Through my eyes, by Ciarán O’Sullivan at Gallery Interlude, August 9

Another sabháiste poster for Ciarán’s show by Interlude member Ciaran Nash

For our 5th show of 2019 we were absolutely delighted to host Contact Studios’ Alumnus Ciarán O’Sullivan. I have the honour of knowing Ciarán since we both joined 2nd year Painting in Limerick School of Art, in the old Bruce House building, graduating in 1998.

As can be seen from the poster above, Ciarán’s work distinctively crosses, re-crosses and ultimately dissolves the lines between abstraction and representation. I noted on the night how his work developed from a hard style of Abstract Expressionism back then to his more recent (last 10 years or so) works which have combined this with portraiture of family and friends, images captured at unguarded/candid moments.

(l-r) Ciarán O’Sullivan (artist), Carl Doran (Gallery Interlude), Mark Sheehan (Lucky Lane).

Many years ago we used to live opposite Mark Sheehan of Lucky Lane, our hosts and patrons for our Interlude project, and have been great friends since then, and there was great sport (see above image!) at the opening. There was a fantastic turnout, and myself, Isabella Walsh and Ciaran Nash of the ‘Lude team were thoroughly satisfied with the reception for the work, and indeed another creative use of our ‘one – shot’ exhibition format.

Busy busy busy photo courtesy Ciaran Nash

We also would like to welcome new sponsors Art Mad/Normoyle &Frawley Framing, who are generously giving purchasers of works from our shows 15% off framing services.

Our thanks as always to all in Lucky Lane, The Glen Tavern and Art Mad, and of course to the daoine uaisle who attended – go raibh míle míle!

Next up, Seán Lynch and Michele Horrigan on Culture Night September 20th – expect some cages to be rattled!