The work included in the Lineage exhibition has been produced by Matthew Mitchell, Paul McGrane and Karen O’ Dowd.
Lineage Landscape exhibition will take place in Sailor’s Home
Lineage is a visual art exhibition taking place at The Sailor’s Home, with opening night, June 22, kindly sponsored by The Wickham Tap with BBQ after party.
Topography and cartography have always been at the intersection of Irish cultural discourses. The landscape painting is a fixture and staple of the Irish visual arts. The footsteps on the Irish landscape have been made by many, Burton, Yeats and Henry are only a few intrepid travellers of this terrain. In all its forms, the ostensible, the naturalistic, the ideological and the representational, the Irish landscape has held symbolic significance for generations and become synonymous with the authentic and identity.
Lineage is a project between three contemporary and emerging artists that seeks to continue and challenge the Irish fascination with landscape. This project seeks to homage yet play with and flex the boundaries of traditional ideas of landscape. Each artist deals with landscape in a nuanced capacity, and each artist’s aesthetic varies to the that of the others. A tripartite collective of artists allows for a more complete and unbiased exploration of landscape, as it relates to modern artistic and social perceptions. By locating the project in the lineage of the Irish landscape the project aims to readdress the fascination and the captivation of landscape painting.
Matthew Mitchell is a Visual Artist based in the Burren area and in Dublin. He completed an MFA at NCAD in 2017 and was awarded a Studio Residency at NAStudios, Dublin. His work deals with the proliferation of the internet and globalisation has profoundly altered how we perceive and experience our natural landscape and environment.
Paul McGrane a Clondalkin artist and graduate of DIT School of Creative Arts. He is a cofounder of STREAM project in Dublin. A visual artist and sculpture, he explores both real and imaginary places and landscapes. His work consists of non-narrative scenes and landscapes which are generally devoid of human or animal presence.
Karen O’Dowd is a graduate of NCAD and is now practicing artist living and working in Limerick city. Her work depicts the human practice of connecting the self to place. Her work locates the experience of place and landscape as not visually limited.
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