Image shown: Artwork by Hugh McCarthy

An exhibition of paintings by Hugh McCarthy is on display along Hospital Street, AMNCH Tallaght, from 5 November 2011 to 4 February 2012.  McCarthy’s new paintings and works on paper contain amorphous masses and geometric areas of colour that invade and leave the picture plane. These abstract compositions reference product labels, 80´s computer games, and advertisements amongst a plethora of motifs culled from the history of art, both past and present.

With this booty of painted and computer-printed quotations, McCarthy creates types of hybrid landscapes or tweaked dreamlands. These new paintings engage a notion of ‘Organized Living’ and comments on commercialisation and its dialogue with the surrounding wilderness. Yet there is a harmony to be found in this play of opposing parts as they fuse together to communicate McCarthy’s aesthetic interests.

McCarty is a Dublin born artist, whohas exhibited extensively over the past ten years in Ireland, UK and Spain, and is the recipient of numerous awards with solo exhibitions in the Stone Gallery, Monster Truck Gallery, Hillsboro Fine Art and the Jonathon Swift Gallery, Dublin. He is currently working and living in Tallaght.

For further information or to purchase a painting please contact Alternative Entertainments or call 087 962 8832. The exibition runs until February 2012.


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