Members of Kilkenny’s Older Generation are very welcome to come to a special tour and painting response workshop for Lee Shanahan – ‘A Human Voice’. The workshop is this Saturday the 28th from 10 – 12 am in Unit 28 of MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre (beside TK Maxx) The work made by the artists will then go on display in a week long exhibition in The Window Gallery on John’s Green in Kilkenny City. The workshop will be followed with tea and a chat.
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The Kilkenny Arts Office Emerging Curator Development Programme is delighted to announce a solo show of work by emerging Kilkenny artist, Lee Shanahan entitled A Human Voice. A recurring theme in Shanahan’s work is the exploration of the human being and the environment and surroundings in which one is set. This plays a major role in his current series of work. The paintings focus on interaction and relationship, subtle events placed in interior and exterior settings. He is drawn to communication and narrative in their most basic forms. Taking influence from his immediate surroundings in rural Kilkenny we are confronted with images without embellishment or unwanted distraction, images distilled into essential motifs. The Kilkenny Arts Office Emerging Curator Sinéad Keogh states “Vulnerability, real vulnerability in modern contemporary art is a very rare trait indeed and it is Shanahan’s human voice that whispers confidently and sometimes shouts in his distinct practice. A Human Voice is a haunting and bold collection of work.
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