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Exhibitions > 2014

12 June 2014 - 5 July 2014


Elke Thönnes, Margaret Tuffy and Marta Wakula-Mac


Graphic Studio Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of three highly accomplished artists and Graphic Studio Dublin members, Elke Thönnes, Margaret Tuffy and Marta Wakula-Mac. These artists are showcasing how we strive to interpret what we see around us, juxtaposing architecture, landscape and the human figure with history, memory and emotion.

Marta Wakula-Mac will give a demonstration on Saturday 14th June 2014, 1.30pm. Booking for this talk is essential, email: gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com or phone 01 679 8021

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Elke Thönnes exhibition entitled 'Viewfinder' mixes etching with photo etching and embossing in her search for new methods to 'read the city'. Thönnes places iconic city structures onto a variety of maps, often referencing their genesis, occasionally using a pars pro toto approach. Her works are often about contact with architecture and the memory these structures hold. The tactile nature of the work is a comment on the craftsmanship and architecture of generations past. Elke Thönnes, originally from Cologne, Germany, currently lives and works in Dublin.

Margaret Tuffy's work is based on walks taken in 2013 at three different locations in Erris, north Co. Mayo, Tuffy's ancestral landscape. Like Thönnes, these places are important because among other things they resonate with history and memory. Walking gives a whole different meaning to a place than if one is propelled quickly past, revealing itself in the present and creating an experience, layered in sensory texture, unique only to that moment in time. The work that is presented is a documentation of the process of discovery.

Marta Wakula-Mac by contrast looks at the human form, and using the printmaking techniques of etching, aquatints and drypoint showcases nudes, female and male, reclining, sitting and standing. Wakula-Mac's use of line within this work strips back the form to marks and gestures without losing any of the detail, creating a vibrancy and delicacy to the human form.

"She has proved in the past her mastery of fine detail but here Marta has chosen to simplify, to recreate the body with a few telling lines and marks as well as her signature use of colour, a yellow ochre here, an earthy red there. The results in these tiny pieces are as exquisite as ever. Not prettifying the human form but rejoicing in all its manifestations." (Susan Knight, April 2014).




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.




Elke Thönnes
Time and Tide IV
Photo Etching & Embossing
Edition of 100
41 cm x 37 cm
[23.5 cm x 23 cm]
€ 180



Elke Thönnes
Time and Tide III
Photo Etching & Embossing
Edition of 50
41 cm x 37 cm
[23.5 cm x 23 cm]
€ 180



Elke Thönnes
Time and Tide V
Photo Etching & Embossing
Edition of 100
41 cm x 37 cm
[23.5 cm x 23 cm]
€ 180



Elke Thönnes
Time and Tide VIII
Photo Etching & Embossing
Edition of 50
41 cm x 37 cm
[23.5 cm x 23 cm]
€ 180



Elke Thönnes
Time and Tide VII
Photo Etching & Embossing
Edition of 50
41 cm x 37 cm
[23.5 cm x 23 cm]
€ 180



Elke Thönnes
Porthole I
Photo Etching
Edition of 30
41 cm x 37 cm
[15 cm x 15 cm]
€ 140



Elke Thönnes
Porthole II
Photo Etching
Edition of 30
41 cm x 37 cm
[15 cm x 15 cm]
€ 140



Elke Thönnes
Porthole III
Photo Etching
Edition of 30
41 cm x 37 cm
[15 cm x 15 cm]
€ 140



Elke Thönnes
O'Connell's Rest
Photo Etching
Edition of 50
70 cm x 33 cm
[48 cm x 19 cm]
€ 230



Elke Thönnes
Silent Vigil
Photo Etching & Embossing
Edition of 50
28 cm x 35 cm
€ 180



Elke Thönnes
Rocque 1-12
12 Copper plates
Edition of 25
all different sizes
€ 375 - 450/plate



Margaret Tuffy
Calluna vulgaris
Softground Etching
Edition of 10
36 cm x 27.5 cm
[20 cm x 15 cm]
€ 150



Margaret Tuffy
Narthecium ossifragus
Softground Etching
Edition of 10
36 cm x 27.5 cm
[20 cm x 15 cm]
€ 150



Margaret Tuffy
Hypericum Perforatum
Etching & Softground
Edition of 10
36 cm x 27.5 cm
[20 cm x 15 cm]
€ 150



Margaret Tuffy
Drosera rotundifolia
Etching & Softground
Edition of 10
36 cm x 27.5 cm
[20 cm x 15 cm]
€ 150



Margaret Tuffy
Hypericum canadense
Etching & Softground
Edition of 10
36 cm x 27.5 cm
[20 cm x 15 cm]
€ 150



Margaret Tuffy
Wedge
Archival Inkjet on rag paper
Edition of 3
45 cm x 70 cm
[35 cm x 64 cm]
€ 230



Marta Wakula-Mac
Nude I
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Nude II
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Nude III
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Nude IV
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Untitled V
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Untitled VI
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Nude VII
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Untitled VIII
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Untitled X
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
34 cm x 25 cm
[14.5 cm x 7.5 cm]
€ 140



Marta Wakula-Mac
Untitled VI
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
34 cm x 25 cm
[12 cm x 6.5 cm]
€ 120



Marta Wakula-Mac
Nude IX
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 95
45 cm x 35 cm
[14 cm x 11.5 cm]
€ 180



Marta Wakula-Mac
Allium
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 100
35 cm x 13 cm
[24.5 cm x 5.5 cm]
€ 120



Marta Wakula-Mac
Pink Magnolia
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 30
30 cm x 30 cm
[14.5 cm x 14.5 cm]
€ 160



Marta Wakula-Mac
Purple Magnolia I
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 30
30 cm x 30 cm
[14.5 cm x 14.5 cm]
€ 160



Marta Wakula-Mac
Purple Magnolia II
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 30
30 cm x 30 cm
[10 cm x 10 cm]
€ 150



Marta Wakula-Mac
Purple Magnolia III
Etching & Aquatint
Edition of 30
30 cm x 30 cm
[10 cm x 10 cm]
€ 150


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