The Butler Gallery is presenting an overview of the still life paintings of Kilkenny-based artist Blaise Smith R.H.A., featuring works painted from 1997 to the present and curated by Gallery Director Anna O'Sullivan - enjoy a gallery above, and a whistle-stop tour of the exhibition bellow.

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Showcasing one of Ireland's foremost contemporary painters, the works on view are carefully structured and encompass a myriad of subjects from crusty breads, fruits, vegetables and flowers to humble domestic utensils and kitchen crockery. These paintings act as records of our everyday world with an often idiosyncratic beauty, which is why they reward a closer examination. Smith’s still life paintings reveal his technical prowess and his fundamental ability to play with light and composition.

The Still Life Paintings of Blaise Smith, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny until November 14, 2021 - find out more here.

All images © Blaise Smith; courtesy Butler Gallery.