Mark McGreevy – The Nose Knows
The Nose Knows – a solo exhibition by QSS artist Mark McGreevy is available to view on https://www.berlinopticiansdublin.com/mark-mcgreevy-the-nose-knows until 2nd December 2020. This is the first in a new series of solo presentations by the Berlin Opticians Gallery, which move away from historical buildings to contemporary industrial settings.
McGreevy captures the mundane and utilitarian aspects of life or residual spaces, which otherwise can go unnoticed. Those moments and places are often recorded in his sketch-books as a visual prompter, adding to a collage of ideas that inform his painting process. Thus, the reality offered by McGreevy is never fully defined and comes across as a tweaked and twisted version of what we experience. There is a sense of out-of-placeness and incompatibility within the picture plane, that corresponds with the awkwardness and unease of the subject-matter he depicts.
Mark McGreevy is a graduate of Ulster University, Belfast. He has had exhibitions at The MAC, Belfast; VISUAL, Carlow; The F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge; The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; RHA, Dublin; Fendersky Gallery, Belfast; The Lab Gallery, Dublin; The Third Space Gallery, Belfast; The Crawford Gallery, Cork; Katzen Art Centre, Washington, DC; Draiocht, Dublin; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; The Glucksman, Cork, among others.
McGreevy is the recipient of many awards including the Suki Tea Prize, a number of Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Awards, and Arts Council NI SIAP award. He has been shortlisted for prestigious art prizes such as The AIB Award and BOC Emerging Artist Award and has participated on artist residency programmes at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo and previously held a membership studio at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin. His work is held in both public and private collections. Mark McGreevy is currently based in Belfast.
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