Review of By Invitation, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin
At the Paul Kane Gallery, there's a nice variation on the group exhibition theme. Three gallery artists each invited an artist of their choosing and all six show work. Philippa Sutherland, who shows three fine monochromatic paintings, including the terrific Full Moon, invited Fionna Murray, whose carefully elaborated works exemplify another, usefully complementary way of approaching representation. Marc Reilly, who shows watercolours that function very well as a set, invited Anthony Lyttle, a thoughtful, interesting artist. Jackie Nickerson shows fine photographs from her series on farm workers in southern Africa. She invited Simon Burch, whose subtle, formally exact bog landscape photographs are first-rate. An enjoyable show with some real surprises.