25 Mar 2015 - Life Class

Life Class - Dr Conleth Murphy

Life Class - Dr Conleth Murphy

  • 23 Feb 2015

Life Class is Dr Conleth Murphy’s first solo exhibition at the Jennings Gallery, UCC which opens on 25th March and runs until 6th May 2015.

The images in this exhibition are a combination of mixed art and traditional life drawings selected from his evening art classes. In the mixed art selection, Conleth merges his medical and artistic sides in a tongue-in-cheek fashion: perspex eyes through which one can visualise the retina, X-rays peeking through portraits and pop-art images of a scalp cooler designed to prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

"It was important to me that these images reflected that other side of my life, to show that medicine and art are not mutually exclusive!" he says.


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