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ID&A | Dublin | 2007

Written by Ingrid Lyons on . Posted in Art Fairs

Dublin-art-fair_10The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery opened in 1999 at its current location in Great Strand Street in the centre of Dublin. The Gallery is housed in a converted industrial space north of the River Liffey. Over the past 8 years, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery has established itself as a leading Irish commercial gallery. The gallery represents established Irish artists whilst actively supporting the work of emerging younger artists from Ireland and abroad.

Arco, Madrid – 2007

Written by Ingrid Lyons on . Posted in Art Fairs

Diana Copperwhite |Gemma Browne | Amy O’ Riordain

Arco, Madrid || Stand PR 08

he Future is Female brings together three young Irish artists. Each of these artists explores ideas of feminity within their work and what it is to be a woman in this world. Through the media of painting, drawing and photography, ideas of consumerism, advertising, love, sex, memory and innocence are explored. What connects all artists is a certain confidence, vibrant use of colour and assertiveness of image making.

The paintings of Gemma Browne capture the freshness and possibilities of youth. The vivid blue backgrounds are reminiscent of endless warm summers, of happier times fully of possibilty. Similarites can be seen in each of the works, creating uniformity. Each girl differs slightly – a different outfit, a different smile – yet behind the smiles, there is knowingness, a confidence. The individual loses her fixed identity within the crowd.

Whether painting from sources that are deeply personal, or images from mass media, Diana Copperwhite’s paintings relate strongly to memory. How we see, how we remember and how we know, are the themes which weave through her work – her paintings r
evealing a glimpse of a parallel universe balanced between the remembered and real, the abstract and representational.

Sugar for the eye instead of the tongue, Eye Candy is not all prettiness and sweetness. Beneath the lipstick and gloss, Amy O’Riordan’s images say much more. Large-scale photographic self-portaits and studies display the colourful excesses of fashion and consumerism, creating vibrant and richly detailed images.

The Gallery would like to acknowledge the support of Culture Ireland.

 

 

 

Ulrich Vogl – Extension of Drawing

Written by Ingrid Lyons on . Posted in Publications

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Text: Aidan Dunne, Julia Trolp & Annette Pussert
Design:Musterfirma, Ulrike Bruckner, Berlin
Photography: Andreas Brucklmair, John Kellett, Uudam Nguyen, Lidia Tirri, Christoph Wagner
Printed:  Kraska Eckstein
Translations: Daniel O’Donnell & Matthias Wolf
Edition : 1000
ISBN 978-0-9552525-6-3
Published by Kevin Kavanagh (2007)

Un salon par Mick O’Dea

Written by Ingrid Lyons on . Posted in Publications

un-Salon-par-Mick-O'DeaCentre Culturel Irlandais Paris

30 November 2006 – 12 January 2007

Text: Helen Carey & Aidan Dunne
Design: Ronan Devlin
Photography: Fico Photographe, Barbara Laborde, Jaqui Mc Intosh & Amelia Stein
Printing and Reproduction – Drukkerij Rosbeek, Nuth
Edition 1000
ISBN 978-0-9552525-8-7
Published by Kevin Kavanagh (2007)

 

 

 

 

 

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Mick O’Dea

June/July 2004

Printed by Hudson Killeen, Glasnevin, Dublin

Photogra[hy by Gillian Buckley

Designed by rising Design and Communications

ISBN 01-8550663