A Poem for Raoul and Agnes

A Poem for Raoul and Agnes
Ann Craven, Matthias Dornfeld, Roy Dowell, Fergus Feehily, Jane Freilicher, Clive Hodgson, Eithne Jordan, Alex Katz, Markus Karstieß, Winifred Nicholson, Norbert Prangenberg, Audrey Reynolds, Phoebe Unwin
'A Poem for Raoul and Agnes' selected by Sherman Sam

3 July ~ 6 September 2014
Opening Wednesday 2 July, 18.00 ~ 20.00


Eithne Jordan Office II 2014
oil on linen, 50 x 65cm

Markus Karstieß, Ansel Doe, 2010
glazed ceramic, platinum, sycamore maple, 67.5 x ø 33 cm

Impatiens, meet touch-me-not.
Be as close as possible. As close
as desire, no more, otherwise pass
each other toward some opposite
distance. Subscribe our interruption
of indefinite night. Postpone reticence.
We more than wounded know nothing
of flowers but the ripe pod
scatters its seed regardless.
(Barry Schwabsky)


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In the Land of Tib and Tom


In the land of Tib and Tom, Rubicon Projects

Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2  
In the land of Tib and Tom 
final week this Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm 
and by appointment +353 1 670 8055 
until Saturday 31st May 2014 at 5pm

Rubicon Projects at the Octagonal Room City Assembly House

Rubicon Projects are privileged to present this exhibition about the real and imagined stories of places in this room. Five artists depict various physical spaces and territories or examine the material traces that linger in buildings over time, as they change form and function.
Very few man-made things seem as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Most built things are refined and reshaped by their occupants over time. Whatever changes are applied though, the true history, and surely some ghosts and memories will remain as tangible marks, stories and myths.

The 'Society of Artists in Ireland' built the Octagonal Room at City Assembly House in 1771; it stands as the first purpose built public art gallery in Britain and Ireland (possibly even in Europe). 




Martin Healy's

film and photography deal with the issue of belief and its dynamics. He doesn't present us eerie subjects, but merely the contexts within which these things might happen. He features characters to whom, or by whose hand, we can imagine an unsettling story. So a Healy image immediately flips us into the absent narrative, into the story, the folklore, and the myth. 

Colin Crotty culls characters and scenarios from books, documentary film and from the Internet, these are detached from their original meaning and are re-interpreted to create a disjointed narrative. He evokes a fictional scenario, but one that is familiar as it is ingrained in a collective consciousness. 

Gabhann Dunne's serenely coloured world has a visionary and elegiac quality. Geographic features, figures, buildings and animals emerge from hazy ground, and the artist demonstrates the haunting, lyrical qualities that can be drawn from paint. In stark contrast to the sublime qualities of his paintings, the underlying message explores something darker.

Eithne Jordan's interrogation of the urban has been mainly focussed on European cities, often depicted in the light of early dawn and pending darkness. Jordan's painting is held in a modulated tonality, and yet it is loaded with suggested narratives. Newer works venture indoors; timelines are compressed in the architecture and events as a lean contemporary gallery nestles in what was once clearly a fine period home and a large public building hosts an oversized marble-like urn of almost garish flowers.



Stephen Brandes large and detailed drawings and his smaller paintings are a complex series of fabrications that paint a retro-futuristic portrait of Europe. Whether it is himself or his fictional character whose 'travelogue' is the central motif he allows for sub-plots and departures, fed by personal observations, a leaning towards absurdist invention and references to episodes in modern European history.

New Acquisitions, The Hugh Lane

New Acquisitions, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has acquired Mansion I to be part of their permanent collection.

Mansion I Eithne Jordan

New Rehang

  • 02 March 2014 - 27 April 2014
New rehang A new selection of works from the collection is currently on display in galleries 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.  It includes works by Patrick Scott, Louis le Brocquy, Anne Madden, Brian O'Docherty, Patrick Hall, Patrick Graham, John Kindness, Gerard Byrne, William McKeown, Eithne Jordan and Fergus Martin.  It features new acquisitions including Eithne Jordan's Mansion I and William McKeown's The Lane and Connemara series of watercolours. For further information please contact: Dr. Margarita Cappock Head of Collections and Deputy Director + 353 1 2225557 mcappock.hughlane@dublincity.ie

Horse Drawn

Horse Drawn, Gallery of Photography, Dublin

Contemporary artists study the form
January-February 2014
Horse Drawn

City Stable, 18x24cm Eithne Jordan

Works by
Christopher Barr, Katherine Beug, Martin Gale, Anita Groener, Poppy Hunt, Eithne Jordan, Jin Yong, Nick Miller, Brian O’Doherty, Simon Reilly, and Clea van der Grijn.
The horse has been a staple of art since people first painted the walls of their caves. In the history of art, horses have represented power, magnificence and glory. But what do today’s artists make of the form? These questions are explored through photography, video, painting, and works on paper, in a new exhibition specially curated for the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2014.
Special children’s workshops will take place on Sunday 2nd February and on Sunday 9th February. Dublin based Chinese artist Jin Yong will introduce children (8 – 16 years) to Chinese watercolour and calligraphy techniques, and have them creating their own Horse artworks. As places are limited, please telephone the Gallery on 01-6714654 to book a place.
With thanks to Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, Office for Integration, Dublin City Council.