Doherty, and Laura Smith | Galway Arts Centre

Niamh-O-Doherty-Fragments-of-a-Landscape-Hrisey-Iceland.-June-2015On the Border Between Time and Loss
23 January to  26 of February 2016 | Opening 22 of January 2016, 6pm

On the Border Between Time and Loss exhibition showcases the work of three artists Victoria J Dean, Niamh O’Doherty and Laura Smith. The title is derived from the investigations each of the artists make into boundaries, borders and the restrictions people impose on themselves and each other.

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T: 091 568 642
47 Dominick Street Lower, Galway

John Kingerlee | Luan Gallery, Athlone

kingerlee-thumbBeyond the Beyonds
Until 27 February  2016
Tuesday to Saturday 11 to 17pm, Sunday 12 to 17pm

A retrospective exhibition celebrating the work of John Kingerlee from 1962 to the present day.

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T: 090 644 2154
Luan Gallery, Grace Road Athlone, Co Westmeath

Tender Wounds | Christina Tzani at GalleryX, Dublin

150x15023 January to 20 February | Opening: 22 January, 6pm
Gallery X, 64 South William Street, Dublin 2
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

GalleryX – the new Dublin space for unsettling art – introduces the work of Greek painter Christina Tzani.  The exhibition will include oil paintings and ink drawings on paper and on canvas. ‘Tender Wounds’ will be opened in the presence of the artist and of H.E. Mrs. Katia Georgiou, Ambassador of Greece in Ireland. A musical performance will take place during the opening.

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Aileen Murphy and Kathy Tynan | Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin 8

Kathy.curry-clubHands Laid On
Until 30 January 2016

Through the activities of walking and looking Kathy Tynan identifies alternative landmarks in the city, places to rest the eyes that give rise to contemplation. Tynan observes and informally records visual quirks in her surroundings and such vagaries are later bestowed with temporal emphasis through the medium of paint. In the cracks of a pebble dashed wall and across a surface of uneven plaster, real word surfaces and textures appear elevated through keen observation. Slogans and symbols scrawled or sprayed across gable ends, crows looking on, trinkets in a stranger’s porch; all distract from the path ahead.

Aileen Murphy’s canvases are lurid and brassy with strong sweeping brush strokes that evoke activity and dance. Energy takes precedence as the painted image is contained but always threatens to breach the border of the canvas, a yellow interior emblazoned by broad swathes of blue paint depicts an athletically contorted woman mid-pirouette or falling. Murphy works from swiftly made drawings creating seamless gestures of movement. They are feeling rather than thinking paintings that are concerned with human emotion and the human condition in which tales of drama and lust abound.

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T: 01 475 9514

Before, During, After…Almost | David Farrell at the RHA, Dublin 2

david farrell rha15 January to 21 February
RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

‘Before, During, After…Almost’. As part of the 1916 commemorations, the RHA approached the photographer David Farrell to consider responding to the broader global situation of that time with the war in Europe raging on the Somme. Farrell has mined his own archive of a quarter of a century of his photography to compile a provocative and complex suite of images.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book with an introductory essay by the poet Theo Dorgan, which will be launched at the RHA on the 28 March.

For further information or images please contact Rebecca Gale, RHA Marketing
E: [email protected], T: 01 661 25

Graphic Explorations in Print | The National Print Museum, Dublin 4

MG_5128-960x400-cropGraphic Explorations in Print: 32 Years of Student Work from Distillers Press
Until 29 February 2016

Graphic Explorations in Print is a showcase of work produced by graphic design students at Distillers Press (as the print facility in NCAD became known) from 1983 until present day. Curated by Sean Sills, custodian of the press during that period, the exhibition encompasses posters, books and a collection of ephemera. The National Print Museum has had strong links with Distillers Press over many years, working on collaborative projects and is delighted to host this exhibition. Free admission.

Further information:
T: +353 1 660 3770
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Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Featured image: from Mick O’ Dea’s exhibition The Foggy Dew