As the title suggests, Works On Paper 2002 is an exhibition at the Green On Red Gallery of paintings, drawings and photographs on paper. The majority of the works have been completed recently in 2001.
The list of participating artists includes Mary Rose Binchy, John Cronin, Patrick Hall, Mark Joyce, Arno Kramer, Alice Maher, John Noel Smith, David Timmons and Corban Walker.
The line-up of artists is partly intended to give a foretaste of exhibitions to come in the Green On Red Gallery in 2002. The Dutch artist - and recent winner of the Mondrian Foundation Award -Arno Kramer, will have a solo exhibition in Green On Red (GOR) beginning March 14 - one week after his solo show opens in The Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo. Kramer previously exhibited in group exhibitions in GOR in 1997 and 1999.
Patrick Hall will exhibit new work in his solo show at the GOR following his exhibition in The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (25 Feb. - Mar. 2002).
Corban Walker will launch his 4th solo exhibition with GOR on 23 May 2002.
John Noel Smith's Retrospective exhibition at the R. H. A. Gallagher Gallery (5 Sept. 2002 - ) precedes his solo exhibition of New Work in the GOR also in September 2002.
David Timmons will have a solo exhibition of new paintings in Agnews, Old Bond St., London in the autumn of 2002.
Unusually for David, his works on paper consist of two photographs taken obliquely with a small, hand-held Olympus SLR camera which accompanies the artist constantly. Both images, entitled Tate and Bristol, have an immediate, almost accidental quality that seems to narrow the gap between reality and artifice.
Corban Walker continues to work with handmade geometric drawings - of which there are four - where the colour or texture comes from the paper itself. His intervention on the page is delicate but assured.
In the quirkier school of painting and photography, respectively, is the work of Patrick Hall and Mark Joyce. Hall's paintings are dark, dense, extremely lyrical and witty. Joyce's three photographs capture a decidedly local, unheroic and all the more curious aspect of Ireland of the midlands. His photographs have all the trademarks of Joyce's humourous, offbeat, but rich, vision.