On Saturday February 1st 2020 we presented a special Artists In-Conversation to mark the opening of Two Painters: Kathy Tynan & Andrew Vickery.
Art critic and writer, Rebecca O'Dwyer was in conversation with the artists from 3.30pm, the exhibition opening, beginning earlier at 3pm.
Presenting new and recent work by the artists, with work on canvas, and on paper; the presentation of their work within the same exhibition, offering an opportunity of insight into the impulses, ideas and practice of each artist, both admirers of one another’s work.
At the opening copies of an essay by Rebecca O'Dwyer especially commissioned on the occasion of the exhibition, in a small exhibition guide, designed by Feena McCarthy was available and will continue to be until the exhibition closes on Saturday April 11th.
Gallery opening times are 10:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday.
About the artists:
Kathy Tynan (b.1984) graduated from NCAD with a BA in 2008 and an MA in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Green Like Now, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2019); Luminous Twitch, The Lab Gallery, Dublin (2019) and Atonal Supersound, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2017). Recent selected group shows include The Hennessey-Craig Shortlist, RHA, Dublin (2019); Everything is in Everything, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork (2019); Traversées du Marais, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018); Trophy Hunters, Dada Post, Berlin (2018); Constellations, Kuvataide Academia, Helsinki (2018); Many Worlds, Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris (2017); There Are Little Kingdoms, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co.Wicklow (2016) and Hands Laid On, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2016). Tynan completed a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and published her first book of paintings, Proud & Strong All Day Long in 2018. In 2019 she was the winner of the Dublin City Council Visual Arts Bursary and is currently undertaking a two-month residency.
Andrew Vickery was born in the UK in 1963. He moved to Dublin in 1994 and is currently working in Berlin. He studied at University of Ulster (MFA) and Ealing College, London (BA Hons. Modern European Studies). He has had solo exhibitions at Douglas Hyde Gallery 2, The Royal Hibernian Academy, West Cork Arts Centre and the Peppercanister Gallery Dublin. Group exhibitions include Highlanes Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Kerlin Gallery, Istanbul Modern, Benaki Museum Athens and Exhibition Laboratory Helsinki. He collaborated with Little Green Cars band as part of Musictown festival at the Abbey Theatre Dublin. Andrew Vickery is represented in public collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
About the writer:
Rebecca O’ Dwyer is an art critic and writer living in Berlin. Her writing has been published in Paper Visual Art Journal, Source Photographic Review, Art Review, Real Life, Enclave Review, Fallow Media, Spike, 032c, The White Review, Apollo, The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine, and elsewhere. From 2016-2018, she edited the online art writing publication, Response to a Request. She holds a PhD from the department of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, where she wrote about art criticism and capitalist realism.