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Artist Paddy Critchley presents new exhibition at Laois Arthouse

An exhibition of work by artist Paddy Critchley is about to go on display at the Laois Arthouse in Stradbally.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Staidéar Neamhbheo/Still Life‘, opens on Friday, July 5 at 6pm, and runs until Friday, July 26.

Laois Arthouse, in conjunction with Laois County Council, will present the works of their adult summer arts group, who spent four-days with Paddy, focusing on drawing and painting.

The Laois Arthouse welcomes all who wish to attend Friday’s exhibit opening, as well as an event on Monday, July 15 at 7pm, where Paddy will be in conversation with Jock Nichol about the exhibition.

All are welcome to attend, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Entrance is through the Laois Arthouse entrance on the Timahoe Road, Stradbally Co Laois. R32KWX3.

Paddy Critchley is an artist from Portlaoise. Since graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2021, he has exhibited at The Hunt Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art and the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

Paddy has work in the Limerick City Gallery of Art and the Hunt Museum’s permanent collection.

He was the recipient of the De Veres Art Award for Work of Distinction at the 191st Annual RHA Exhibition for the painting Nature Morte (After Beckett).

His practice is a constant interrogation of his environment. His political ideologies towards his environment shape how he sees the world and informs his practice.

Paddy is conscious that in an ever increasingly chaotic world, where money and power rules, he wishes to shine a light on the ordinary person and the life he lives and knows.

He aims to show different voices withing the social and economic backgrounds of his peers and their environments, these take the form on intimate portraits and still lives reminiscent of the American artist Alice Neel, who has been a substantial influence on Paddy’s practice.

For further information see www.laois.ie or contact the Arts Office artsoff@laoiscoco.ie  or call 057-8664109.

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