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Nature Traces

New Work by Alan Keane
From Thursday 27 Sep to Sat 20 October 2001
Dríaocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Co. Dublin

Nature Traces is a solo show by exciting young artist Alan Keane. The work deals with the creative process of painting with reference to landscape and the trace and patterns of nature on our daily life.

Working on paper, Keane experiments with technique - dripping, staining, blotting and scraping - producing compositions in a cool palette of blues, greys and white. Despite the colour and abstract form of his work, it has a warm organic sensibility. Textures of velvet and suede form meandering contours and outlines like aerial photographs of tropical landscapes.

"My work is an exploration of what we might find beneath the layers of commonplace.
I am interested in the questions that arise through the making and meaning of art, rather than the solutions"

- Alan Keane -

Alan Keane graduated with a Masters in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast, having completed a B.A. in Fine Art Painting at Crawford College of Art (Cork). The work on show at Draíocht was made during a ten month studio residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

He won the 2001 adjudicators award at the annual Scoip Group Show in Siamsa Tire, Kerry and his work has been seen in several group shows EVA, Limerick.
He has just returned from a one month studio residency in Vilnius as part of the Lithuanian Artists Association which resulted in a solo show entitled Shadow Play at the Arka Gallery, Vilnius.

The galleries at Draíocht are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free and all are welcome