A Painters Life: Stephen McKenna (1939 – 2017)

Saturday 9 February – Sunday 19 May 2019
A Painters Life: Stephen McKenna (1939 – 2017) | Saturday 9 February  – Sunday 19 May 2019 | VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

VISUAL are delighted to present an important exhibition of works celebrating the life and legacy of artist Stephen McKenna PPRHA.

In 2016 the artist was invited by VISUAL to create a retrospective for galleries. Offering an incredible view of this artists career, the selected works and exhibition hang were decided on by McKenna shortly before his passing in 2017. Alongside this retrospective, the artist’s legacies will be acknowledged through a group show of works by six artists who found influence in McKenna’s techniques, processes and friendship. Isabel Nolan, Stephen Loughman, Mairead O’hEocha, Eithne Jordan, Adam Bohanna and William McKeown (1968–2011).

About the Artist:
Stephen McKenna was a British-born visual artist known for his postmodern figurative paintings. His works can be seen in the collections of the Tate Galleries, the British Council, the Imperial War Museum, London, and has been shown at various galleries including the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He was a member and president (2005–2009) of the Royal Hibernian Academy. He is represented by Kerlin Gallery Dublin.

Kindly supported by The McKenna Estate and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

A selection of works from this exhibition will tour to The F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, in 2020.

Saturday 9 February – Sunday 19 May 2019
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