LCGA Exhibitions

Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan, Forgotten Existence

21 June - 25 August 2019
Limerick City Gallery of Art

 

 Robert Ryan, Forgotten Existence   

Robert Ryan, Forgotten Existence        Robert Ryan, Forgotten Existence


 

Referencing post-modernism, his work borrows qualities from old European masters, using traditional characteristics in a modern context. While Ryan is preoccupied with landscape his work cannot be described as 'landscape painting'.  Allegorical concepts including the infinity of space, solitude, vulnerablity and the cycle of life are explored in his paintings and drawings.

This exhibition in LCGA will be the first institutional exhibition for this mid-career artist and demonstrates our commitment to providing a platform for locally based artists. 

A special participation programme will be developed in conjunction with The Hunt Museum given their significant collections of items from the Bronze Age that were found in Lough Gur.

While local interest in this artist is well developed there is also an opportunity to strengthen our links with Bord Fáilte to promote contemporary and heritage sites for the tourist market at this time of year.  Approx 30% of visitors to the Gallery in June-September period are visitors to Ireland and this is a rich opportunity to promote local artists.

Born in Co. Limerick, Ryan graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1987.  In Ireland, Ryan's work is considered as somewhat unique. 

Referencing post-modernism, his work borrows qualities from old European masters, using traditional characteristics in a modern context. While Ryan is preoccupied with landscape his work cannot be described as 'landscape painting'.  Allegorical concepts including the infinity of space, solitude, vulnerablity and the cycle of life are explored in his paintings and drawings.

A fully illustrated publication with essays by academic Niamh Nic Ghabhann and Manchán Magan is available to buy.

Robert Ryan, Forgotten Existence


Information sheet and exhibition plan   

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