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    DUBLIN PAINTINGS BY PATRICIA BURNS AT TAYLOR

    Monday, March 28th, 2016
    Patricia Burns, Eastwards 2, 2016

    Patricia Burns, Eastwards 2, 2016

    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.

    SEAN MCSWEENEY (80) AT TAYLOR GALLERIES WINTER SHOW

    Friday, December 18th, 2015
    Sean McSweeney

    Sean McSweeney

    Sean McSweeney, the featured artist at the Taylor Galleries annual Winter Group Show in Dublin, celebrates his 80th birthday this month.  The exhibition showcases work by McSweeney and invited artists.  Born in Dublin in 1935 and self-taught as a painter his work has long been rooted in the tradition of Irish landscape painting that stretches back to the 1800’s and beyond. Consistently drawn to the characteristic “horizontality” of the bogland, sea fields and flat expanses of shoreline that surround his home on the Sligo coast, he returns repeatedly to the same subjects, painting them in various lights and through changing seasons.  His work featured in the first Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1962. Cecil King saw his work and recommended him to Leo Smith at the Dawson Gallery. He had his first solo show with the Dawson Gallery in 1965 and has been represented by Taylor Galleries since its establishment in 1978. Sean McSweeney has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad and is an honorary member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and a member of Aosdána. His work is represented in major public and corporate collections nationwide as well as private collections in Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America.   The exhibition at Taylor runs until January 30, 2016.

    JOHN DOHERTY AT TAYLOR GALLERIES, DUBLIN

    Saturday, May 7th, 2011

    John Doherty 'The Odd Couple (Open for Petrol)', 2010

    John Doherty, 'Morris', 2010

    John Doherty, 'The Fruit & Veg Van', 2011,

    The photo-realist painter John Doherty has a show of New Paintings at Taylor Galleries on Kildare St. in Dublin until May 21.   He returns with new works on canvas and smaller works on card to his most familiar subjects – forlorn shop fronts, rusting petrol pumps, lighthouses and colourful boats abandoned in shipyards. Works on card are priced at 3,500 and works on canvas start at 6,500.  It is his first solo show at Taylor since 2007.
    Born in Kilkenny in 1949 John Doherty studied architecture at Bolton St. in Dublin before moving to Sydney, where he pursued a career as a visual artist. His paintings feature in public collections at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; the Irish National Stud, Kildare; and Artbank in Sydney.  (Click on any image to enlarge)