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Island Life
Selection Kevin Kavanagh artists

Opens 25 October, 7.00pm


Runs until 25 November 2018

Custom House Studios with  Westival Westport Music and Arts Festival 2018 are pleased to host Island Life - works by a selection of artists from the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin.


Exhibition opens 25th October 2018 – 7 .00pm  a gallery talk with Kevin Kavanagh and some participating artists.


Nevan Lahart, Sonia Shiel, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Kathy Tynan, Aileen Murphy, Marcel Vidal, Stephanie Deady, Stephen Loughman,  Lesley-Ann O'Connell, Cecilia Danell, William O’Neill, Pat Byrne, Salvatore of Lucan, Robert Armstrong, Mark Swords and Dermot Seymour.


Island Life comprises work by artists who are making and showing paintings at the moment. It is intended as a celebration of where painting is at now in Ireland, with a mixture of emerging and more established artists.

Painting exists in an increasingly sophisticated visual world that sometimes seems to have a diminishing interest in the possibilities of paint. Island Life is concerned with the idea that, within the medium of paint there are opportunities for the individual to question the situation we live in and the resources we share. The paintings in this exhibition address the human condition and each of the artists suggests the capacity of the medium of paint to encompass both personal and universal concerns.


Exhibition curated by Ingrid Lyons and Kevin Kavanagh.