SEEING RED is the title of an art exhibition featuring new paintings by Avoca artist Rod Coyne. Not only are these works new but they are the result of one year’s experimentation where Rod has been taking his red-palette to the extreme. Noelle Campbell Sharp will curate and display these new canvases in Dublin’s Origin Gallery. Richard Curran will launch the show which runs from 2nd -21st of March 2018.
Coyne says, “It’s a nervous time preparing to premiere new work, particularly as I have really gone out on a limb this time. I have no idea how the public will react and I just hope that the limb in question doesn’t just snap off below me.” For images and the full SEEING RED story please follow this link: http://avocagallery.com/still-seeing-red/
Recently I decided to introduce radical amounts of red into my landscapes regardless if they were there or not. First off I swapped the greens of the landscape for a tonally similar palette of reds. Then I started replacing the blues of the sea and sky with a palette of reds. Comparing the two versions I rejected the second option for looking too realistic, just as if painted at sunrise or sunset. But where the land was red that took on a completely other worldly feel. And this method applies to the work submitted.
What: “Seeing Red” exhibition of new paintings.
Where: Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, D02 X982.
When: 2nd -21st March 2018. Open Monday – Friday from 10.30am till 5.30pm.
Who: Rod Coyne: Artist, Noelle Campbell-Sharp: Gallerist, Richard Curran: Opener.
Contact Gallery: Phone: (01) 662 9347,
Contact Rod: Phone: 087-2259680,