Between the Hawthorns | Pat Byrne at Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin

 

Between the Hawthorns | Pat Byrne at Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/02/2018 - 17/02/2018

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7 February to 17 February 2018

Pat Byrne’s practice explores superstitions and folklore as he takes mythological humanoids and fairies and attempts to portray them in a more realistic and contemporary fashion through oil paintings, wanting to render them as somebody who could possibly pass us by on the street.

Superstitions have always held a core place in Irish culture but as time progresses the mischievous and malevolent spirits that once occupied the spoken word and imagination are being forgotten only to be seen as figures of parody. The lack of faith and interest in this make-believe world is something that he felt reflects the current economic climate in Ireland with so many people unemployed and no structure to their daily lives, figures of folklore are effectively in the same situation and on the mythological dole queue simply living out a life of ennui.

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
T: (01) 856 1404
E: info@pallasprojects.org
W: pallasprojects.org

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