“The most familiar space, the one that has been the stimulus for much artistic enquiry, be it visual or otherwise, has been the domestic. Our earliest and most formative experiences are shaped or re-framed at different times and for different reasons as a kind of ‘visual laboratory’.” – Brenda Brady
A Cast of Paintings features small works on canvas made within a typical domestic atmosphere. The making process is imbued with a contemplative sensibility, looking and finding subtle variations, built up surfaces, layers added or painted over. For Brady, painting is not just a visual phenomenon but a bodily and haptic experience. Her work does not look outwards but concentrates on the interior and intimate engagement with plant forms, collected objects and the built environment.
About the Artist Brenda Brady lives and works in Kildare. MA Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) IADT Dun Laoghaire (2020) Group shows include – Unassembled, The Lab Gallery Dublin (2020) and 190th RHA Annual Exhibition
Official Opening – Saturday 25th February, 6pm – All Welcome Panel Discussion – Saturday 11th March, 6:30pm
McKenna Gallery Friday 24 February – Saturday 1 April Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm | Saturday 10am-1pm Admission Free