Kevin Kavanagh | Reopening
with Gary Coyle’s Dreaming Different Dreams
09/06/2020 – 27/06/2020

I am and have always been – to quote arch disruptor Boris Johnson – “a doomster and a gloomster” and I am sorry to say recent times have proved me right. It is strange to look at my exhibition, Dreaming Different Dreams through the prism of the last few months. When it opened in March no one could have imagined what would have unfolded in the world since, or the speed with which it happened. This has brought some of the themes explored in the show into sharper focus. I am not claiming special Cassandra-esque foresight or possession of a crystal ball, but what I can say for certain is that during the last few years, as I worked in my studio, it felt like our world was speeding up; more and more seemed to be happening, and most of it dark. We can but hope that this is not a new normal.
– Gary Coyle

Gary Coyle is currently working on a commission for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council which is scheduled to be shown in The Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire in September 2020.