Anne Ryan, 'Tugann an Torann', exhibition film

12 January — 10 March 2024

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents Tugann an Torann, an exhibition by Anne Ryan.

Anne Ryan’s ‘off the wall’ paintings leap, dance, crash, and tumble across the gallery space. The figures that Ryan pulls together stretch and intertwine in sculptural cut-out cardboard and collaged canvases, with limbs and profiles emerging and disappearing in a throng of bodies. Paintings are liberated from the confines of a frame, merging together in free-standing constructions, or bursting into fragments across walls.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present Limerick-born Ryan’s first exhibition in Ireland in over twenty years following her show at Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2002.

Anne Ryan’s recent exhibitions include: Fighting on the Dance Floor, Exeter Phoenix (2023); Sirens (with Sophie von Hellermann), Turner Contemporary, Margate (2021); The City Rises, Southwark Park Galleries, London (2021); Earthly Delites, Hastings Contemporary (2020); Euoī, Euoī, Euoī, Ribot, Milan (2019); A Barbarian at the Gate, greengrassi, London (2017); The Cowboy Paintings, Turps Gallery, London (2017).

Tugann an Torann by Anne Ryan is on view at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 12 January – 10 March, 2024. Film documentation by artist-filmmaker Jenny Brady.