Summer Contemporary Exhibition 2011
11 July - 12 August 2011
Alon Zakaim Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of the Summer Contemporary Exhibition, unveiling new works by some of our most exciting young artists alongside more established names on the contemporary art scene. Featuring the cinematic photorealism of Kate Brinkworth and Dan McDermott, the philosophical sculpture of David Breuer Weil, and the celebrity portraiture of Lorenzo Agius, the show will also highlight exceptional works by British sculptor Lynn Chadwick and the work of Terry O'Neill, one of the most important photographers of his generation.
Following successful solo shows on Cork St, Brinkworth and McDermott return to Alon Zakaim Fine Art with new, unseen paintings exploring narrative and deception through their striking techniques. The acclaimed painter and sculptor David Breuer Weil will unveil two new works, the permanence of the bronze casts contrasting with his characteristically acute examination of mortality and ancestry. These will be shown alongside polygonal bronzes by Lynn Chadwick, which suggest a variety of definitions whilst denying any absolute interpretation.
The photography of Agius and O'Neill, two different generations of artist similar in content but radically different in form, will also be shown side by side. The fleeting moments of musicians and stars captured by O'Neill contrast the old with the new in their use of vintage film stock, the blacks and whites emphasising the power of the images, whilst the contemporary diasec framing gives them a fresh and contemporary edge. The portraits of Agius similarly catch the perfect composition but within an orchestrated and choreographed environment.
In addition to the work of our more established artists, the work of up and coming painters John Clark and Will Thorburn will also be featured. The works of Clark explore social commentary and satire through his expressive figurative style; whilst Thorburn's anatomical paintings examine contemporary science in relation to ritualistic motifs, contrasting the objectivism of medicine with the subjective approaches of religion.
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