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  •  A solo show of new work by Margaret Corcoran, Emergence will open on Sept 30th at 7.30pm 

Sept 13th: Allyson Keehan
An exhibition of new work by Allyson Keehan opens on Saturday September 13th at 7.30pm.  This exhibition continues until October 4th.

Read Aidan Dunne's Review of this exhibition from the Irish Times on Tueday September 23rd:

Further Complications of Hybrid Notions – Allyson Keehan
Claremorris Gallery, Co Mayo
Allyson Keehan is best-known for her sumptuous, exact paintings of draped fabrics. Initially her paintings were more conventionally classifiable as still lifes in that they included emblematic objects of personal or economic value positioned against precisely described fabric backgrounds. Gradually the folds of lush, velvet fabric took over. As she put it, her interest shifted from the object to the background and the fall of light across it.
In this recent work, exclusively featuring luxuriant, deep blue swathes, she is also looking beyond the fabric, exploring the nature of painting as representation in relation to the flat, structured support, and the way the flow of drapery both conceals and reveals. Bound up with her treatment of fabric and illusion are ideas of sensuality, luxury, desire, and the body.
All of these considerations, and more, are there, but not explicitly. Perhaps the strongest aspect of her art is that there is no easy, prescriptive meaning or interpretation.


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