2 Rooms 2 opens June 1 at Doswell Gallery with guest speaker Fiona Kearney, director of Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork. The black room features Cork painter Tommy Feehan’s solo exhibition Knock Knock. The white room features Construct a collaboration of West Cork based Concrete Forest with Cork City based graphic designer and printmaker Deirdre Breen.
Tommy Feehan will present a series of paintings that come together under the title ‘Knock Knock’, he will also present work from his series ‘Presents from a Darkened Room’. Each series explores Tommy’s relationship to the medium of paint. Tackling a vast and heavy area of subject matter Tommy’s paintings carry titles that suggest a sense of heroism and also mysticism in the experience of the everyday.
Construct merges both Deirdre Breen and Kevin Corcoran’s (of Concrete Forest) skills in material process and making, graphic design and fine printmaking. Following an organic approach to collaboration both Deirdre and Kevin have made works that resemble slabs or capstones which are boldly printed with geometric patterns. These ‘slabs’ are reminiscent of urban city tags or street paintings but also echo stone carvings and mark makings on slabs and constructions from the Mesolithic era. The biggest of these measuring 70 x 70 cms, this show makes for a very dynamic viewing.
Gallery open Thursdays-Sundays (12 noon-6 p.m) Open Monday June 18, Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m-2 pm. Private viewings welcome. www.doswellgallery.com .