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Pink is My Colour

In her excellent essay “A Cultural History of Pink – Just in Time for the Pinkest Summer Ever” for Sotheby (28 July 2023), Valerie Steele wrote:

“…in recent years hip hop has had the greatest influence on pink in popular culture. In addition to the female rappers, such as Lil’ Kim, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj, there are a host of male rappers who wear pink, beginning with Big Boi who wore pink to the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye West adopted neo-preppy pink polos, while Pharrell wore the Japanese brand A Bathing Ape, which popularized pink camouflage for men…”

Pink is my colour is a group show featuring work by artists invited by Olivier Cornet or artists his gallery represents or works with on a regular basis: Hugh Cummins, David Fox, Kelly Ratchford, Mary A. Fitzgerald, Nickie Hayden, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Yanny Petters, Sheila Naughton, Bernadette Doolan and Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh to name a few. Beyond the usual cliches — or their unmasking — about gender, states of mind and people’s general attitudes to life, this show invites the viewer to look at how artists use the colour pink in their work, a colour that is quite rare in nature except in flowers. This is an exhibition that also purports to outline the power of words and how they can influence the way we look at things, even when taking a closer — or seemingly carefree — look at artworks. Just like James Joyce’s Ulysses and its colourful characters, this exhibition promises to bring out a rich array of bold and wonderful tones.


9 June to 31 July 2024
Official Launch: 3 pm, Sunday 9 June 2024
9 June: 12 noon to 5pm
10 June: closed
11 June: 11am to 6pm
12 June 11am to 6pm
13 June 11am to 8pm
14 June 11am to 6pm
15 June 12 noon to 5pm
16 June 12 noon to 5pm

For more information, please visit Olivier Cornet’s website.

Image: Mary A. Fitzgerald, Cave-dwellers (detail), acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm

  • 9 June, 2024 - 31 July, 2024
12:00 pm5:00 pm


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