"The Swan Lady" by Ann Quinn, from her solo show at Taylor Galleries. Oil on hand-made paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm, 2016
“The Place Where I Stand To Look Out Over This World,” an exhibition of the work of artist Ann Quinn, continues at Taylor Galleries in Dublin through Saturday.
The show opened on Sept. 22nd and finishes tomorrow, Saturday, October 8th.
The solo show received five stars from Aidan Dunne, visual arts critic with The Irish Times. Several paintings, “are likely to stop you in your tracks”, he said.
“Analyse their component parts and it remains unclear how Quinn managed the magical feat of conjuring up the overall vision,” he said.
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Mick O’Dea, artist and RHA president, addressed the importance of Ann’s Donegal home place in her work and her “absolute identification with where she comes from”.
He said Ann could look at the far horizon from the family farm in east Donegal, “and her imagination took off.
“I really think Ann has a visionary imagination,” he said. “She’s somebody who processes the world and lives in the world at a very intense level. There’s a magical quality to the work and the way she processes the world as she sees it in her paintings."
A companion catalogue to the show is available at Taylor Galleries in Dublin and online at http://www.blurb.com.