Custom House Studios at Westport Quay is hosting an exhibition of new works by Pat Byrne and Barbara Trawinski, entitled Treasures Remembered, every day until August 21.
Pat Byrne's practice explores superstitions and folklore looking at mythological humanoids and fairies while attempting to portray them in a more realistic and contemporary fashion, wanting to render them as somebody who could possibly pass us by on the street. Superstitions have always held a core place in Irish culture but as time progresses the mischievous and malevolent spirits that once occupied the spoken word and imagination are being forgotten only to be seen as figures of parody.
Barbara Trawinski’s work is informed by her experiences making music as part of a tri to groups of people who have experienced extreme states of emotional and mental distress. The paintings can be describes as portraits, but the artists responds to her perceptions of an inner reality unique to the individual.