Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Elizabeth Peyton in Dublin

The American artist Elizabeth Peyton is having her first show in Ireland beginning April 1. Entitled "Reading and Writing", the exhibition "has a particular focus on poetry and literature, interiors and photographs, desire and love". Her work often juxtaposes the historic with the contemporary, as in the above work, in which the characters from "The Age of Innocence" are portrayed in a way that greatly resembles the actors from Martin Scorsese's film. The show is on in Dublin at the Irish Museum of Modern Art until June 21, 2009.