Friday, 10 June 2011

Mairead O'hEocha via An Lár

The Douglas Hyde Gallery

June 10 to 13 July 2011

Mairead O'hEocha paints small landscapes that are both graceful and intelligent. Low-keyed pictures, coloured predominantly in elegant shades of grey, green, and blue, they are rooted in a painterly tradition of modest and sensitive observation that includes artists as various as Corot, Morandi, and Maureen Gallace.

Nevertheless, in their quiet way, Mairead O'hEocha's images are unmistakably contemporary and individual. More often than not they depict Irish edgelands, those curious but unremarkable places where cities and towns merge with the natural landscape. And as the Irish countryside, in recent years, has become more and more developed, so there are increasingly frequent instances of incongruent juxtapositions between the rural vernacular and styles of modern urban life. These are the liminal areas that the paintings reflect. O'hEocha does not comment directly on the uneasy contradictions of the Irish edgelands; her paintings, which are neither approving nor critical, seem to gaze, with distant affection, on those overlooked parts of Ireland where a sense of belonging and permanence is being slowly eroded and replaced with a mood of transience and uncertainty.

Several of the more recent images in this exhibition are of Dublin, the capital and economic hub of the country. But this is a city that is not immediately recognizable; what we see is a place in a process of uneasy change, where the centre doesn't hold and where only peripheral corners and forgotten edges seem to have any connection with the comforting resonances of the past.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

IMMA
6 April - 26 June 2011
 Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, presents the iconic paintings of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the two central figures of Mexican Modernism. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886 – 1957). The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant body of work, but also from their active participation in the life of their time, their friendships (and conflicts) with leading figures, their imposing physical appearance and spirited natures.







 "Self Portrait with Monkeys"

Price: €3.00 - 5.00

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Dublin Galleries

The Access to Arts Gallery
The Apollo Gallery
The Bad Art Gallery
Balla Bán
The Blue Leaf Gallery
The Bridge Gallery
The Centre for Creative Practices
The Chester Beatty Library
The Cross Gallery
De Veres Art Auctions
The Douglas Hyde Gallery
The Hugh Lane
Four
Gallery Lukisan
Gallery of Photography
Gallery Zozimus
Graphic Studio Gallery
The Green Gallery
The Green On Red Gallery
Hallward Gallery
Hillsboro Fine Art
Homeland Irish Art
The Irish Museum of Modern Art
James Adam Salesroom
Jorgensen Gallery
Kerlin Gallery
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
The LAB gallery
Lemon Street Gallery
The Molesworth Gallery
Monster Truck Gallery & Studios
National Gallery of Ireland
Oisín Gallery
Original Print Gallery
The Peppercanister gallery
The Powerscourt Gallery
Project Arts Centre
The Royal Hibernian Academy
Rubicon Gallery
Solomon Gallery
Stone Gallery
The Talbot Gallery and Studios
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
The James Joyce House of 'The Dead'
The Paul Kane Gallery
Waldock Gallery
Whytes Auctioneers

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Welcome to www.irishartscene.com

We are going to provide an up to date listings on everything to do with the Irish Art Scene. There is a lot of talented artists out there that because of the cost of putting on a show is too much, plus what we have found that there is too many galleries that are unknown to most people hence are losing business and visitors because there is not much advertisements to attract people.

Please feel free to add anything that we have missed on here as I'm doing this in my spare time because after finishing Art college I found it impossible to know what is the next step.