"Bringing art right back to the drawing board"

Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, January 28, 2009

'...He notes that he has long been struck by the promiscuity of Irish artists in terms of the modes of expression they employ. Drawing is just one, albeit significant, aspect of what they do. This applies to such artists as Gary Coyle, Kathy Prendergast, Alice Maher, Eamon O'Kane, Isabel Nolan and Katie Holten. Yet drawing is absolutely central for all of these artists, in that it's not an incidental vehicle but integral to what they are trying to do. Eamon O'Kane's wall drawing House and the tree , which links the tree with what is made from it, is terrific. In fact there are two, related wall drawings by him, where one would have been more effective in purely dramatic terms. Still, outstanding.'

Aidan Dunne, 'Bringing art right back to the drawing board', The Irish Times, January 28, 2009