Monday, March 09, 2015

Home at the DLR Lexicon


While local aesthetes may decry the brash intrusion of the DLR Lexicon on the Dun Laoghaire skyline, few can quibble about the quality of the interior and the state-of-the art library facilities. For art lovers, there is also a fine new gallery named, with stunning originality, the Municipal Gallery. Why not the Orpen Gallery, for example, after the famous artist born in the borough? Its shows will encourage local artists but not exclusively. The first 15 months will feature eight exhibitions, five with a DLR focus, two national and one international. It has also put out an open call for three exhibition slots over the next two years. The current show features the responses of local artists to the theme of Home. Fifty pieces were selected from a submission of nearly 400. There is a very high proportion of photographs - perhaps reflecting nearby IADT's excellent photography course. David Stephenson's two images of Raymond stand out - all character and musty detail. Adele Chapman's acrylic The Home is a muted study in poignancy and Joyce Duffy comes up with a witty juxtaposing in Remembering a Home.

Municipal Gallery

DLR Lexicon

Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm

Tel: 01 236 2759

John P.O'Sullivan