VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 27 March - Saturday 2 May
Painter Mary Ronayne collects imagery from literary sources, old prints and paintings, photographs, magazines, accruing references from various eras and historical times, cutting and joining divergent histories and narratives - early Irish history and folklore clash with ‘ugly’ mid-20th century ceramics, Renaissance imagery positioned alongside reconstructed magazine shots of contemporary domestic interiors hosting families incongruous to the era.
Her preferred choice of “gooey” enamel paint creates an illusion of blithe, cartoon-like characters and spaces, a fool’s paradise, seemingly devoid of intended political or social meaning; yet there is a Hogarthian quality to the work, a suggestion that behind the farcical lies satire and allegory.
Mary has an MA from NCAD and and lectures in Computer Illustration in Dublin. She has exhibited widely in Ireland (including RHA and RUA annual exhibitions), in N. Ireland and the UK.
Official opening on Friday 27 March. Details to follow. All welcome.