ART FOR THE HEART, THROUGH EYES AND EARS
If you have wondered at the large painting that serves as a backdrop for recitals recently sat in the Kevin Barry recital room at the National Concert Hall, you might want to go to Dublin’s Solomon Gallery for more. Commissioned by the NCH, The Movement of Sound shows a group of women in bright dresses, bowing at instruments. Everything, from their arms, to their hair, to the rest of the orchestra – or is it the audience? – behind them is alive with the music. It’s by Co Wexford- born, Dublin- based artist Margaret Egan, whose work ranges from recognisable, if highly stylised, figures and sculptures to dreamy almost- abstract landscapes in which images half emerge, both in the paint, and in your mind.
Gemma Tipton Margaret Egan’s A Slice of Life is at the Solomon Gallery, Dublin, from September 28th to October 20th; solomonfineart. ie RTÉContempo Quartet play Beethoven in the Kevin Barry Room on September 24th; nch. ie