Friday, 8 May 2009

Niall McCormack at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon‏

inside out – outside inNiall McCormack's exhibition of paintings and installation, “inside out – outside in”, runs from May 7th – May 30th at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. Niall McCormack’s recent work deals with the burgeoning property market and the proliferation of housing ‘units’ that has become an ubiquitous subtext to the contemporary Irish landscape. "The faceless uniformity of McCormack’s houses creates a sense of disquiet and foreboding, of soullessness. It speaks of isolation and the contradictions of living together but being apart – a house not as a clichéd home but rather as an instrument of separation.The paintings have a painstaking attention to detail, yet these uniformly windowed housing units lack doors and chimneys. The long, hard shadows cast hint at the melancholic urban landscapes of de Chirico or Sironi."

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