The Green On Red Gallery is eagerly anticipating Eilís O'Connell's up-coming solo exhibition at the Gallery in Dublin from 10th October through 16th November. Because a large part of the artist's practice has in recent years been taken up with major public and outdoor commissions, this exhibition of works in plaster, and several full-scale bronze sculptures, will provide an exciting opportunity for the viewer to see her original ideas in germinal form alongside completed works.
O'Connell's works are currently on view in the ground floor atrium of 1 Canary Wharf, London and at Lismore Castle, Co Waterford.
For further information on Eilís O'Connell, please contact the Green on Red Gallery
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'Unfold', a recent bronze (2001) by Eilís O'Connell will be exhibited in the Venice Aperto as part of the UK sculpture selection for the 8th Venice Biennale of Architecture 2002. One of Eilís's most recent and beautiful sculptural forms, this upright, conical-shaped work was cast from a sheet of bronze. Its undulating curves are folded to a point upward and outward at the top, curve inward at the middle and flair out at the base. Its outer surface is marked by a basket-weave pattern; its inner surface is a smooth black patina. The sculpture seems to offer protection while simultaneously suggesting a presence in motion. This work will be on view at the Aperto from 6 September 2002 through 6 January 2003.
'Sculpture at Goodwood' has invited Eilís O'Connell to participate in an exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture showing at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The exhibition entitled 'thinking big: concepts for twenty-first century british sculpture', will exhibit 73 maquettes commissioned by Goodwood. Participating artists include Lynn Chadwick, Grenville Davey, Antony Gormley, William Tucker and Rachel Whiteread. These maquette commissions are
…made as limited editions and can be treated as finished works in their own right, assuming an identity as small-scale sculptures, while others are intended as 'dress-rehearsals' for more ambitious, monumental works….(Press Release, Sculpture at Goodwood, 2002)
'thinking big' will run concurrently with the 8th Venice Biennale of Architecture and into January 2003.