Sunday, 5 June 2011

Paul McKinley at the third space

Paul McKinley's show, 'Palisade', deals with our attitudes and relationship to the landscape of historical sites which are sometimes also termed as places of 'Dark Tourism'. A compelling series of works which not only grapple with how the narratives of the sites can be depicted, but also finds ways of presenting the surfaces of the works as sites of conflict in themselves- several of the works balance finely between matt and glistening paint, drawing you in to picture spaces which are at once seductive yet uncomfortably haunting. Show runs to July 2nd. McKinley is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery in Dublin.