The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Monday, April 6th 2020:


Exhibition by Gwen O'Dowd
While official guidance requires that SEAC remains closed until April 19th we have taken a decision to postpone all events up to and including 30th April and will remain closed until further notice. Please stay safe and well.
Gwen O’Dowd began exhibiting in the mid 1980s. Her formal concerns have always been rooted deeply in the tradition of landscape painting. Yet the specific locales from which she has drawn inspiration, the modes of addressing them and the metaphoric import of the resulting series of paintings have varied considerably over the years.

Among the aspects of the landscape O’Dowd has registered over the past decades were the ecological devastation of the Gulf War, the epic Grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the mythically sexualised landscape of coastal Ireland, the elemental force of the Waves and most recently the ‘Humanising’ of the bird life that surrounds her.

“It would be a mistake to assume that Gwen O’Dowd’s seascapes are simply about the delights of nature” - Yvonne Scott, Sunday Business Post.

Some important group exhibitions in which she participated in recent years were ‘Poetic Land – Political Landscape’ which toured Britain. ’Re;Dressing Caitlin’ contemporary works from Irish Women artists and ‘Eire – Land’ both at the Mc Mullen Museum of Art, Boston College.

Gwen O’Dowd is represented in the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and in many corporate and private collections in Ireland, USA, Europe and Japan.

We are delighted to have Gwen exhibit a series of prints in our Easter Snow Gallery during April and May.

Open daily from 10am to 4:30pm.

All welcome.

Doors Open: POSTPONED!
Commences At: POSTPONED!

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