DUBLIN -- Several months ago, I enjoyed a preview of Jeanette Doyle's Eurojet work before its current placement in the Royal Hibernian Academy. Doyle's work perfectly captures the cult of celebrity. Her small canvases on the walls of Studio Six where I saw them in April and they steal the Eurojet Futures show now. In The Sunday Times Culture, Cristin Leach agrees.
Doyle's five small, impressive canvases document her celebrity-spotting in New York: actor Shannen Doherty "looking tiny and bitchy"; engineering a casual encounter with an "extremely hot" Jude Law in a show shop; ogling Leonardo di Caprio at an exhibition opening. Doyle's paintings are photographic prints with oil-paint additions, reminiscent of hurried paparazzi shots with obscured faces and odd framing, but their subject is not the celebrity who inspires them but citizen stalker.
The Eurojet Futures show runs until 28 August 2005 in the RHA, Dublin.
Cristin Leach -- "A loss on Futures" in The Sunday Times Culture magazine, July 24, 2005.