Kathy Tynan Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8 Until August 5 kevinkavanagh.ie
The question of why artists bother to paint representational works when you could just take a photograph is old and tired at this stage, but if you’re still looking for answers, head to Kathy Tynan’s current show to see just how satisfying the injection of a different vision is to the everyday. With subjects ranging from laptop computers, to dogs and cats, to spring blossoms, to a patch of weeds against an orange-red sky, expect a series of insights into those moments that can evaporate into half-caught memories or moods – unless we pay proper attention. It’s seriously strong painting, too.
Above: And Still You Shine For Me by Kathy Tynan