Artists John Collins, Charles Harper and John Lane are about to present a selection of brand new works for the very first time to the public on that date ,with the show running until November 11th 2010.
Travelling from America’s east coast to officially open proceedings is New York artist Doris Staal. No stranger to our shores, Doris has spent most every summer sketching and painting along our western coastline and is honoured to return in this official capacity to open the show.
Doris Staal is a lecturer at National Academy & School of Fine Arts, New York City which is situated across the road from The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue. She has worked with high profile artists from the New York scene over the years including Robert Mejer, Robert DiNiro Snr; and Hans Hoffman.
In addition to yearly faculty shows at National Academy, her work has appeared in exhibitions across the United states, the University of Wales, and Skidmore College where she was the recipient of several fellowships. Her work is included in the print collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, amongst others.
All 3 contributing artists will also be in attendance on Saturday the 16th, so a real treat in store for all art lovers who wish to visit the opening.
|'Limerick Clown - A Head for Hats' ||by John Collins|
John Collins is a Limerick artist who’s works are instantly recognisable as his composition continues to be dominated chiefly in red and white settings. As you would expect from Collins, there is a poetic outlook yet a dark approach to his work which becomes immediately obvious with his representative colour and structure. Primarily, a self taught artist, he also studied art at LSAD and his works are part of private collections in Ireland, England, France and the United States.
|'Delayed Race' by Charles Harper|
Charles Harper is retired Head of Fine Art at LSAD and while lecturing at the Limerick campus was a founding member of Aosdana. He was the initiating dynamism behind ev+a, Limerick‘s annual international arts exhibition, and is a council member of the Royal Hibernian academy and a member of Limerick Printmakers. Harper has contributed to private and public collections both nationally an internationally throughout the world. Most recent is his One-Man Show at Wexford Vocational College and Gormley Fine Art Gallery in Dublin & Belfast. Group shows include: RHA, Iontas prize winners Show in 2004 and the Amnasty show in Dublin.
|'Just to know Peace' by John Lane|
Willie Doherty remarked “Each painting is like a song” after viewing John’s work in Belfast.
John Lane is a local artist, born and raised in Ennis Co Clare. After studying art in Limerick and Sligo John ended up homeless for a short spell, coming out of this stronger and more positive he began this new series of work, delving into his soul and the souls of those who view his paintings.