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Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin Announces Opening of New Exhibition

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland has launched a new exhibition at Hugh Lane Gallery, the first public launch since the lifting of restrictions

Transfiguration is a survey exhibition by Irish artist Patrick Graham, who is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most influential contemporary painters. This is the first solo museum exhibition in Ireland by the artist. 

Transfiguration showcases a selection of his collage drawings alongside the monumental paintings and triptychs from the 1980s to the present day including his recent return to self-portraiture.

Graham emerged in the 1980s in a period of uncertainty for the discipline of painting. He consolidated a position dedicated to a personal quest for existential meaning through aesthetic experience. The electricity and intensity inherent in the work along with the raw emotion evidenced in his gestural marks is derived from his personal responses to history and self-identity. 

Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions at Hugh Lane Gallery, said, “Patrick Graham’s painterly, improvised surfaces invariably convey a startling openness and vulnerability.”

The exhibition opens to the public on March 17th and continues until July 10th 2022. A supporting programme of talks and lectures is taking place for the duration of the exhibition, further information here.

A fully illustrated publication will include contributions from Richard Cork, Kelly Grovier and Jörg Heiser, on sale from May with book launch to be announced. 

Visit for more details. 

Source: Dublin City Council

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