Melita Denaro: The Tenderness of Attention

Friday 3 June – Saturday 25 June 2011
Melita Denaro: He, the Christ, came quiet as he could and lifted me out of Hell into a soft Heaven. Painting by the shore as cows moved from my brae field for better grazing., Oil on panel, 13¼ x 15 ins | Melita Denaro: The Tenderness of Attention | Friday 3 June – Saturday 25 June 2011 | John Martin Gallery

This is the largest exhibition of the work of Melita Denaro and charts the progress of her paintings over the last four years. It also offers an opportunity for the two galleries who represent her to collaborate on the project jointly and present the exhibition in Dublin and London at the same time.

Rather than dividing the exhibition in two distinct chronological parts, we felt it was important for each gallery to show the same progression over these years. The exhibition therefore presents two sets of paintings that are arranged to tell a similar story. The exhibition also tries to capture something of the rhythm of her painting created in part by the demands of her working routine as an artist: the monthly journey from London to Donegal, and the necessity of making all her work from one single spot on the isle of Doagh. The catalogue arranges the paintings by the date of each visit to Donegal, from 2007 to the spring of 2011, interspersed with her larger canvases on which she will work more slowly over one or two years.

John Martin and Patrick Taylor

Image: Melita Denaro: He, the Christ, came quiet as he could and lifted me out of Hell into a soft Heaven. Painting by the shore as cows moved from my brae field for better grazing., Oil on panel, 13¼ x 15 ins
Friday 3 June – Saturday 25 June 2011
John Martin Gallery
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