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Kilkeen: Cutler at Butler

Kilkeen: Cutler at Butler

The Butler Gallery presents work by New York-based artist, Amy Cutler, which draws from the media, popular culture, fairy tales, and her own experiences to convey the complexities of womanhood. At once autobiographical and universal, Cutler’s works are delicately rendered, whimsical parables illustrating the deleterious effects of the unrealistic expectations that cultures impose on women. A sense of magic infuses the work, in which women engage in strange, enigmatic, and often useless tasks against white backgrounds—mending gashes in tigers, pulling buildings with their long braids, flattening each other with irons.
Amy Cutler: 10 August – 6 October

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Enniscorthy: In Time

Enniscorthy: In Time

Limerick School of Art and Design graduate Nadia Corridan has an exhibition entitled ‘In Time’ at the Presentation Arts Centre. The work explores the themes of memory and touch through the use of colour, form, light and composition. Corridan’s bare canvases and muted palette evoke gaps of uncertainty, enabling the viewer to complete the narrative through reflection on personal memories.
Nadia Corridan: 23 August – 3 September

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Dublin: Summer at Jorgensen

Dublin: Summer at Jorgensen

The Jorgensen Gallery’s Summer Selection features works by some of Ireland’s best-known artists, including Patrick Hennessy, John Kingerlee, and Tony O’Malley. The former’s ‘Seagull and Yellow Rose’ is among the exhibition’s highlights: first exhibited at the David Hendrick’s Gallery in 1972, the work exemplifies Hennessy’s magic realist and symbolist style. Alongside this, Kingerlee’s ‘Landscape and Figure’ is typical of the artist’s densely textured abstract paintings which attempt to portray a multi-sensory engagement with nature. Finally, O’Malley’s ‘Black and Amber’ shows how the artist approached landscape painting in a visceral way, revealed by a deeply textured canvas. Image: John Kingerlee
John Kingerlee: 1 June – 31 August

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Drogheda: Transforming Tradition

Drogheda: Transforming Tradition

‘Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition’ at the Highlanes Gallery displays a range of artworks and objects exploring traditional Irish art and culture from the 18th century to today. It includes diverse examples offering a sense of the range of representations and expressions of tradition in visual art and material culture. The exhibition includes loans from NGI, IMMA, as well as the Drogheda Municipal Collection and private loans. Image: Daniel Maclise
Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition: 13 July – 14 September

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Dublin: Bauhaus Prints

Dublin: Bauhaus Prints

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the National Gallery of Ireland presents a set of four Bauhaus portfolios of prints, on loan from Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart.The portfolios, comprising of fifty-two woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and linocuts include prints by Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Umberto Boccioni, and Natalia Goncharova, illustrating the Bauhaus motto ‘Rethink the World’. Image: Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), Composition, (detail) 1922.  Image: Courtesy of Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung. Photo: © Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
NGI: 20 July – 1 December

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Dun Laoghaire: International Photography

Dun Laoghaire: International Photography

The Municipal Gallery at dlr Lexicon hosts the 161st Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition. A celebration of photography today, the exhibition showcases the best of contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers. It offers an insight into current trends and subjects at a time when photography  and the moving image have never been more relevant to the human experience; and also provides a platform for new generations of photographers. Artists include Heather Agyepong, Kristin Bedford, Christopher Bethell, Tom Blachford, Fergus Coyle, Sebastián Delgado and Lauren Forster. Image: Christopher Bethell
dlr Lexicon: 4 July – 4 September

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Dublin: Plundered Planet

Dublin: Plundered Planet

‘Our Plundered Plant’, an exhibition by American artist Mark Dion at the Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, explores human treatment of the natural environment, tempered with a dose of humour and playfulness. At a time when greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are at historically high levels and the polar glaciers are melting, Dion’s work poses the question of human responsibility.
Mark Dion: 4 April – 1 September

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Dublin: Life above everything

Dublin: Life above everything

Presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Lucien Freud Project 2016 -2021, ‘Life Above Everything: Lucien Freud and Jack B Yeats’ examines the interconnections between these two stubbornly individual painters. It places them side by side for the first time since 1948, when they both exhibited work in London. David Dawson, an artist and Freud’s long-time studio assistant, has assisted in the selection, bringing to the project a unique knowledge of Freud’s interest in Yeats.
IMMA: 29 June – 19 January 2020

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