22nd November – 22nd December 2012
Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present new paintings by Anna Bjerger(SWE), Oliver Comerford(IE) and Diana Copperwhite(IE).
“Anna Bjerger paints heartbreaking utopias from magazine clippings. Filled with breezy landscapes and loose limbed figures, her work evokes the summer vacation version of Matisse’s Cote d’Azur. Her pictures pit ordinary life against extraordinary memories; because those reminiscences are basically voyeuristic, her paintings capture a realm of the senses that is bittersweet as anything produced by the sensualist painter of Luxe, Calme et Volupte.” Christian Viveros- Faunes
“Comerford’s paintings are , to a very significant degree, contemplative in mode-they show us spaces of suspense, but also of extraordinary, captivating stillness-and yet these unending journeys towards the edge of everyday life suggest an almost frenetic quest for calm: an unceasing and agitated striving, a hyperactive hankering for a setting, a sensation beyond the congested, contained conditions of urban existence” Declan Long
“Diana Copperwhite constantly mentions a musical logic and a sense of musical notation and tonality as she describes the act of painting. But, on the other hand, she insists that she does not pre-stucture, that she allows one colour to suggest another, that the element of gesture and chance is essential as is the flash of insight and the swift ability then to structure it, to carry it out.” Colm Tóibín