Heroes - New Exhibition by Seán Lennon
The Icon Factory
We are delighted that 'Heroes' postponed Exhibition of Seán's Lennon paintings and drawings - along with a new series of lockdown work - is to open at The Icon Factory on the 24th of July.
By the artist:
'Heroes' was originally named pre-Covid with my favourite musicians, artists and actors in mind. Many of these paintings and drawings were inspired by the likes of John Prine, His Bobness, and Leonard Cohen to name but three.
Much has happened since then however and while in Quarantine I painted several more, which are included here. They reflect the current crooked piece of time that we're living in, while one celebrates a brand of heroism that has only just begun to be recognised in this pandemic.
It's not characterised by superhuman abilities but by compassion, kindness and a courage many of us found wanting particularly at the beginning of the country's Lockdown. If I could dedicate this exhibition to anyone, it would be to the doctors and, especially, nurses working at the Frontline.
INFO ABOUT OPENING:
The exhibition is to open on the 24th of July and will run to the end of August. For a moderate sized gallery like The Icon Factory, masks will be worn and because of this pandemic there can be no launch. To begin with I'll be around for several consecutive days.
The opening will be of a gradual rather than grand variety tarting Friday the 24th 4pm - 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm- 6pm both days. Private viewings will also be possible.
"I have been active as a cartoonist for many years in Dublin, where I continue to work as a freelance artist, illustrator and cartoonist . I have in that time published widely in Irish newspapers and magazines, including the financial pages of the Irish Independent, the Irish Times and Phoenix magazine.
I have published several books of illustrations - the most recent of which, “Godot Go Deo”, was described by Books Ireland as a ‘piece of Beckettry that no collector should overlook’ and by the Irish Independent as a ‘welcome antidote to the po-faced product of so much of the Beckett industry’."