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Gloss-ip: The Opening of Patricia Hurl’s Exhibition at IMMA

 The Irish arts scene is thriving with impressive exhibitions by established and emerging artists … 

IMMA welcomed over 200 guests from the art world and beyond to the opening of a major exhibition, “Irish Gothic”, by one of Ireland’s most respected and accomplished artists, Patricia Hurl.

Patricia’s family, many friends and figures from the arts world, including IMMA board members Ali Curran and Eva Kenny, enjoyed an evening of music, prosecco and canapés as they listened to IMMA Director, Annie Fletcher discuss the artist’s 40 years of paintings on show in the galleries. Patricia, who is based in Tipperary, also spoke about the significance of the exhibition in this her 80th year.

Patricia’s work has always been political and, since the 1980s, has explored themes of loss, pain, frustration and loneliness. Originally from Dublin, and a former member of Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, Patricia often works in a collaborative way, most recently with filmmaker Therry Rudin. Hurl and Rudin have established a number of community–based programmes, including Damer House Gallery and Silver Barn Studios in Tipperary. Patricia is also part of the Na Cailleacha collective made up of women visual artists, filmmakers and musicians from across Europe whose concerns embrace the processes of ageing, and stereotypes of the older woman as witch or hag.“Irish Gothic” is on at IMMA until May 2.

Opening in March is another important large-scale solo exhibition by Sarah Pierce, “Scene of the Myth”, guest curated by Rike Frank and the European Kunsthalle. The exhibition features twelve major works, spanning 20 years, to highlight patterns of making and thinking that define Pierce’s art practice. “Scene of the Myth” asks what it means to protest, reflect, and act in community.;

Click into the gallery below to see all the guests who attended.

Photographer: Marc O’Sulliavn.

Do make a diary note of these gallery openings in the next few weeks:

At Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 2, Brian Maguire’s exhibition?The Clock Winds Down opens on March 2 – April 8.Maguire shows us the beauty of the rainforest in its natural state, the horror of its destruction, and the socio-economic impact of land clearance.? 

At Solomon Fine Art, Dublin 1, John Short’s upbeat exhibition of new works will be opened by the Australian Ambassador to Ireland The Hon Gary Gray AO on Thursday March 9 and runs until April 1;

At Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin 2, “Cogadh na gCarad / the War between Friends” is an exhibition of new work by?Eoin Mac Lochlainn which opens on March 7. This project explores the trauma of the Irish Civil War;

At Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh?solo exhibition?“Deep Mapping: Unseen Landscapes”, is currently on until March 3, which explores how landscapes have “unseen” emotional and subjective components;

At The Kildare Gallery, Kildare Village, an exhibition by Ukrainian artist Kate Talalay Taylor opens on March 8. Kate has synaesthesia: the sounds she hears are transformed into visual effects. It’s considered a mild disability by some but for Kate, it adds another level to her?art. The exhibition runs for eight weeks; 

At SO Fine Art Editions, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2, “Strangers we will stay”?is the boldly colourful new exhibition by?Emma O’Hara inspired by her experience of living and working in the jungle. It opens on March 4 and continues until April 1; 

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