Two Views of Carlow - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Two Views of Carlow

06 Sept 2014 - 03 Jan 2015 |

Two Views of Carlow - Adam Bohanna (1968-) & Frank O’ Meara (1853- 1888)
Digital Gallery
6th September – 11th January

Two Views of Carlow features work by Carlow artists, Frank O’Meara (1853-1888) and contemporary painter Adam Bohanna. Although working in different times, both practices explore landscape as a medium that reflects place, identity and the ways in which we inhabit our environments.

Frank O’ Meara left Carlow for France in 1872. He became an influential figure within the Barbizon School, painting and sketching landscapes and rural life with a sympathetic realism. The influence of Carlow’s river and rural landscapes that he sketched as a young man can be seen in the work that he made at this time. Adam Bohanna’s paintings and drawings of Carlow present a contemporary viewpoint, framed by the influence of painters of landscape and life, such as O’Meara. Bohanna’s Carlow is one where similar vistas can be found but the ruins within the landscape are now of an industrial nature.
This exhibition has kindly been supported by The Carlow Collection, St Patricks Carlow College through the loan of works by Frank O’Meara.

Associated Events
In the open
Sat 27th – Sun 28th September
11- 4pm
A two day en plein-air painting workshop with Adam Bohanna - places limited, please book with Box Office. A full materials list will be provided.

On Painting and Landscapes
Sun 12 October
Adam Bohanna discusses landscape as a medium with VISUAL’s Emma-Lucy O’ Brien

The work of Frank O’ Meara
Thur 13th November
‘Towards Night - The Life and Work of Frank O’ Meara’ - Marc Ivan O’ Gorman
‘Frank O’ Meara and the Barbizon School’ - Mary Stratton Ryan: