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From the Exhibition Shimmering Synthetic Appearances; I Want To Put You Back In.
Exhibition Dates - 19th January 18th February 2012
Queen Street Studios Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Allyson Keehan. Allyson Keehan's paintings use drapery as a principal theme to explore the possibilities of spatial illusion.
Recently working with blue and white lighting, Keehan¹s rich surfaces contrast geometric fields of abstraction with highly rendered decorative details to create an eerie play between flatness and three-dimensional space.
Allyson Keehan's paintings tend to invite narrative association but refute efforts of definitive analysis. Her works combine two predominant stylistic idioms in contemporary art photographically influenced realism and
geometric abstraction. By creating a dialogue between these two strains of painting Keehan¹s has created a body of work that is instilled with a preternatural stillness.
Always devoid of human presence, her interiors give no hint of narrative; their décor is untraceable in fashion timeline, and there are no clues to their inhabitants personalities. Instead they operate as blank backdrops for the viewer¹s projection, blurring the boundaries between public and
private, individual and communal experience.
Allyson Keehan was born in Limerick in 1978. Graduated from Byam Shaw School of Art (University of the Arts London) in 2004 with a MA in Fine Art, after completing a BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting in 2002 from Limerick School of Art
and Design. Now lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
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