For Culture Night 2021, Kilcock Art Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings by Kilcock artist Kym Tracey who is a native of Kilcock and recently graduated from the National College of Art & Design. After Culture Night, the exhibition will continue until 25th September which offers the opportunity for both locals to Kilcock as well as further afield to visit and see the work of this exciting emerging artist.
“My work is a homage to a certain time and space. Nothing brings me more excitement than photographs, not photography exactly, but simply everyday photos taken by everyday people. My subject matter focuses on the past and its trends, whether that’s pattern filled interiors or ever-changing fashions. I gravitate towards nostalgic scenes that are not only familiar but comforting and, in some cases, almost unsettling. Combining the funky patterns of 70s wallpaper, the red or green 90s carpet in every Irish home with my archived images, I create nostalgic paintings that celebrate youth.”
-Kym Tracey 2021