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Painting and Sculpture at Blue House Gallery Schull
Blue House Gallery Schull is delighted to be showing five artists offering an exciting mix of paintings and sculpture in an exhibition from 20 July to 1 August. The opening is on Friday 20 July from 6 - 8pm, and everyone is welcome to meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine.
Painter Diarmuid Breen comes fresh from his successful solo show at the Taylor Gallery in Dublin, and will be offering more of his fascinating Existing Realities series, based on the humdrum toil of working life from which his subjects dream of escape.
Janet Murran will be showing a body of paintings entitled Rhythms of Distance and Presence, documenting her relationship with the Ilen river. She says, The more you look, the more you see: colour, light, textures, reflections, weather, seasons, the surrounding countryside and the rhythms of the rising or falling tide all make for a dynamic subject to paint.
Peter Murray, recently retired Director of the Crawford Art Gallery, shows a series of watercolour paintings depicting a whimsical exploration of the theme of buccaneers in West Cork. Peter has created his own world of pirates as they hide out in the myriad of coves and inlets around Roaringwater Bay, raiding Spanish and Dutch ships off the Irish coast and smuggling spices, sugar, silk and silver from Africa and the West Indies.
Sculptor Linda Sebeo Cohu and ceramicist Darren Cassidy will be making their Blue House debuts in this show. Linda works mainly with wood, clay, and found materials such as bog wood and drift wood, inserting figurative elements in ceramic, wood and copper, to animate these. She is inspired by nature and the world of dreams, whilst allowing the nature of the materials to guide the final form.
Darren Cassidy's ceramics flow from the inspiration of the lush landscape and rugged coastline of West Cork. His close observation of the inhabitants and fauna of the ever-changing tidal pools and coastal strands are reflected in the refined detail with which he embellishes his work, using a series of carvings, glazes, lustres, hand paintings and multiple firings to create his stunning organic forms.
Blue House Gallery is open from 11am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and is situated in the Main Street, Schull, Co. Cork.
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