Daniel McKeon and Michael Coyne in the Courthouse Gallery
07 June 2013 - 04 July 2013
11:00 - 17:00
New paintings by Daniel McKeon 7th June – 4th July in The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. Daniel McKeon is a Dublin based artist who primarily works as a painter from a studio in the historical Henrietta Street area of Dublin. While growing into his twenties he lived and worked in County Clare where his sister Eileen still has a house today outside Ennis.
Daniel Mckeon had his first solo exhibition at the Old Ground Hotel in 1978 alongside other artists who showed there at the time including John Shinnons, Michael Gemmell, Caitriona O’Connor, to name a few because there were no other galleries or venues suitable for showing artworks at the time in county Clare. He has since gone on to show his work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, his paintings being mostly abstract and process driven usually made in different series.
Daniel McKeon also photographic or lens based artworks often using collage which has become an integral part of his artistic practice. For this exhibition he has made a new series of works titled Chroma which he hopes to use as an opportunity to reconnect to the county and people of Clare.
In conjunction with HOUSING CRISIS Ink drawing and paintings Michael Coyne in The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon 7th June – 4th July Mick Coyne lives in Ennis, Co.Clare where he is well known in the traditional Irish music scene as an Uilleann piper and singer. Mick also has a hairdressing business. He became interested in drawing and painting when an ongoing illness kept him housebound.
With the help of art teacher and friend José Croft his interest developed. While preparing for this exhibition José's knowledge and help has been invaluable. She recommended art teacher Ana Colomer for watercolor lessons. Pen and ink is the main medium for this exhibition. It is good for intricate work and crisp colour.
Drawing occupies his time during times of pain and boredom and sometimes he could be up most of the night. Mick spent a year drawing trees. Most trees were with houses in mind, either a farm house or a Georgian house with a small cherry tree in the garden. He crossed over from trees to houses without really noticing it.