Thursday, March 24, 2011

Will O’Kane
Sue Morris

March 25th – April 21st
opening reception Friday March 25th at 8pm

Will O'Kane is an artist who focuses on figurative painting. Starting points for his work can come from his own photography, from found materials and images, from memory and also from direct observation. He has exhibited throughout Ireland and abroad and is currently based in Dublin.

A quote from his notebook below explains aspects of his show at the Courthouse:
'Collectively paintings such as Dough, Wasp's Nest and Wooden Cross-Boss deal with an archetypal shape while complementing portraits such as 'Red Badge' and 'GML' on a metaphorical level... Still life and portraits, while on the one hand playing with visual forms, can be taken as an essay on individual emotional experiences.'

Sue Morris followed her degree at Chelsea College of Art with an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited widely and has works in corporate, public and private collections.

'The Obsessive Compulsive Drawings' explores the boundaries of drawing practice in a
multi-media installation. The work examines themes of constriction and growth, sameness and difference and poses questions of perceptions and preconceptions of obsessive compulsive behaviour.

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