Self portrait after the sacred heart

‘Self portrait after the sacred heart’
oil / panel 84 x 66 css (Private collection- Ireland)

Please join us for the launch of An exhibition of paintings by Michelle Boyle. The exhibition will be launched by writer and journalist Damian Coreless.

Thursday 12th July 2018 at 7:30pm
axis: Ballymun, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9.

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The title of this exhibition ‘Outside the Urban’ reflects on the artist’s own sense of person and place which are a constant theme of her artistic output. Boyle grew up as a mixed race adapted child between Ballymun and Finglas in the 1970s.

“I felt the fraught internal emotions of my childhood were mirrored in the new rural suburbia around me neither seemed sure of my identity”.

The resolution of this internal conflict is evident in the honest and tender paintings of her childhood and in new work inspired by her Indian birth inheritance.

Exhibition continues to end August 24th.