It’s a long way from Lower Kindlestown Road to 549 West 52nd Street, Manhattan, but somehow, local girl Lisa McCleary has managed to get there.
And it was purely through her art.
Taking the long road from here to there, Lisa bounced from an early love of art at Killiney’s Holy Child Secondary School to an Art Portfolio course in Sallynoggin, and then a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Sydney’s University Of New South Wales Art & Design.
It was here that Lisa enjoyed her first solo shows, such success inspiring the young artist to apply for the Master of Fine Arts program at Parsons in New York. Graduating with Honors in 2018, McCleary has been making waves in the New York art scene ever since.
And now that growing recognition has led to her very first solo show there, Edging – which features a series of paintings on aluminium and tapestries under the theme of touch – opening at Manhattan’s Gallery MC on Monday, April 29th and running until Friday, May 3rd.
If any Greystonians happen to be in New York around then, there’s a drinks reception at the exhibition on Thursday, May 2nd, from 6pm to 9pm. Should be free booze there. And Lisa too, of course.
For the uninitiated, Lisa’s work, we’re told, ‘focuses on the pleasure of flesh and the way that translates into our desire for our communication devices, and our tactile relationship to industrial materials and textiles’.
And, just in case you’re wondering, none of that is covered by your Apple warranty.
You can go check out Ms McCleary’s work on her website here, follow her on Instagram here, and find out more about that Edging exhibition right here.
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