The best visual arts shows to see this week including Eilish McCann in Cavan, Cork Printmakers Pop-up and Fenderesky show
Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 05:00
Go Figure – Eilish McCann Civic Centre, Townhall, Belturbet, Co Cavan Until August 6th eilishmccann.com
Though based in Co Wexford, Eilish McCann is from Belturbet, and this show is on her home ground.
Her paintings draw on photographic material, from personal and media sources. She is especially fascinated
by the way formal social occasions of all kinds are revealing of the expectations, emotions and anxieties of those involved. At heart, she suggests, we are all to some degree alienated by society’s rules and structures. Her paintings are well observed, incisive and succinctly stated.
Hennessy Portrait Prize: verdict on shortlisted paintings
Disparate, arresting . . . these works reveal the diversity inherent in the genre of portraiture
Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 08:20
Reality bites back
Cristín Leach welcomes the influx of realist works at the National Gallery of Ireland in what may be the best Hennessy Portrait Prize show yet