As part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival, there will be a poetry reading by Theo Dorgan at the gallery of Friday, July 29 at 6:30 pm.
July 1 to August 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 2nd, 6 – 8 pm
This large group show brings together work by five of Ireland’s most interesting realist painters. A preview is available here or visiting the gallery on July 1 and 2 before the opening reception.
In a world dominated by digital imagery and photography, the goal of these painters is not to merely represent what they see. They show us what we have overlooked and the undercurrents of meaning in our interactions with the world around us.
Catherine Barron explores distorted perception on the surface of old LP records. John Doherty celebrates the forgotten glories of old towns or neglected structures in out of the way places. Mollie Douthit shows us the powerful presence of small, ordinary objects. Martin Gale’s paintings of rural back roads and isolated people create a sense of mystery. Maeve McCarthy investigates old gardens and plants. All create work that is challenging, thoughtful and ultimately very rich.
The gallery will be closed on Monday, June 6th.