Gerard Tunney

Sunderland, United Kingdom
A lot of my work is influenced by experiences of travel so the imagery focuses on hotel facades, restaurants, yachts, marinas, cars(including classic cars/racing cars). I am particularly interested in reflections in windows and this is a pictorial device that underpins and unites all of my work. I am fascinated by the real and the abstract possibilities that reflections create. This enables me to explore the contrast between 'real' space and an 'illusory' reflected space. The dislocation of figures and scale; interiors looking outward; exterior views looking inwards etc., creates all sorts of visual possibilities, and this drives the work towards its final resolution
A lot of my work is influenced by experiences of travel so the imagery focuses on hotel facades, restaurants, yachts, marinas, cars(including classic cars/racing cars). I am particularly interested in reflections in windows and this is a pictorial device that underpins and unites all of my work. I am fascinated by the real and the abstract possibilities that reflections create. This enables...
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Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS:

2020 EQUESTRIAN ART INTERNATIONAL
2019 SIMS ONLINE
2018 LUMINAIRE ARTS ,LONDON
2017 NORTH EAST ART COLLECTIVE,NEWCASTLE.
2016 PRIOR GALLERY, TYNEMOUTH.
2015 HASLAMS GALLERY, HEXHAM
2014 The LOOK GALLERY, HELMSLEY.
2013 NUMBER 9 THE GALLERY, BIRMINGHAM.
2012 STORE STREET GALLERY
2011 VILAS ART GALLERY, LETCHWORTH.
2010/11 BANKSIDE GALLERY, LONDON.
2010 LA GALLERIA, LONDON.
2010 OBSIDIAN GALLERY, STOKE MANDEVILLE
2008 ARTISTIC GALLERIES, LONDON.
2007 THE RUSSELL GALLERY, LONDON.
2007 NUMASTERS & ART MOVEMENT, LONDON.
2007 RUIZ GALLERY, ELY.
2002/6 THE BISCUIT FACTORY, NEWCASTLE
2004 THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS, THE MALL GALLERIES, LONDON.
2002 THE CHELSEA ART FAIR. LONDON.
2001 THE ART BOOK LONDON.
2000 THE TRADING COMPANY. LONDON.
1997 THE LOGOS GALLERY, LONDON.
1996 COOMBS CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON.
1996 THE ROWLEY GALLERY LONDON.
1995 NEW ACADEMY GALLERY, LONDON.
1995 NORTHERN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, SUNDERLAND.
1994 NEW YORK GALLERY, YORK.
1993 ZELLA BELL GALLERY, THIRSK.
1992 ROY MILES GALLERY, LONDON.
1992/7 THE HATTON GALLERY, NEWCASTLE.
1990 SAYAT NOVA GALLERY, LONDON.
1990 SELLCOURT GALLERY, LONDON.
1989 ALBA FINE ART, LONDON.
1989 THE CENTAUR GALLERY, LONDON.
1989 CHALK FARM GALLERY, LONDON.
1988 MERZ CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON.
1988 RIVERSIDE GALLERY, LONDON.
1988 ST. NAZAIRE GALLERY, FRANCE
1987 THE SOLOMON GALLERY, LONDON.
PLUS VARIOUS MIXED EXHIBITIONS ACROSS THE U.K.

RESIDENCIES AND ASSOCIATED STUDIO WORK:

1997 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET RESIDENCY.
I998 AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BASED ON MOZART’S “THE MAGIC FLUTE” (TO COINCIDE WITH OPERA NORTH TOUR PROGRAMME).
1998 OPERA NORTH RESIDENCY (IN COLLABORATION WITH PRICE, WATERHOUSE & COOPER).
1999 NORTHERN SINFONIA RESIDENCY( ALSO AN EXHIBITION TO COINCIDE WITH PROMS WEEK).

WORK INCLUDED IN SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS BY ROTORVISION PRESS.
WORK INCLUDED IN SEVERAL DE AGOSTINI PUBLICATIONS LINKED WITH LONDON BASED STUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS.
EXHIBITIONS:

2020 EQUESTRIAN ART INTERNATIONAL
2019 SIMS ONLINE
2018 LUMINAIRE ARTS ,LONDON
2017 NORTH EAST ART COLLECTIVE,NEWCASTLE.
2016 PRIOR GALLERY, TYNEMOUTH.
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