Opens 2pm, 9th of October at The Kildare Gallery
‘Gyre’ is a series of paintings that offset depictions of the human body against the spiral marks made by the movement of two connected pendulums. The pendulums are swung at divergent amplitudes, converting potential energy to kinetic energy which eventually discharges as thermal energy. The paintings can be considered as a meditation on the body and its relationship to time and on the body as a place of energy transformations. We are all involved in a tragic enterprise, biologically vulnerable and essentially entropic.
The exhibition will continue until Sunday 31st October.
Artwork at the exhibition
About Eoghan McGrath
Eoghan McGrath is a Kilkenny based self taught artist with a background in medicine and teaching. His paintings have featured in the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition on numerous occasions where he was awarded the K&M Evans Prize for painting and the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition in Belfast. He was shortlisted for the inaugural Davy Portrait Prize in 2007 and the Hennessy Portrait Prize in 2017. Selected exhibitions include solo shows at the Molesworth Gallery in Dublin and as Artist in residence in Carton House. His work is held in public and private collections both nationally and internationally including the OPW state collection and the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland in Limerick.