The Cutting Rooms II with paintings by Mary Theresa Keown will open this Friday, September 5 at 5pm in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.
In 1997 Mary Theresa Keown initiated The Cutting Rooms, an exhibition of paintings that experimented with the role of collage in painting. Such a process lended itself to the idea of crossbreeding languages and invited different motivations for editing, composition and surface treatment.
Using the analogy of cinematic production to post-production Keown designed The Cutting Rooms II in a more expansive way by displaying different bodies of more recent work in five separate rooms: the Mimetic room, the Diptych room, the Narrative room, the Liquin room and the Post-Mortem room.
Each room expresses a different motivation that is concerned with the make-up of an image and the process of painting. The sequence of Keown’s work begins with post-production methods and then examines diverse processes and production techniques ending with a summation of the state of painting, it’s possibilities and limitations.
Mary Theresa Keown was born in Enniskillen and currently lives in Glenfarne and works part-time as administrator at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.