press release - rose burlingham projects

Sinéad Ni Mhaonaigh- New Paintings
Exhibition opening: The Pink Room/Rose Burlingham
September 5- 30
Reception: Wednesday September 5th, 6-9
2 West 123rd Street
Open Sunday 12-5 or by appointment-646 229 0998
Sinéad Ni Mhaonaigh returns for her second solo exhibit in New York.
Ní Mhaonaigh’s beautifully structured paintings have a seductively glossy
surface incised with a linear framework that brings to mind architecture,
machinery, stage diagrams and urban landscape. Imbued with “a strong emotive
charge…color is laid onto the structure in segments to build a composition of
intuitive geometry. Critic Aidan Dunne describes them as, “poised between
austerity and luxuriance. Structurally spare and concise, featuring simplified
geometric motifs, her surfaces are luscious, consisting of thick coats of rich oil
pigment, beautifully textured.” Her practice explores the liminal space between
object and form, and within their expressive eloquence …the very act of painting
itself. “
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh (b.1977) is an international artist based in Dublin. Recent
solo exhibitions include 2011 at Kevin Kavanagh gallery, The Highlanes Municipal
Art Gallery, Centre Culturel Irlandais, The Linenhall Millennium Court Arts
Centre, Galway Arts Centre, 2009. She has a forthcoming solo show at Kevin
Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.
Her work has been included in the following exhibitions in 2012; Douglas Hyde
Gallery, JiM Contemporani and the Boyle Arts Festival, UNBUILDING at
the Mermaid Arts Centre, 2010, Regarding Painting together with artists
Diana Copperwhite, Paul Nugent, Sarah Dwyer, Axel Sanson and Esther
Teichman, 2010 curated by Elaine Byrne at Kevin Kavanagh,
Dublin. Contemporary Irish Arts Society, Arts Council of Ireland and the
OPW. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the AIB Art Prize and was selected
for Futures exhibition at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, in 2010 she won the
Hennessy Craig Scholarship at the RHA. Ní Mhaonaigh’s work is
in additional public collections, including Contemporary Irish Arts Society,
Arts Council of Ireland, the Office of Public Works, Dublin Institute of
Technology, Boyle Civic Collection, 2010, her work was acquired for the
Drogheda Municipal Art Collection at Highlanes Gallery; the
gallery published a catalogue with essays by art critic Aidan Dunne and
curator Padraic E. Moore.
"…. Spare, pared down and presented with a dramatic use of color…. suggestive
of the performative aspect of painting. These works explore the complexities of
looking and the disparity between the image and the construction of the image."-