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Exhibitions > 2013

07 March 2013 - 30 March 2013


Connect
New Works by Carmel Benson


Continuing to draw from themes of childhood and nature, and how the two interact with one another, Carmel Benson's new works examine the tenuous balance between a child's absorbed integration and awed observation in the natural world.

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With a strong use of colour and light, and combining both figurative and abstract elements, she explores a number of different paths: the "Turning" series shows stilled moments of the motion of natural phenomena, alongside a small cruciform child that is barely discernible; in the "Connect" group of images she portrays a childlike identification with animal, bird or plant and the volatile feelings of both wonder and wariness that this can lead to; the "Garden Stage" group uses bright, compact spaces to reveal moments of planned predation; the ongoing "Forest" series depicts primal human rituals and lore and their potential for both exploration and entrapment.

Carmel Benson lives and works in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. She is a graduate of University College, Dublin and of Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. For several years she was a director of Graphic Studio Dublin and a lecturer at Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Design and Technology. In 1998 she resigned to concentrate entirely on her own art. She has had several solo painting and print exhibitions and has exhibited widely in Ireland, the UK, France, Spain, Taiwan and the US, among other countries. Her work is included in many public and private art collections including the Arts Councils of Ireland, The Irish Contemporary Arts Society, The Bank of Ireland and the AIB.


Click on the thumbnails to view in full, dimensions refer to print-size heigth x width.

Prices are for unframed work, including 13.5% VAT available for sale in Graphic Studio Gallery.




Connect I
Drypoint
Ed. of 20
62cm x 68cm
€680


Connect II
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
17cm x 21cm
€300


Connect III
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
17cm x 21cm
€300


Connect IV
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
17cm x 21cm
€300


Connect V
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
17cm x 21cm
€300


Clearing I
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
19cm x 18cm
€280


Clearing II
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
19cm x 18cm
€280


Garden Stage I
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 20
14cm x 14cm
€210


Garden Stage II
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 20
14cm x 14cm
€210


Garden Stage III
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 20
14cm x 14cm
€210


Garden Stage IV
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 20
14cm x 14cm
€210


Leaning to Light
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
12.5cm x 16cm
€250


Into the Woods
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


In the Woods
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


Of the Woods I
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


Of the Woods II
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


Of the Woods III
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


Out of the Woods
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


On the Track I
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


On the Track II
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


Turning I
Drypoint
Ed. of 20
68cm x 62cm
€680


Turning II
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
54cm x 45cm
€480


Turning III
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 40
54cm x 45cm
€480


Walker
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140


Watchful I
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
14cm x 14cm
€210


Watchful II
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
14cm x 14cm
€210


Watchful III
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
14cm x 14cm
€210


Watchful IV
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
14cm x 14cm
€210


Way
Drypoint & carborundum
Ed. of 20
68cm x 62cm
€680


Young King
Drypoint
Ed. of 40
7cm x 8.5cm
€140

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