CASe '15 September 18th - October 9th

For this year's annual CASe exhibition, a highlight of the exhibition programme at the Lavit Gallery, a selection of artists have been invited to exhibit up to three pieces each. The exhibition will include painting, and sculpture from some of the most sought after names in contemporary Irish art. The invited artists are Robert Ballagh, Billy Foley, Charles Harper, Mary Lohan , Padraig Lynch, Damaris Lysaght, Cormac O' Leary, Mark O' Neill, Marc Reilly, Rose Stapleton, Ross Stewart and Imogen Stuart.

Robert Ballagh will exhibit a portrait painting of Brian Boru in his very characteristic graphic style. A more traditional type of realism can be seen in the work of Mark O' Neill and Padraig Lynch who we are delighted to show for the first time at the Lavit Gallery. Rose Stapleton's paintings focus on still lives and interiors of both domestic and professional spaces.

Landscape will feature strongly in this exhibition with Cork artist Damaris Lysaght, predominantly working "plein air" while Leitrim based Cork artist,Cormac O' Leary will exhibit paintings influenced by memories of landscape, with blocks of layered colour playing an important role. Meanwhile Ross Stewart's paintings are based on drawn studies but developed focusing on the mood and atmosphere of the place. Wide expanses of bog, fields and solitary trees often appear in this Kilkenny based artist's work. Mary Lohan is another artist focusing on nature, but best known for her concentration on the Sea, with her use of paint very much to the fore. Limerick based Charles Harper will exhibit a painting from his mountain series, which he has been developing over the last decade - focusing on the blue mass of a mountain and it's reflection.

Marc Reilly chooses watercolour as his medium and focuses on trees and vegetation in the works he will show here. Blocks of coloured washes are combined with line to give maximum effect. Meanwhile Cork Artist Billy Foley's abstract works search for that moment where painted line, space and substance come into existence as form and structure.

We are also delighted to feature both sculpture and jewellery by Imogen Stuart in this exhibition - a renowned and celebrated artist best known for her sculptures for the Church in Ireland.