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Exhibitions > 2014

06 November - 29 November 2014


Jean Bardon - Recent Works
&
Louise Leonard - Town and Country


Graphic Studio Gallery has drawn together an exceptional exhibition of two unique, complementary artists and members of Graphic Studio Dublin, Jean Bardon and Louise Leonard. Their work captures both the national and world-class qualities that both artists personify.


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For Jean Bardon the use of a gold background, as seen in Japanese folding screens or in the paintings of the early Renaissance, has always held an interest. The calm, meditative feeling that seems to radiate from these works is a quality Bardon has brought to her new etchings. Combining the strong, structured shapes of plants and landscape with the luminosity of gold leaf, she creates works that have the capacity to communicate a sense of stillness and tranquility to the spectator.

Born in Dublin, Bardon studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design between 1970 and 1974. She then spent a period living and working in Amsterdam. It was during this time that she developed an interest in printmaking. She became a member of Graphic Studio Dublin in 1990 and since then has exhibited nationally and internationally, with her work held in many collections.

Louise Leonard presents "Town & Country" a set of linocuts and etchings inspired by urban and rural landscapes both local and from further afield. The work has an illustrative quality, with each image telling a personal story from places visited to stills of day-to-day experiences. Leonard uses carving tools to draw graphic bold outlines in lino, and in her etchings, washes of acid to convey atmosphere, light and darkness.

Leonard was born in Dublin, and studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating with a BA in Visual Communication in 1983. Leonard established a graphic design partnership on leaving college, specialising in illustration. She then joined Graphic Studio Dublin in 2004 and has been exhibiting with them since.




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.




Jean Bardon
Into the Blue Evening
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 15
€ 975 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Blue Evening I
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Blue Evening II
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Blue Evening III
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Blue Pavilion
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 300 unframed



Jean Bardon
The Emperor's Garden, Irises
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 15
€ 975 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Iris I
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Iris II
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Iris III
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
The Garden of Perfect Splendour, Paeonies
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 15
€ 975 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Paeony III
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Paeony I
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Paeony II
Etching and gold leaf
Ed. of 30
€ 350 unframed



Jean Bardon
Detail, Magnolia I
Etching and Gold Leaf
Edition of 30
Unframed: €350


Jean Bardon
Detail, Magnolia II
Etching and Gold Leaf
Edition of 30
Unframed: €350


Jean Bardon
Detail, Magnolia III
Etching and Gold Leaf
Edition of 30
Unframed: €350


Jean Bardon
September garden, Dahlias and a bee
Etching and Gold Leaf
Edition of 25
Unframed: €550


Jean Bardon
Flowering Chestnut Tree, April
Etching and Gold Leaf
Edition of 25
Unframed: €550


Louise Leonard
Now is the winter
Etching and aquatint
Ed. of 30
€ 300 unframed



Louise Leonard
Whose woods these are I think I know
Etching and aquatint
Ed. of 30
€ 300 unframed



Louise Leonard
Lough Dan
Etching and aquatint
Ed. of 30
€ 340 unframed



Louise Leonard
O wild West Wind
Etching and aquatint
Ed. of 30
€ 340 unframed



Louise Leonard
Derrybawn Bridge
Etching and aquatint
Ed. of 30
€ 340 unframed



Louise Leonard
Early snow, Botanic Gardens Glasnevin
Etching and aquatint
Ed. of 30
€ 340 unframed



Louise Leonard
All along the banks of the Royal Canal
Linocut
Ed. of 20
€ 420 unframed



Louise Leonard
Rhythm of the Street
Linocut
Ed. of 30
€ 420 unframed



Louise Leonard
Blessington Street Basin
Linocut
Ed. of 30
€ 280 unframed



Louise Leonard
Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Linocut
Ed. of 30
€ 280 unframed



Louise Leonard
From Frinco to Tonco, Piedmont
Linocut
Ed. of 30
€ 280 unframed



Louise Leonard
Hold on tight to your dreams
Linocut
Ed. of 30
€ 280 unframed


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