Kevin Mooney in conversation with Declan Long

Declan Long, co-director of Art in the Contemporary World will be in conversation with visual artist Kevin Mooney.

Talbot Gallery and Studios, 51 Talbot Street Dublin 1
2pm 22nd February 2014

Dog Island Tales is currently on show at the Talbot Gallery and runs until Thursday 27th of February.

The language of Kevin Mooney’s paintings is rooted in a territory somewhere between history, folklore and a fantastical imagined world. Motifs from Irish visual culture compete on the canvas with decorative and abstract elements to create a compelling backdrop which suggests the possibilities of cultural cross pollination.For his exhibition, Dog Island Tale, Mooney has submerged himself further in this world. He treats the canvas as an anarchic arena where islands, heads, ships, wicker figures and pipe smoking seanchai are played against polka dots, masks, and abstract shapes to fight out their ambiguous narratives.

IMAGE: Arcs, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, Kevin Mooney, 2013