The Molesworth Gallery

Niall McCormack


Three houses in the corner ~ oil on linen ~ 24 x 18 inches



New Work

September 6th - 28th, 2012


The Molesworth Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by Niall McCormack (b.1960). His third solo show with the gallery revisits familar territory with meticulously rendered-structures evoking a sense of disquiet and foreboding with their faceless uniformity. Niall’s work speaks of isolation and the contradictions of living together but being apart - a house not as the clichéd home but rather as an instrument of separation or of incarceration. The long, hard shadows cast hint at the melancholic urban landscapes of de Chirico or Sironi, and the only warmth found in the otherwise cool palette is in the ironic pastel shades that adorn the walls of the buildings - hues that aspire to a received perception of ‘niceness’ but are all the more jarring and unsettling for the apparent disingenuousness of that intention.

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House inside ~ oil on linen ~ 24 x 24 inches


NIALL McCORMACK - Curriculum vitae


2011 The Linenhall Arts Centre, Co. Mayo
2010 Inside out, The Molesworth Gallery
2008 Pastel gothic, The Molesworth Gallery,
2005 Custom House Studios Gallery, Westport
2002 Custom House Studios Gallery, Westport
1998 Diorama Art Gallery, London.


2009/2010 Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle
2007 - 2012 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2009 RUA Annual Exhibition, Belfast.
2006 Group Exhibition, Woburn Gallery, London.
2002 Washburn Art Building, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
2002 Altered Perspective, The Millennium Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2001 Generate, Hull, North England
2001 Deaf Eyes, Media Centre, Islington, London.
1999 Christmas Show, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
1998 Group Show - 'New Still Life' Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin.
1998 Deaf Arts Now!, Stockholm, Sweden.


Hermitage ~ oil on linen ~ 16 x 12 inches



National College of Art and Design, Dublin, BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Painting
Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, Dublin. Art and Design Foundation Course
Birkbeck College, University of London, Diploma in Arts Management


Westport Town Council ; Mayo County Council; University of Limerick; Gallaudet University, Washington DC; See Hear, BBC, London, England; private collections in Ireland and abroad.


Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, by Robert O’Byrne, Plurabelle Publishers, 2010



Window cubes ~ oil on linen ~ 12 x 12 inches




Assembly ~ oil on linen ~ 16 x 20 inches




Contemplation ~ oil on linen ~ 12 x 16 inches




Pink tower inside ~ oil on linen ~ 16 x 12 inches




House inside II ~ oil on linen ~ 12 x 12 inches




Three houses in the shade ~ oil on linen ~ 12 x 16 inches




House with arches ~ oil on linen ~ 10 x 12 inches



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