Gerard McGourty

May 19 - May 29, 2011

Gerard McGourty is probably one of the greatest talents in Irish Art today. Born in Fermanagh in 1954, Gerard will hold exhibitions in 3 venues across Europe in 2011, starting in Dublin at the Sol Art Gallery on May 19th and moving on to both London and Berlin later in the year. While Gerard’s work retains the figurative Irish influence of the early LeBrocquy, Dillon and O'Neill, his work also resembles the almost childlike narrative of Chagal. However it is his timeless vision of the human psyche captured through an almost Leopold Bloom-like narrative of ordinary events, which like Blooms imagination, seemlessly flows back and forth through history and then back into the present again, which has allowed the artist to carve out his significant and unique position in Contemporary Irish Art. And when you add the sophisticated and subtle variation of colour in his pallette audiences who attend his exhibition running in the Sol Art Gallery, 8 Dawson Street from Thursday May 19th to Sunday May 29th will be treated to a rich & cultural experience.