Tadhg McSweeney

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(b. 1978) in Sligo, lives and works in Carlow, Ireland

“True, there are paintings on the wall, and several sculptural pieces distributed throughout the space, but when you look more carefully at any of them you’re likely to become less sure about what you’re looking at. What does becomes clear is that McSweeney loves the flicker between certainty and uncertainty. He likes making things that invite recognition and then cancel the invitation at the last minute. His work is not exactly a rejection of what has gone before, of artistic or aesthetic conventions, but a bid to figure out how one can make something with the remains, the residue of what has gone before.”

– Aidan Dunne. The Irish Times (2010). Extract from the review of Portmanteau (2010).

Links to previous shows;

Group Show- Many Worlds, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 15.9-29.10.2017

Pictures From The Surface, 9 July – 1 August 2015

Group Exhibition, Instant Crush, July 4 – August 2 2014

McSweeney and Nisenbaum, 8 – 30 November 2013

Group Show, Room Outside, 28 July – 13 August 2011

Building Sights, Robert Armstrong | Tadhg McSweeney | Mark Swords, 4 – 27 November 2010

Group Show – Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo, 29 July – 28 August 2010

Portmanteau, 15 April 2010 – 08 May 2010

Group Show – Above the Fold, 8 – 23 December 2009

Group Show – Group Therapy, 28 November – 23 December 2008

Mark Swords – Mosaic

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Mosaicedited by: Mark Swords/ Declan Long
photography: Mark Swords and Peter Rowen
Design and Production: Atelier David Smith
Printing and Lithography: MM Artbook Printing and Repro
Binding: Van Waarden, the Netherlands

Published by: Mark Swords and Atelier Projects

Three Tulips 36x41cm, oil on canvas 2012

Geraldine O’Neill

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(b.1971), lives and works in Dublin.

“Every painter recapitulates the history of painting in his or her own way,” wrote Gilles Deleuze in his Francis Bacon study. It is a deceptively simple way of wording a complicated insight about being a painter and the labour it takes to make your practice count.

Geraldine O’Neill works through the history of painting rather like a dancer who goes hill-walking on Everest and discovers a panoramic base camp peopled by artists, scientists and philosophers. It is about time. About space too. Above all, it is about painting from the skin, meaning that technique matters and that craft must be conceptualised before it appears as art.

-Madb Ruane


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Links to previous Shows:

Reciprocal Space, 13th Sept – 13th Oct 2012

Horopter, 2 – 23 Dec. 2010


Geraldine O’Neill – Luan an tSleibhe

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Geraldine-o-neill2 October – 22 November 2008
Draoicht, Blanchardstown, Ireland

Text: Brian Maguire & Medb Ruane
Design & Production: Tom Feehan
Photography: Vincent Lestienne, Ronan McCrea, Jaqui McIntosh
Edition of 750
ISBN 978-0-9555164-9-8
Published by Kevin Kavanagh (2008)