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Exhibitions > 2016

06 - 27 February 2016


All is not lost
New Work by Ruth O'Donnell


All is not lost is an exhibition of new etchings based on the artists visits to museums, alongside a selection of the working drawings and some earlier works, which resonate with them, that are presented for the first time.


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Ruth O'Donnells new work stems from her time at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2014. As artist-in-residence she made an extended series of studies 150 drawings and watercolours of ceramics from 14 museums as well as researching images of ceramics in still-life and narrative paintings. These working drawings are the starting point for her new etchings made at Graphic Studio Dublin, which include a series inspired by porcelain recovered from shipwrecks (now in the Musee Guimet). O'Donnell is engrossed with ceramics, intrigued by the multiple connotations ceramic imagery has in the history of art, they form the predominant subject of her work.

Through an emotional engagement with her material O'Donnell examines the history, politics and economics which museum pieces carry overlaid with preoccupations of anxiety and affection for what is fragile, and admiration for resilience. Her carefully considered compositions highlight the choices she has made from a vast array of objects.


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.










Blue Crane
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 175 unframed



Form
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 150 unframed



Glaze
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 175 unframed



All is not lost
Monoprint
60x80 cm
€ 650 framed



Spandrel, Flowers in the architecture
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 175 unframed



A resilient blue
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 175 unframed



After Van Oosterwijck
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 175 unframed



A delicate blue
Etching
25x20 cm
€ 200 unframed



Inkling
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 150 unframed



Light
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 150 unframed



Shadow Plates
Etching
25x42 cm
€ 175 unframed



The Calligrapher's Vase
Etching
20x20 cm
€ 175 unframed



Still Life Composition
Monotype
60x80 cm
€ 650 framed



Interior
Monotype
60x80 cm
€ 650 framed



Poolside
Monotype
60x80 cm
€ 650 framed