Maeve D’Arcy at the opening reception for “Ogham” and “The Mermaid in the Hospital.” [Photo: Peter McDermott]

D'Arcy shows open in NYC

Maeve D’Arcy’s second solo show with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, “Ogham,” opened last evening in conjunction with “The Mermaid in the Hospital,” a three-person show she is curating at the gallery at 529 West 20th St, Manhattan. Both shows will run through Oct. 21. Visit here for details

“This new body of work represents an exploration of mark making as language,” the gallery says of “Ogham” by way of introduction, “Shrines, to-do lists, snippets of conversations, and old photos act as an evolving manifesto of observation.”

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“The Mermaid in the Hospital” brings together three artists — Sabra Moon Elliot, Emily Moon Lambert and Maira Senise — who explore the in between: figuration and abstraction, the physical and the intangible, poetry and prose. The title is borrowed from a poem by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill written in Irish and translated into English by Paul Muldoon.

D'Arcy has exhibited her work in New York, London and Ireland. She earned her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London, and a BA from CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies where she received the Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowship, and the Diego Hidalgo Scholarship for the Arts. 

The New York-born artist currently lives in Queens and works in Brooklyn.