Cliodna Cussen and Comhghall Casey

June 10th - July 1st
Opening on June 10th at the Lavit Gallery will be a two person exhibition by Cliodna Cussen (sculpture) and Comhghall Casey (painting). Cliodna Cussen was born in Co. Limerick, and now divides her time between Dublin and Kerry. Her work ranges from small almost hand sized sculptures to large public sculptures. She was awarded the Oireachtas sculpture prize in both 2003 and 1998. Cussen was one of the original organisers of the Sculpture in Context annual exhibition. Most of what she has to say is said through her sculptures. For this exhibition she will be showing some small works made from Connemara Marble and Limestone as well as a few small bronzes. From Omagh, Co. Tyrone and now based in Dublin, Comhghall Casey focuses on creating meticulous and sparse still life studies. He has received numerous awards at the RHA and RUA, and has exhibited at the RA in London from 2011 to 2013. Collections include the National Self Portrait Collection and the Ulster Museum. For this exhibition he will show "paintings of things" - studies observed from life and with close attention paid to the balance within the paintings. He says that "The intention is that the resulting images are tangible, distinct and convincing, with an understated presence extending beyond the subject depicted." The Lavit Gallery looks forward to welcoming these two artists to the Gallery.