Dublin Paintings is the title of an exhibition by Patricia Burns at the Taylor Galleries in Dublin from April 1-23. The artists’s interest lies in the hidden narrative in overlooked or changing parts of the built landscape. Her paintings often focus on specific places, most notably the in-between spaces of suburbs and ring-roads. Tomas McCarthy has said of her work that it “speaks to us from the twilight zone of remembrance and exile. Her haunting images are a technical triumph. The subject matter and the handling of it is unique and highly disciplined. Anyone who sees her work will be impressed by its uncompromising vision, its certainty of home-comings, its prodigious promise of a definition of home that transcends geography and crosses generations.”
Born in Dublin, Burns studied Fine Art at Dublin Institute of Technology and Crawford College of Art + Design, Cork. She has shown regularly in the RHA Annual Exhibition as an invited artist and has exhibited in the Summer Exhibition at London’s Royal Academy several times. Her work is in corporate and private collections throughout Ireland and the public collections of AIB, AXA Insurance, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, NUI Galway, and the OPW / State Art Collection.