news about dublin exhibit
It's been in the works for awhile, and is now official..I'm going to be included in a three person exhibit in Ireland, opening September 30 at Gormley's Gallery
in Dublin. I hold the artists I will be showing with in high regard--Jane Swanston
and Elizabeth Cope
-- and look forward to meeting them in Dublin. It will be an exciting mix of stylistic approaches and mood, and I'm really excited that Gormley's is offering me this introduction into the Irish art scene. It is a large gallery, established in 1989--currently over 100 artists are represented in three locations--emerging and established, Irish and international.
I am quite drawn to the work of several abstract painters Sean Cotter
, John Kingerlee
and Ger Sweeney
who are represented by Gormley's, and look forward to seeing some of their paintings while I'm there--as well as whatever other art and galleries I can take in during my several days in Dublin (and later, Belfast.)
Thanks for this opportunity goes to Alan Evans, my agent in Ireland and the UK. He represents me and 3 other artists (all of them Irish) and he owns IrishArt.com
, which is the biggest art site in Ireland--helpful in promoting the exhibit. (You can sneak on as a free artist member if you like - you don't have to be Irish.) Alan's appreciation for my work and the vision he has for its potential are very inspiring. And he certainly knows how to get things moving...I'm impressed! He and his wife Hazel have become friends with my husband and me, as well. He's a generous man with a great sense of humor and very impressive knowledge of the Irish art world.
For this show, I'm planning to exhibit 12 or more works on paper (such as the one above, Lost Wall #2, 14"x11") and several larger paintings on panel. Included too will be some of the work I do while an artist-in-residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre
in County Monaghan, (September 12-October 3.)
I'll be in Ireland for over a month all together, enough time to soak up lots of Irish culture, history, landscapes, and Guinness. Happily, my painter friend from Toronto, Janice Mason Steeves
was awarded a residency at Tyrone Guthrie during the same time period...we'll have a great time!