Into Irish Drawing showcases the work of twenty-two contemporary artists based in Ireland who specialize in drawing. The curator of the exhibition, Arno Kramer, highlights the fact that the discipline of drawing has realised fascinating new developments in the last ten years. His choice of works is not intended to be an objective summary of present-day Irish drawings; it is a qualitative choice. The works presented here have been selected for their visual quality and for the original and recognizable style of the artist. Drawings reveal each mark an artist makes, like unfiltered transmissions from head to paper, via the hand; this exhibition displays the final results of testing and experimenting on both large and small scales in one of the oldest art disciplines.
The artists presented are: Stephen Brandes, Claire Carpenter, Gary Coyle, Timothy Emlyn Jones, Brian Fay, Mark Francis, David Godbold, Anita Groener, Katie Holten, Alice Maher, Niamh McCann, Eoin McHugh, Bea McMahon, Nick Miller, Tom Molloy, Isabel Nolan, Eamon O’Kane, Niamh O’Malley, Kathy Prendergast, Jim Savage, Gerda Teljeur and Martin Wedge.
Image : Eoin McHugh Social Intervention (Detail)