Keep some steady friends around
10 March to 30 April 2022
Dunamaise Arts Centre, in association with Kevin Kavanagh present Keep some steady friends around, an exhibition by Kathy Tynan from 10 March to 30 April 2022.
Through the activities of walking and looking Kathy Tynan identifies alternative landmarks in her every day environments, places to rest the eyes that give rise to contemplation. She observes and informally records visual quirks in her surroundings. Such vagaries are later bestowed with temporal emphasis through the medium of paint. Minor variations within a daily routine are a source of constant interest to her. Tynan responds to the possibilities of the surface texture of paint, its ability to mimic real-world surfaces. She looks for clues in unlikely places - the most trivial encounter has the potential to announce the most profound epiphany.
Recent exhibitions include fresh ruins, Kevin Kavanagh, (2021;) The Zurich Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland (2020); Two Painters, Highlanes Gallery (2020); Green Like Now, Kevin Kavanagh (2019); Luminous Twitch, The Lab Gallery (2019) and Everything is in Everything, Sirius Arts Centre (2019). Tynan completed a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and published her first book of paintings, Proud & Strong All Day Long in 2018. In 2019 she was the winner of the Dublin City Council Visual Arts Bursary and was shortlisted for The Hennessey-Craig prize for painting. In 2020 she carried out a residency in St. Patrick's Lodge, Dublin and received a special award from The Golden Fleece.
Kathy Tynan is represented by Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin.
Kathy Tynan was recently in conversation with Kevin Kavanagh at Dunamaise Arts Centre and is now available to watch on YouTube. Click here.