Exhibition 11 May 11 to 16 June, 2002
The Butler Gallery presented new work by Irish painter Charles Tyrell. The exhibition was a follow-on from Tyrell’s exhibition at the Taylor Galleries, Dublin, in November 2001. The body of new work for the Butler Gallery included 4 large canvases, 4 smaller paint on aluminium pieces, 11 new works on paper and a piece consisting of 10 ink drawings hung as a unit. Tyrell is committed to the rigorous exploration of what paint/ink can do on the two-dimensional surface, whether it would be paper, canvas or aluminium. We as spectators are prompted to negotiate the manipulation of the surface, which in turn pushes us toward something else. Something we cannot articulate but are drawn into none-the-less.