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    Thursday, May 5th, 2016
    John Doherty - Strand Street, Youghal, Co. Cork from the show at Taylor.

    John Doherty – Strand Street, Youghal, Co. Cork from the show at Taylor.

    Legacy is the title of John Doherty’s exhibition at Taylor Galleries in Dublin until May 21.  Long known for his finely detailed studies of the minutiae of life in an Ireland that is in the process of slowly fading from view much of Doherty’s work focuses on the effect that the passage of time has on the surface of things.  He returns frequently to familiar leitmotifs – old shops in small country towns, petrol pumps, public houses that have long since called last orders and marine paraphernalia that resemble marooned relics of another time and place. In Legacy he presents a series of paintings that together comprise a close study of our built environment and encompass a vast array of architectural quirks and foibles, as well as intriguing aesthetic decisions made by owner/occupiers, that make them rich in vernacular variety and visual interest.


    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)