This November, the Molesworth Gallery present a solo exhibition of the work of Cian McLoughlin. The title, ‘Tronies’, is a Dutch art historical term (literally meaning ‘heads’, ‘faces’ or ‘countenances’) for certain types of head paintings from the Flemish Baroque and Dutch Golden Age, which were not intended as portraits. Rather, they were meant as studies of expression, type, physiognomy, or any kind of interesting characteristic. Using this as a starting point, McLoughlin now reinterprets the term in his own practice, resulting in a looser approach to his subjects.
Cian McLoughlin: 2 – 28 November