The New Spirit

Madeleine Moore

In the first room are four paintings of interiors; each responding to a nostalgia for modernism and the dream that it promised. On the first floor is a single painting, Black Hut.The subjects of the paintings resonate with the particular condition of Sean Tracey House, a semi-derelict municipal housing block, awaiting demolition. The location of Sean Tracey House and its outlook over Dublin are spectacular. Some of the apartments are already empty, others still occupied. It is a space of contradictions.

Madeleine Moore has had one-person exhibitions, gunstore, at the The Return, Goethe Institute, Dublin, 2004; paintings at the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, 2004 and Utopia Free Zone, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, in 2000. She has participated in group exhibitions in England and Ireland including: Crawford Open 4, Cork, 2003-4, dedalus-bloomsday#1 at the Context Gallery, Derry 2002; EV+A, Limerick 2001 and Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society at Art 98.

Madeleine Moore studied Architecture at University College London, Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art and received an MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1997. She lecturers in painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.


Images: courtsey of Madeleine Moore