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ART Cather­ine Greene

Am­bi­tious, al­le­gor­i­cal bronze fig­u­ra­tive sculp­tures. The Assem­bly Rooms, City House, 58 South Wil­liam St, Dublin Un­til Oc­to­ber 29 cather­ine­ 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 tay­lor­gal­ 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

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