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    Friday, May 5th, 2017

    Stephen McKenna (1939–2017) Photo credit: Amelia Stein

    The death of artist Stephen McKenna has been announced by The Kerlin Gallery.  The London born artist studied at The Slade in the 1960’s.  Rather than conforming to the era’s dominant trends of pop art and conceptualism, he defied expectation by turning instead to figurative painting – unfashionable in London at that time – and began to develop a unique painterly practice informed by diverse art historical precedents.

    He moved to Germany in 1971 and, after living and working in numerous European countries, settled in Co. Carlow in the 1990’s.  The impact of this extensive continental travel is evident in McKenna’s painting, not only in its subject matter – though European cityscapes and landscapes are frequently represented – but in the lyricism of his approach, artfully fusing classical and romantic painting traditions. He died in Co. Carlow on May 4.


    Monday, June 22nd, 2015

    NEW work by Sean Scully is on show at the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin from June 26 to August 29.  With exhibitions of Scully now running at the National Gallery of Ireland and at the Crawford Gallery in Cork from June 27 to September 12 there is what amounts almost to a national celebration of the artist underway in Ireland this summer. He turns 70 this year. At Kerlin there is a show of new paintings and pastels from his “Landline” series. The series makes reference to the edge of the land and Scully has removed almost all vertical forms from this work.  Many of the works are painted on aluminium, a relatively new development in his practice.

    Sean Scully - Iris 2015 - oil on aluminium

    Sean Scully – Iris 2015 – oil on aluminium

    Sean Scully - Landline, Green White, 2014 - oil on aluminium

    Sean Scully – Landline, Green White, 2014 – oil on aluminium