Six Contemporary Painters from Ireland
In 2012 The American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) New York and Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland announced the exhibition, Radharc – Six Contemporary Painters from Ireland, which previewed on Friday 4th May 2012 at the Society’s headquarters at 991, 5th Avenue, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The title of the exhibition, ‘Radharc’ is the Gaelic word for view or outlook. The show offered a true reflection of contemporary Irish painting featuring the work of 6 painters who live and work on the island of Ireland. This exhibition gave New York audiences the opportunity to view their painterly skills and appreciate how each brings their sensibilities and concerns, their own perspective and, most importantly, a sense of place to their work.
The exhibition featured works by Hughie O’Donoghue (Mayo), Colin Davidson (Belfast), Stephen Lawlor (Dublin), Katherine Boucher Beug (Cork), Donald Teskey (Limerick) and Keith Wilson (Belfast). All are established, multi award winning, mid-career artists whose primary medium is paint. From abstraction and portraiture to classical landscape painting, the inescapable influence of climate, geography and history has made an indelible mark on each artist.