This exhibition of new work by Gary Coyle RHA, will explore a variety of themes and subjects that have previously informed his practice namely the Gothic, dystopian landscapes, found imagery and portraiture. New subject matter will be explored, posing questions about nature versus culture, the function of the frame and the gallery space, and the making of pictures in our image saturated world. Into the Woods will include a large wall drawing of a forest, created digitally using Photoshop on a drawing tablet over which will be hung salon style, a series of dense heavily worked charcoal drawings incorporating elaborate hand drawn frames.
Coyle was born in Dublin in 1965, studied at NCAD Dublin, Art Students League New York & The Royal College of Art London. His work embraces various media, including photography, spoken word performance and drawing. Coyle has exhibited widely both in Ireland and abroad and has received many awards and bursaries. His work is held in a wide variety of public collections including; The Arts Council of Ireland, Crawford Galley Cork, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. He was elected a full member of the RHA in 2006 and of Aosdana in 2009.