Venue: Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street, Sligo
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Solo Exhibitions by Diarmuid Delargy and Dermot Seymour opening Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, from Saturday 5th September 2020
‘Omphalos – new works’ by Diarmuid Delargy
This exhibition is, in part, a revisitation of one of my earliest prints "Linnegan's Kitchen" from 1982.
The original depicted a caged sow -they say- being prevented from the disaster of eating her own farrow...the present lockdown caused me to reflect on this piece and I found myself responding....riffing off the original if you like.
Similarly a recent visit to the Antrim coast, just before lockdown, got me athinking. I realised l hadn't fully responded to the coastline of my formative years and l was inspired to do so .
For me the title "Omphalos" references where l came from.
Diarmuid Delargy was born in Belfast. He studied at the University of Ulster and the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.
He has lived and worked in the west of Ireland for many years as a painter, sculptor and printmaker.
Delargy has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. He is a member of Aosdana, the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, London and the Royal Ulster Academy.
‘The Settlement: selected paintings’ by Dermot Seymour
‘The paintings have been inspired by wandering around the lumpy, damp, sinister, and misery infested borderlands.’
Dermot Seymour is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
Dermot Seymour was born in Belfast in 1956. Growing up during the Troubles, his first mature works explored that bizarre disturbing collision of militarised and ordinary life in both rural and urban settings. A move to the south of Ireland continued his acerbic satirical inquiry around politics and identity, using an ultra-realist style of painting which belied the absurd scenes he depicted. His work has been included in many exhibitions such as ‘On the Balcony of the Nation’, which toured the U.S.A during the 1980’s, ‘The Fifth Province; some New Art from Ireland’ which toured Canada from 1991 to 1993. He was selected by Lucy Lippard for an international show called ‘Divisions, Crossroads, Turns of Mind’ which toured Canada, the U.S.A and the Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki. In 1997 he exhibited in ‘When Time Began to Rant and Rage’ touring the U.S.A and the Walker Gallery Liverpool. ‘Collected Histories of Northern Irish Art’ was another important show in which he participated at the Golden Thread Gallery Belfast. He has had solo shows in Belfast, Dublin, New York, Berlin, Galway, Sligo and Derry. His works hang in public and private collections throughout Ireland, the UK, the U.S.A and Germany. He is a member of the R.U.A and Aosdána. He lives and works in County Mayo Ireland.
Exhibitions continue until Saturday 3rd October 2020.
Gallery opening times: Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm