Ciarán Lennon: Al13

Friday 17 January – Sunday 27 April 2014
Ciarán Lennon: Al13 | Friday 17 January – Sunday 27 April 2014 | Royal Hibernian Academy

Opening Reception Thursday 16 January at 6pm

These Al13 paintings present a total attention, a wakeful awareness, benign, offered for the pleasure of seeing, with a hidden warning (like a traffic sign) don’t be trivial, don’t be bored, don’t be lazy, don’t be proud…stay alert

Excerpt from a Notebook, Ciarán Lennon

Lennon’s paintings on aluminum are a particular synthesis of American Minimalism with its insistence on the materiality of the painted object and European Arte Povera, which licensed the associative quality of materials. Lennon’s recent work on which this exhibition concentrates, comprises of painted objects that arise from an interaction between artist, natural law and material qualities.

Ciarán Lennon was born in Dublin in 1947 and currently lives and works in Dublin. He has been a mainstay on the Irish painting scene for over 30 years with solo exhibitions in the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2009, the RHA, Dublin, 2009, The Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, 2003, IMMA, The National Gallery, Dublin, the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin the Ulster Museum, Belfast and the Douglas Hyde, Dublin. His work has also been included in exhibitions representing contemporary Irish art at home and internationally including; Sense of Ireland, London; L’Imaginaire Irlandais, Paris; the Pursuit of Painting, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Irish drawing, Drawing Centre, New York and the Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil. Lennon’s work can be found in major public collections including the Ulster Museum, IMMA, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Trinity College, Dublin and in private collections both in Ireland and internationally. Concurrently showing at the Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin 2 are Ciarán Lennon’s Ground Aluminiums, Ground Aluminium Light paintings and works on card. See for further information.

Friday 17 January – Sunday 27 April 2014
Royal Hibernian Academy
15 Ely Place, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 1 661 2558
Opening hours / start times:
Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

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