Belonging is Therese Healy-Kelly’s first major solo exhibition of paintings featuring depictions caught in the polarities of country and coast.
From the Galway trawlers and the bustling street scene back to dog lying lazily at the end of the winding stairs all rendered in Oil on Canvas, Healy-Kelly’s work is full of expression and movement. It is real, yet abstract. She is an atmospheric painter and her work is reflective and autobiographical.
Therese takes inspiration from artists like Una Sealy, Jenny Saville and the portrait work of Ewan Uglow, while the still lifes and limited palletes of Morandi and Brian Ballard can leave a haunting and lasting impact.
Simplicity and self-acceptance are therefore the themes for this exhibition - her children’s favourite author is Dr. Suess and quoting him… she says “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”. This level of self-acceptance allows one to believe that you need the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. This exhibition has this realism and originality it reflects the artist’s life and conveys a brightness and happiness. Painting makes her feel happy and this is reflected in many of the works on display.
Therese is a featured artist in Paul and Aideen Finucane’s publication ‘Old Pier Union Hall’. She exhibits in The Kenny Gallery, Galway and has been an invited artist to Kanturk’s Arts festival. She has been involved in many group exhibitions but ‘The Jennings Gallery’ is her first major solo exhibition.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Jennings Gallery|
|Time:||9am - 5pm|
|Location:||Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex|
|Target Audience:||All Welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|