Date(s) - 17/10/2018 - 16/11/2018
Oonagh Young Gallery
Exhibition Opening: 17 October, 6pm – 8pm.
Oonagh Young Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of a new series of paintings by Colin Crotty. In this body of work Crotty explores ideas of collective behavior drawing on narratives from art history and traditional and popular storytelling. The paintings layer images from multiple sources creating a tangible reality that merges with fiction and memory. The characters within these curiously constructed scenes are rendered as both active performers and passive observers giving the paintings a deliberately staged quality in an allegorical style. Diverse influences include Giotto’s religious scenes and comic illustrations, reflect Crotty’s ongoing interest in established systems of representation within painting.