The Dunamaise Arts Centre is currently hosting Dídean / Home, an exhibition by Eoin Mac Lochlainn.
The exhibition was opened recently by Mark Kavanagh, and will be showing at the arts centre until April 26. It consists of paintings and installations exploring the human dimension to the economic crisis and looking at notions of “home”. In recent years, much has been written about ghost estates, empty hotels and tenantless apartment blocks, at one time an estimated 300,000 units vacant or unfinished, but at the same time people read about the growing problem of homelessness in Ireland. Eoin’s work engages with contradictions such as these but, whilst the subject matter may be tough and the questions raised uncomfortable, his primary intention is to make art that moves people.
Eoin collects images from newspapers, magazines and the internet to find the subjects for his artworks. He is particularly enthusiastic about images of ordinary people in situations of conflict or crisis. “I am interested in exploring how art may produce a deeper and more enduring understanding of the contemporary experience than do media images”, said Eoin of his work. See www.dunamaise.ie for more.