The Cutting Rooms display at Leitrim
Sculpture Centre

The Cutting Rooms exhbition at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton
The Cutting Rooms II with paintings by Mary Theresa Keown will open this Friday, September 5 at 5pm in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.

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.

Biography

Mary Theresa Keown was born in Enniskillen and currently lives in Glenfarne and works part-time as administrator at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.