Noel Mc Kenna: The Interior

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Greenaway Art Gallery says
NOEL McKENNA
THE INTERIOR
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Opening Wednesday 7 September 6 - 8pm
39 Rundle Street (down laneway)
Kent Town SA 5067
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Exhibition ends
16 October 2016

"I have used a door with holes cut in it, but not all the way through. In the pieces I have cut out, I have painted scenes of domestic life, in this case a pet cat and other pictures of life inside a typical domestic space. This is the first in a series of door works where I am exploring the appearance and psychological state of the rooms people inhabit.

I try to create a psychology to the scene by distilling, placing people, animals, furniture at sometimes unusual angles, different size holes to peer – leer into. I do not want to shock or disturb but hopefully to cause maybe a reflectance about one’s life." - NM

Noel McKenna (b. 1956) has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, most recently with Mothers Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland at Art Basel Miami. He has been a finalist in several prizes winning the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize in 2015, Sir John Sulman Prize in 1994, awarded the Trustees Watercolour Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW five times since 1997, also winning the Melbourne Savage Club Prize for Painting and the Mosman Prize. Noel has been included in numerous Museum exhibitions including Avoiding Myth and Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2009, and the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016, Art Gallery of NSW. Noel’s work is represented in over 30 major collections. He currently lives and works in Sydney.

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event image: Home Interior: Door A, 2015, acrylic, oil and perspex on door, 204 x 82 cm
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By: Greenaway Art Gallery