The Way Things, an exhibition of large textural paintings by artist Tadhg McGrath, continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar.
The exhibition “explores memory and contemporary history, applying traditional techniques to current mediated reportage”, Tadhg explains. “The Way Things is a series of paintings and drawings derived from imagery of environmental protests in Mayo in 2006-7. The paintings are made in shallow relief in wire and plaster, and then painted in oils. The surfaces are treated to create a mixture of textures.
"These images are influenced by religious art and things like the stone carved faces at Dysert O’Dea in County Clare, as well as direct experience of attending protests.”
Tadhg McGrath is an artist from Dublin. He has an honours degree from Central Saint Martin’s in London and a master's degree from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He has exhibited work in galleries in Britain and Ireland, as well as sometimes getting involved in projects which take place outside galleries. The exhibition runs until July 9.