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Crawford Municipal Art Gallery Presents

JOHN SHINNORS

14 February - 5 April 2003

First exhibited at and curated by Limerick City Gallery, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery is now delighted to present this major exhibition of new work by Limerick-born artist, John Shinnors.

John Shinnors has selected three broad subject themes for this exhibition, which are the Shannon River -Estuary in Snow, the ancient site of Dun Aengus and the Scarecrow. "Shinnors clearly represents these subject themes, but does not refer to their literal-visual details in a linear, sequential, connected display of a 'realistic' technique. Rather, he assembles a mosaic of traces, clues and hints that refer to the subject themes." *

Studies in watercolour on paper accompany each series of large-scale works on stretched cotton or linen. The new paintings employ rich chiaroscuro qualities and dramatic contrasts, yet a subtlety of colour is retained throughout.

*Paul M O'Reilly, in John Shinnors: New Work Considered, July 2002

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm (Admission Free). Full wheelchair access.

For more details and visuals please contact:

Anne Boddaert (Exhibitions Officer)
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Emmet Place
Cork, Ireland
T:+353 (0) 21 4273377 (ext.227)
F:+353 (0) 21 4805043
E: anneboddaert@eircom.net.