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'In my father's house there are many rooms'

'In my father's house there are many rooms' an exhibition by Michelle Boyle at Townhall Cavan Arts Space. Opening Reception: Saturday 12th November 7pm to 9pm Exhibition: Wednesday 16th November to Saturday 3rd December. Townhall Cavan Arts Space Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm

 

Waiting for Tommy by Michelle Boyle

 

Michelle Boyle is a visual artist based in Garryross, Virginia where she works between her studio beside the family home and the Blackchurch studios in Dublin She works in both oil and watercolours and her exhibition ‘In my father’s house there are many rooms’ is her first solo show in Cavan.  This show forms the basis of a developing body of work that draws on issues around love and loss. The work touches on things remembered and re-imagined from the artist’s childhood as well as more recent themes that arose during a Residency in India earlier this year where her natural father is from.


Alongside the personal works she will be showing an ongoing series of small paintings on wood called ‘Incidental Icons’. These are painted from newspaper images of anonymous people caught up in war or conflict.
It is the artists attempt to spend time with, and consider, these people whose nameless faces pass through our lives relentlessly every-day.

The American painter Pamela Sztybel who has worked with Michelle in the past says that ‘ Looking at Michelle Boyle’s work is a kind of quiet, contemplative and intimate experience . Certain works have a way of conjuring memory , and almost like a whisper one is drawn in- closer. Looking at her very personal subject matter- a painting of a room, an empty chair, a worn pair of shoes, disembodied can be transporting  .. and can be a quiet catalyst for ones own memories or buried dreams.’

Townhall cavan is delighted to host this show which will also be shown in Farmleigh House Gallery, Dublin in 2017.

In the last year Boyle’s work was selected for exhibition at The UN General Assembly in New York, The Next Generation Self Portrait Collection London, Gallery OED Cochin Kerala India  and the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin.

 

Exhibition: Wednesday 16th November to Saturday 3rd December.
Townhall Cavan Arts Space Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
 

 

The artist will provide 3 Artist’s Talks during the exhibition supported by Cavan County Council arts office.
Contact Townhall Cavan Arts Space for details.

 

www.townhallcavan.ie     Ph: 049 436 5441    https://www.facebook.com/townhallcavan/

www.michelleboyle-artist.com

 

 

Published

09 Nov 2016

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