''At the Well'' - An exhibition of new paintings by Brian McDonagh
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The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Brian McDonagh called 'At the Well' which will officially open on Thursday, June 6th  between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by Irish singer/songwriter, Brian Kennedy . The exhibition will run until June 24th.
Brian Mc Donagh is an artist from Sligo in the west of Ireland. His work can be described as figurative, lyrical, poetic, symbolic, atmospheric, with oblique philosophical/political references and a strong sense of place, but with an over arching love of paint and painting. The importance of colour is immediately evident in his paintings, subtle rich colours are harmoniously combined or roughly laid on in wrinkled impasto. Working with paint which he grinds himself using only pigment, cold pressed linseed oil and natural bees wax, he explores and exploits the individual characteristics of the ground pigments to make raw, beautiful paintings in an individual and instantly recognizable style.
Jack B Yeats is clearly an influence and other Irish painters such as Sean Mc Sweeney , Gerard Dillon and Nora Mc Guinness are also a reference. Born in Dublin in 1959 he moved to Sligo 30 years ago to study art under the instruction of Sean Mc Sweeney and John O Leary at the Sligo Regional College. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, Europe and the far east and his work can be found in collections all over the world. He is also an accomplished musician and a founding member of the Traditional Irish Music troupe Dervish. Many of his paintings get their titles from Traditional Irish Songs, and are charged with an underlying melancholia, a longing to unwind the ever ticking clock and return to a mode of existence that is fast fading into the past.
Date : June 6th ( Show will continue until June 24th)
Time : 6-8pm
Guest Speaker : Brian Kennedy
Music : Cathy Jordon from Brain McDonagh's band 'Dervish'
Extra Treat : Composer and pianist, Antonio Breski
A night not to be missed!



Brian McDonagh
Brian McDonagh
Brian McDonagh
Brian McDonagh
Brian McDonagh
Brian McDonagh
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Monday - Saturday: 10.30-6pm
Late night Thursday: until 7.30pm

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The Doorway Gallery
24 South Frederick Street, D2.
Ph: 01 7645895