ART Catherine Greene
Ambitious, allegorical bronze figurative sculptures. The Assembly Rooms, City House, 58 South William St, Dublin Until October 29 catherinegreene.com Catherine Greene’s exhibition includes just three works, but each is a substantial bronze composite, one with five individual figures, the others with two each (right). All centre on the allegorical meeting of wolf and human. More werewolf than wolf, perhaps, because the wolf is an ambiguous presence, even an aspect of the human. It could be that the negotiations between wolf and human circle around an acceptance of nature in ourselves.
ART Two Paths
Paintings by Charles Tyrrell. Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare St, Dublin. Until November 5 taylorgalleries.ie In the early 1980s Charles Tyrrell, living in Dublin, salvaged floorboards and beams from St Peter’s Church on Aungier St prior to its demolition. That set him off on a series of 3D paintings – or 2D sculptures – based on the wooden forms. Now, after several years painting on the fast, slippery surface of aluminium panels, he returned to his store of salvaged wood, a much slower surface, to see if it still provided inspiration. It does, and this show includes both aluminium and wood-based works. AD