Sat 12th November - Sat 3rd December
Opening Reception: Saturday 12th November 7pm to 9pm.
Exhibition: Wednesday 16th November to Saturday 3rd December.
Townhall Cavan Arts Space Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
Michelle Boyle is a visual artist of Irish/Indian origin based in Garrymore, Virginia where she works from her studio beside the family home. She works in both oil and watercolours and her exhibition ‘In my father’s house there are many rooms’ is her first solo show in Cavan. This show forms the basis of a developing body of work that draws on issues around love and loss. The work touches on things remembered and re-imagined from the artist’s childhood as well as more recent themes that arose during a Residency in India earlier this year.
Alongside the personal works she will be showing an ongoing series of small paintings on wood called ‘Incidental Icons’. These are painted from newspaper images of anonymous people caught up in war or conflict. It is the artists attempt to spend time with, and consider, these people whose nameless faces pass through our lives relentlessly every-day.
“Looking at Michelle Boyle’s work is a kind of quiet, contemplative and intimate experience. Certain works have a way of conjuring memory , and almost like a whisper one is drawn in- closer. Looking at her very personal subject matter – a painting of a room, an empty chair, a worn pair of shoes, disembodied can be transporting…and can be a quiet catalyst for ones own memories or buried dreams.” – Pamela Sztybel.
Townhall cavan is delighted to host this show which will also be shown in Farmley House Gallery, Dublin in 2017. In the last year Boyle’s work was selected for exhibition at The UN General Assembly in New York, The Next Generation Self Portrait Collection London, Gallery OED Cochin Kerala India and the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin.
The artist will do three Artist’s Talks during the exhibition. Contact Townhall Cavan Arts Space for details.
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