The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by brother and sister, Cormac & Caitriona O'Leary called 'Remembering Light and Stone' which will officially open on Thursday, February 28th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by - Irish Independent journalist & poet, David Quinn. The exhibition will run until March 19th.
Caitriona O'Leary was born in Cork City, Ireland in 1968.She studied fine art at Sligo IT (1986 - 90) and NCAD Dublin (1990 - 92). She has exhibited her work widely in Ireland, UK, America and Spain. Since 1998 she has lived in Barcelona, Spain.
Residencies include Ballinglen Foundation, Co. Mayo (1994 ) Cill Rialaig Artist's Retreat, Co. Kerry (2002 / 03) Awards include D.O'Sullivan Graphics Ltd, Best Student Award (1990), Second City Exchange Birmingham - Cork (1995) .Her work is represented in many public and private collections in Ireland, UK and Spain.
Her mixed media paintings mainly concentrate on the landscape, often exploring the vivid warm tones of the mountainous area near her catalan home or the more reflective, sombre shades of Sligo, with its ever changing weather and atmosphere, tinted with personal resonances.
Cormac O'Leary was born in Cork City Ireland in 1969 and currently lives in Co Leitrim.
He studied fine art at Sligo IT (1987-91) and has exhibited his work widely in Ireland, UK and America. Recent exhibitions include the Hamilton Gallery Sligo (2010 / 13) and Custom house gallery, Westport, Co Mayo (2011) Awards include Iontas Painting award (2001), Milliken Bros. Art Material Award (2000);Residencies include Cill Rialaig Artist's Retreat, Co.Kerry,(1999/ 01/ 04) Erie canal art project, Vermont, USA (2010)
His work is represented in many private and public collections including Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, AIB, Stormont Buildings, Belfast, Leitrim County Council Art Collection, Sligo County Library Collection.
Recent work explores themes of memory and place, focusing on specific recurring images. Old buildings by the sea, trees dancing in a storm, deserted beaches ; all resonate with a stark presence. Paint is built up in layers, over time forming a textural, atmospheric vision.