Jennifer Cunningham

Brian McCarthy: Nautica

Mayo Contemporary presents NAUTICA, a solo exhibition by Brian McCarthy.

Brian McCarthy (b. 1960) is one of the few living Irish artists to have had his paintings hung in the National Gallery of Ireland and go under the hammer at Christie’s in London.

Working exclusively in oils, vibrant colours and realism are central to his craft. Brian’s career began in 1981 when a self-portrait was included in the Douglas Hyde Gallery’s Living Art Exhibition. Since then, he’s had two solo shows, Boomtown and Masquerade, both of which garnered extensive critical acclaim. Most recently, Brian was shortlisted for the 2019 Zurich Portrait Prize for his portrait of RTÉ broadcaster Joe Duffy. This same portrait was subsequently exhibited in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork.

Caribbean Princess at Dublin Port

Brian McCarthy, 18th June 2021

Mayo Contemporary Art Gallery
Humbert Mall, Castlebar, County Mayo, F23 Y337

Caribbean Princess at Dublin Port
102 cm x 152 cm
Ghosts of Palmyra
94 cm x 152 cm
City of Tears
80 cm x 120 cm
First Wave
75 cm x 150 cm
Near Torc Waterfall in Killarney
100 cm x 70 cm
50 cm x 40 cm
Eternal Embrace
100 cm x 80 cm
The Hat Trick Pub
50 cm x 60 cm
The Grand Canal
76 cm x 61 cm
61 cm x 76 cm
Inspecting the Anchor Chain
70 cm x 100 cm
Welder at Dublin Graving Docks
50 cm x 60 cm
Dry Dock Dublin
70 cm x 100 cm
Dark Crossing
61 cm x 76 cm
Avonmore River, Wicklow
46 cm x 61 cm
Arklow Sand at Dublin Graving Docks
76 cm x 122 cm
Dublin Graving Docks
102 cm x 152 cm
Fitting the Propeller Shaft at Dublin Graving Docks
80 cm x 80 cm
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