Trilogy: Art Exhibition by Michael McSwiney
Place: St. Peter's Cork, North Main Street
We are excited to announce the next art exhibition displaying in our Mezzanine Gallery. This month brings a series of paintings to St. Peter’s, the collection ‘Trilogy; by local artist Michael McSwiney.
Join us for the launch of ‘Trilogy’ on Thursday October 4th with refreshments and the opportunity to meet the artist himself. The launch will kick off at 5.30pm and will be open until 8pm that night.
If you miss the launch, fear not! Trilogy will be exhibiting in our venue throughout October.
Trilogy is a collection of site-specific paintings by artist Michael McSwiney.
Michael’s paintings are an amalgamation of phenomenal experiences coupled with a distinct working process. His canvases evoke transition and journey which is physically suggested by the way in which he applies coat upon coat of material and paint. Areas are then re-emerged, re-engaged with, re-worked. For Michael, in order for a painting to be fully complete, it must undergo the journey of re-working to fully realise itself. Often a painting is presented that is in the midst of its journey, a marker, or a transition. Colours are strewn about, blotches purvey, an expanse of bold colour sits and hangs in the midst of the canvas. These paintings offer the viewer an invitation to enjoy the sheer and honest colourful and textural properties of the paintings. They beckon us to move and continue but also to stop and to process as they do.
Róisín Foley, Independent Curator/Director: Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery.