Culture Night in Dublin is almost here. This annual event will be held on Friday, September 19, with special hours and events at cultural organisations and venues around the city. SO Fine Art Editions will keep the doors open late, making it the perfect chance to view fine artworks, including our current exhibition Amárach/Interplay. For information on events happening during Culture Night in Dublin a programme is available here. You can follow SO Fine Art Editions on Twitter and Facebook for more details on our Culture Night activities.
Jewellery designer Eimear Conyard is featured in the September 11 issue of the Irish Examiner, where she discusses the balance between function and art. Conyard says in the interview:
“The idea that jewellery is not merely adornment, but also an object independent from the body, has been a driving force in my work as a jewellery and timepiece designer over the past 18 years,”
You can read the full article from the Irish Examiner here. View works by Eimear Conyard, including the necklace seen above, in our current exhibition Amárach/Interplay, on now through October 17.
SO Fine Art’s artist Derek Wilson is featured in the current issue of San Francisco based journal ‘Vhcle’. Wilson’s practice as a ceramicist centres on the making of a diverse range of contemporary objects, from the functional to the sculptural.
Dominic Turner is exhibiting his Dream Park series at the Skibbereen Arts Festival. The festival covers all varieties of art and includes Irish and international talents. Dominic Turner is a fine art photographer based in Dublin whose work is influenced by the 19th century pictorialists, and he seeks to revise this style to have greater relevance in the 21st century. The festival runs 25th July – 2nd August and more info can be found at http://www.skibbereenartsfestival.com/dream-park
SO Fine Art Editions also has many new works and new artists in the gallery.
Alison Pilkington is a painter and printmaker who specialises in relief printmaking and lithography, and in particular has concentrated on an etched lino technique to produce graphic work that echoes the strong painterly qualities that she has become known for.
Taffina Flood is a Dublin based artist whose paintings and prints have been widely exhibited in Ireland and internationally. She currently lectures at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
See more of his work at www.sofinearteditions.com/richard-gorman/
SO Fine Art Editions is pleased to announce new gallery artists.
Matthew Gammon. His black and white photographs capture the beauty in the interaction between the natural and man made worlds.
Marc Reilly is an Irish printmaker and painter who creates abstract etchings in vibrant colours.
Angela Fewer uses her collage, drawing and watercolour painting to manipulate space and time through her pieces.
Jonathan Hunter creates mono types, which are a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press. Monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype as most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing, and the image cannot be reproduced.
The gallery also has new works from artists Susan Mannion, Michael Canning, Vincent Sheridan, and Amelia Stein. See all the new works online or stop by SO Fine Art Editions in Dublin to see them in person.
So Fine Art Editions has updated portfolios for many of its artists, showing more works in print, sculpture and ceramics from some of our many artists.
Photographer and SO Fine Art Editions artist Paul Gaffney was featured on the New Yorker blog, May 30th. Genevieve Fussell reviewed his self published and highly acclaimed book, “We Make the Path by Walking”. Paul will have a solo exhibition of pieces from the book at the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, starting July 3rd
Barbara Rae RA will be speaking at the Royal Academy, 11 July, along with Professor Ian Ritchie CBE RA. Barbara is noted by the Royal Academy as one of Britain’s most thoughtful painters, whose work has been exhibited widely. Barbara and Professor Ritchie will discuss how art and architecture intersect and how this relationship works in the Academy’s Summer Exhibition. Barbara held a solo show at SO Fine Art Editions in March 2014, showing some new screen prints.
The work of artist Angela Fewer is now at SO Fine Art Editions. Angela uses her background in architecture and design to create fantastical images that explore location, identity and memory. Angela has exhibited widely abroad and in Ireland, and her pieces can be seen in many international collections. Her collages, watercolours, and works on paper are now available at SO Fine Art Editions.
There’s been much going on with several SO Fine Art Editions’ artists lately. Derek Wilson, who makes the porcelain vessels seen above is displaying work in Wallpaper* Magazine’s Handmade Exhibition in New York City. Derek Wilson’s practice centres on the making of a diverse range of contemporary objects – from the functional to the sculptural. His objects, in their colour, shape and materiality, reference the ideas of restraint, containment and minimalism.
Nuala O’Donovan and her delicate, intricate porcelain pieces is feature in the May 24th issue of the Wall Street Journal. The article and more of Nuala’s work can be seen here. Nuala is also exhibiting currently at Tansey Contemporary gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The show ‘Biodiversity and Human Impact on the Environment’ runs until 17th June.