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Exhibitions > 2014

06 March 2014 - 29 March 2014


Sharon Lee - 'Primordial soup'
Lars Wikström - Aramu Muru (Woodcuts)'


This two-person exhibition is the result of Dublin City Council's Arts Plan 2009 - 2013, where Graphic Studio Dublin collaborated with Dublin City Council on an artist residency in The Red Stables. Artist Lars Wikström was selected from a large number of Swedish applicants and spent six weeks with us in July/August 2011. Following this success, Graphic Studio Dublin artist Sharon Lee was invited to spend six weeks in Sweden at Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet during the summer of 2012.

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Sharon Lee's exhibition, 'Primordial soup' explores the nature of the origin of life, one of the most intriguing questions in biology. In 1953 Stanley L. Miller flipped a switch sending electric current through a chamber containing a combination of methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water. The experiment yielded organic compounds including amino acids - the building blocks of life - composing his theory of the origins of life. In this exhibition Lee reacts to Miller's idea that the simple building blocks of unassuming detritus can evolve into organic life systems.

During the residency in Uttersberg, Sweden, Lee collected discarded books and papers from the loppis (flea markets). Recombining and collaging these found printed images with her own hand drawn stone lithographs, Lee then over-printed and created layered images and reconstituted books that resemble palimpsests. Reduced simplified forms and outlines from these books reappear in the images to create abstract forms.

Lars Wikström's exhibition entitled 'Aramu Muru (Woodcuts)' features a number of large woodcuts inspired by Aramu Muru in Peru, which is an enormous stone portal located in Hayu Marca (City of the Gods) near the shores of Lake Titicaca. Giant crests of red granite rise from the dry soil of Altiplano, where erosion processes have formed bridges, grottoes and natural sculptures. Aramu Muru is cut in the side of one such granite crest. This portal is 7m high and 7m wide, with a "T" shaped alcove in the bottom middle. Local legends say that Aramu Muru is seen as a portal to a spirit world, and it continues to be an inspiration for many contemporary stories and pseudoscientific works.

Wikström uses new and old techniques in his working process, binding together today and yesterday, which emphasises the continuum of time, a strong theme throughout his work.


Click on the thumbnails to view in full, dimensions refer to paper-size h x w [image size h x w].

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




Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru I
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750



Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru V
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750



Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru VI
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750



Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru XI
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750



Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru XII
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750



Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru XIII
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750



Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru XIV
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750



Lars Wikström
Aramu Muru XVIII
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750
SOLD



Lars Wikström
Chakana 1
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 700



Lars Wikström
Chakana 2
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 700



Lars Wikström
Chakana IV
woodblock
Monoprint
€ 750
SOLD



Sharon Lee
Building Block I
mixed media
Unique
€ 380



Sharon Lee
Building Block II
Mixed media
Unique
€ 380



Sharon Lee
Building Block III
Mixed media
Unique
45 cm x 33 cm
€ 380



Sharon Lee
Primordial Path
Mixed media
V.E 10
50 cm x 36 cm
€ 250



Sharon Lee
Primordial Path
Mixed media
V.E 10
50 cm x 36 cm
€ 250



Sharon Lee
Elevation Scape 2
Mixed media
Unique
32 cm x 28 cm
€ 160



Sharon Lee
Elevation Scape 1
Mixed media
Unique
22.8 cm x 17.4 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Elevation Scape 3
Mixed media
V.E 4
32 cm x 32 cm
€ 160



Sharon Lee
Mirror Scape 1
Mixed media
Unique
27 cm x 24 cm
€ 150



Sharon Lee
Mirror Scape 2
Mixed media
Unique
27 cm x 24 cm
€ 150



Sharon Lee
Mirror Scape 3
Mixed media
Unique
31 cm x 27 cm
€ 160



Sharon Lee
Oblique projection scape 1
Mixed media
Unique
24 cm x 22 cm
€ 150



Sharon Lee
Oblique projection scape 2
Mixed media
Unique
31 cm x 27 cm
€ 160



Sharon Lee
Transfer scape 1
Mixed media
Unique
25 cm x 21.4 cm
€ 150



Sharon Lee
Transfer scape 2
Mixed media
Unique
27 cm x 24 cm
€ 150



Sharon Lee
Transfer scape 3
Mixed media
Unique
23 cm x 22 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Lumber vertebra - a braver tumbler
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 24.5 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Lumbar vertebra - bravura tremble
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 27 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Metacarpal - palmate arc
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 27 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Right hip bone - birthing hope
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 26 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Sacrum coccyx - cum cry cox sac
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 27 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Scapula - cup alas
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 26 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Lateral foot - a floral tote
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 24.5 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Interior heart - earthier intro
Relief
Edition of 24
27 cm x 23.5 cm
€ 120



Sharon Lee
Cervical vertebra - ever vertical crab
Relief
Edition of 10
27 cm x 26 cm
€ 120


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