From Jul 8th - Aug 2nd, 2010
Alan Ardiff sculptures have been included in the RHA Annual Show. He regularly exhibits in Dublin, London and New York galleries.
Ardiffs large-scale bronze works act as a vehicle for self-expression, eloquently depicting the artists ongoing interrogation into aspects of what he describes as the bigger picture. Smaller works focus a fond eye upon more immediate, individual dilemmas, conveying a strong sense of the striving, struggling human lot; humorously borne here.
The artist's constant, quiet sense of humour remains centre stage throughout, offering a sense of hope and, sometimes, joy amid the melange of perceptions and emotions which seemingly beset the human condition. "My inspiration comes from the clouds above and the grass below and all the human interaction in between."
Aug 5th - Aug 28th, 2010.
'Full Night Falling' is an exhibition of drawings executed in charcoal and pencil with a series of pastel explorations in colour.
The absence of colour which has been a conscious thematic choice for Michael Wann, his stark use of black on white, his immutable instruction of pencil line and his contrasting black to grey of charcoal is matched in this exhibition for the first time with works of an expanded colour palette.
Still here are Michaels stark recurring themes of memory, of locality and neglect. With the introduction of colour now comes a different artistic dynamic between the artist, his work and ultimately you the viewer. Use of colour is tonal, tentative and it gives us an overriding sense of the artist and viewer finding their way gently into new realms. It is a gradual and delightful immersion in hue, in atmosphere and tone. His scenes are set in the evening half light charged with a sense of place, a sense of being in the landscape, of being with the artist, of watching, of waiting.
Sep 2nd, 2010 To Oct 2nd, 2010
FUSION: AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND TAPESTRIES INSPIRED BY INDIA
Janet Pierce is a member of Aosdana and regularly exhibits in Ireland, India and the U.S. She admits a deep connection with landscape, initially realized during a previous collaboration with Irish traditional singers Maighread and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. This influence, coupled with an intuitive gra for Indian music, appears to inform her art practice to the present day.
Return visits to India over the following three years inspired the creation of intense, abstract works on paper, incorporating gold and silver leaf from Old Delhi. A course taken in tapestry making during that time in India awoke an earlier interest in Indian imagery, resulting in a series of tapestry works interwoven with gold and silver thread.
Irish and Indian sensibilities fuse in the realization of this intensely meditative aesthetic journey.
Oct 7th, 2010 To Oct 30th, 2010
"In these essential prints Stephen Lawlor has rendered, or translated, a place into exquisite art." Peter Fallon January 2009
One of Ireland's leading print makers, Lawlor exhibits etchings, lithographs, silk screens and mono prints, all of which portray a distinctive, emotionally charged style by his use of colour, subject matter and dramatic contrast of light and dark. An artist's residency at Galleri Astley Arts Centre in Sweden earlier this year resulted in a suite of screen prints, which reflect the dense forest that covers the region. These works capture the quintessential nature of his subject matter and contains an atmospheric or an airiness quality creating space and perspective by use colour and light.
Although the etchings contain the mood of old master paintings, Lawlor reduces the figurative elements, producing a more fluid and abstract image, which emphasize the intricate combinations of tone and color in these four plate complex images. Shapes form, dissolve and re-assemble themselves within these apocryphal works that we recognize in an art historical sense, but have been re-assembled to haunt our memory.
Born in Dublin, Stephen Lawlor graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 1983. Lawlor is also a well established painter and he has exhibited widely in Europe, USA and the Far East. His work is represented in many international public and private collections.