Ciarán Lennon

Ground Aluminiums (Light Paintings)

24 Jan – 22 Feb 2014


Opening Thurs 23rd Jan, 5.30 – 8.00pm

Peppercanister Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Ciarán Lennon. For over 40 years Lennon has distinguished himself as an
uncompromising and inventive artist, consistently creating works both visually and morally powerful and remarkably, true to the light of Dublin Bay.

Known for his colourful abstract paintings of iconic beauty, Lennon’s new Ground Aluminiums (Light Paintings) present a glorious synthesis of
industrialised ore (AL13) and the human touch. These works are literally self contained, ie, the grinding of the metal block makes the pigment and
simultaneously creates the reflecting shine of light.

“Mine is an art of catharsis, that finds resolution in images of life-positive vitality unencumbered by its opposites and ironically (tragically) of course,
containing them.” C. Lennon, New York 1st Jan 2014.

Lennon has exhibited widely. Including New York, London, Paris, San Paolo, Copenhagen and Dublin. His work can be found in most major public
collections including Ulster Museum, IMMA, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane and Trinity College, Dublin and in private collections both in Ireland and

His larger AL13 paintings will run concurrently from Jan 14th until April 28th at the RHA Ely Place Dublin.