The Paradise [39]
Gallery 2

February 8 - March 28, 2013


Paradise: [1] an enclosed garden [2] the garden of Eden [3] a place of bliss, felicity, or delight [4] heaven

Andrew Vickery makes paintings, usually related to personal memories, which are photographed as slides and projected onto screens in small model theatres. The resulting narratives, loosely based on reality, are founded on recurring themes of culture, nature, sex, and travel. Vickery recently made a series of new works that recall his relationship with the artist William McKeown, who died at the end of 2011. Arcades Ambo is a celebration of their friendship.

William McKeown held two solo exhibitions at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, in an open room, in 2001, and The Paradise [16], in 2004. His work was also included in a number of group exhibitions in the Gallery. He served on the Gallery's Board between 2002 and 2005.

An illustrated booklet, which has been generously supported by a donation in memory of William McKeown, will accompany the exhibition. Please contact us for availability.