'By Halves' Solo Exhibition opens
Contemporary, multimedia artist Yvonne Molony O'Caoimh has brought her exhibition 'By Halves' to The Moat Theatre in Naas. The exhibition includes a new theme, examining the flesh of fruit, halved and painted in oils. Other work includes paintings of Luxembourg, Still Life paintings, line drawings and a collection of floral heart.
Yvonne wanted to exhibit in Naas because of the vibrant Arts Community in Kildare. Her theme 'By Halves' was imaged by Naas business Murray Imaging Studios, and another local Kildare business Inniscara Bespoke Framing provided beautiful mounts.
Ms Molony O'Caoimh says:
"I was meeting my manager Aoife Brennan of WithHoney in Naas to chat with Tony Murray about digitising my work for prints and she brought me to The Moat Theatre for lunch. I loved the high ceilings in the Gallery space and the history of the building. Manager Celine Garvey is a fellow Graduate of the National College of Art and Design, so it was a great fit for an exhibition".
Hanging at The Moat Theatre for the entire month of October, the exhibition was officially opened by Artist and Author Alan Keane and attended by artists from the local and national Arts scene and guests from around the country.
During Alan Keane's talk, he spoke of how Yvonne’s work embodies her acute observations of her surroundings; the natural and man-made, how shadows fall and reflections mirror. Working in themes, she fully immerses herself in her subject. Her drawings, photography and oil paintings have been exhibited in solo and collaborative exhibitions, both here in Ireland and in Luxembourg where she lived for some years.
In 2022 alone, Yvonne's work has featured at Bord Bia Bloom Festival, The Berkeley Gallery at Grennan Mill during Kilkenny Arts Festival, The United Arts Club, Dublin and The Moat Theatre in Naas.