RELIEF - curated to coincide with Temple Bar’s Tradfest

Opening Saturday 20th January, 2018Ends Wednesday 14th February, at 12 noon

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The word RELIEF comes from the Latin term relevo meaning ‘to raise’. Relief, as it relates to printmaking, involves a matrix that has areas which are cut away and /or textured to create an image – the uncut areas that remain in relief are inked and laid with paper – pressure is applied and the paper is peeled back to reveal the imprinted design. In music, relief relates to the tensioned curve or profile of a stringed instrument fingerboard. In both, the traditional material of wood is crafted / manipulated to create art.      

This Graphic Studio Dublin exhibition – curated to coincide with Temple Bar’s Tradfest – brings together artists from diverse backgrounds. Some are full-time printmakers, for others printmaking forms part of their practice, allowing them to experiment, to see in different ways.

The relief printed image has existed for more than 600 years in Western art. It became the art medium of the commoner – woodcuts of popular subject matter were disseminated across classes and creeds. The woodcut is also closely associated with popular music – naïve, bold relief designs illustrated popular ballad sheets – visualising the narratives and rhythms of traditional music.

Inspired by these shared folk histories, Graphic Studio Dublin welcomes audiences to engage with the prints of Alice Maher, Jenny Lane, Louise Leonard, Maser, Michael Lyons, Gerard Cox and Mary Plunkett. It is a unique opportunity to see and to delight in works that draw on, but re-envisage, past traditions, or to engage with those that present new forms of expression.  

Exhibition images to follow shortly, detail of works sampled above.

 Jenny Lane, Northern Lake, 53 x 43 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €250 unframed, €370 framed

Jenny Lane, Northern Lake, 53 x 43 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €250 unframed, €370 framed

 Jenny Lane, Valley Storm, 29.5 x 60.4 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €300 unframed, €410 framed

Jenny Lane, Valley Storm, 29.5 x 60.4 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €300 unframed, €410 framed

 Jenny Lane, Evening Red, 49 x 65 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €310 unframed, €430 framed

Jenny Lane, Evening Red, 49 x 65 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €310 unframed, €430 framed

 Jenny Lane, Magical Yew, linocut, 36.5 x 36.5 (image size), € 270 unframed

Jenny Lane, Magical Yew, linocut, 36.5 x 36.5 (image size), € 270 unframed

 Louise Leonard, Inner Alpbach, 18.5 x 28 cm (image size), Linocut, €280 unframed, €370 framed

Louise Leonard, Inner Alpbach, 18.5 x 28 cm (image size), Linocut, €280 unframed, €370 framed

 Louise Leonard, Alpbach, 18.5 x 27.7 cm (image size), Linocut, €280 unframed, €355 framed

Louise Leonard, Alpbach, 18.5 x 27.7 cm (image size), Linocut, €280 unframed, €355 framed

 Louise Leonard, Gasthof Post, 16.6 x 18.3 cm (image size), Linocut, €180 unframed, €230 framed

Louise Leonard, Gasthof Post, 16.6 x 18.3 cm (image size), Linocut, €180 unframed, €230 framed

 Louise Leonard, Alpine Orchid, 16.4 x 20.4 cm (image size), Linocut, €180 unframed, €230 framed

Louise Leonard, Alpine Orchid, 16.4 x 20.4 cm (image size), Linocut, €180 unframed, €230 framed

 Louise Leonard, Custom House Dublin, 34 x 25.5 cm (image size), 47 x 36 cm (paper size), Linocut, €280 unframed, €370 framed

Louise Leonard, Custom House Dublin, 34 x 25.5 cm (image size), 47 x 36 cm (paper size), Linocut, €280 unframed, €370 framed

 Tom Phelan, Three Greys for Eileen, Woodblock Print, 31cm x 23cm, € 400 unframed

Tom Phelan, Three Greys for Eileen, Woodblock Print, 31cm x 23cm, € 400 unframed

 Tom Phelan, Fins, Woodblock, 22cm x 17cm (image size), € 310 unframed

Tom Phelan, Fins, Woodblock, 22cm x 17cm (image size), € 310 unframed

 Tom Phelan, Lipstick, Woodblock Print, 56cm x 43cm (paper size), € 320 unframed

Tom Phelan, Lipstick, Woodblock Print, 56cm x 43cm (paper size), € 320 unframed

 Tom Phelan, Lipstick, Woodblock Print, 56cm x 43cm (paper size), € 320 unframed

Tom Phelan, Lipstick, Woodblock Print, 56cm x 43cm (paper size), € 320 unframed

 Gerard Cox, Secret Coridor, 26 x 20 cm (image size), 48 x 35 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €300 unframed, €380 framed

Gerard Cox, Secret Coridor, 26 x 20 cm (image size), 48 x 35 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €300 unframed, €380 framed

 Gerard Cox, San Marco, 36 x 30 cm (image size), 66 x 50 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €375 unframed, €485 framed

Gerard Cox, San Marco, 36 x 30 cm (image size), 66 x 50 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €375 unframed, €485 framed

 Gerard Cox, Musem Stairwell, 25 x 35 cm (image size), 50 x 70 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €375 unframed, €485 framed

Gerard Cox, Musem Stairwell, 25 x 35 cm (image size), 50 x 70 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €375 unframed, €485 framed

 Gerard Cox, Veneto Garden I, 26 x 20 cm (image size), 48 x 35 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €275 unframed, €335 framed

Gerard Cox, Veneto Garden I, 26 x 20 cm (image size), 48 x 35 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €275 unframed, €335 framed

 Gerard Cox, In the Medina, 26 x 20 cm (image size), 48 x 35 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €300 unframed, €380 framed

Gerard Cox, In the Medina, 26 x 20 cm (image size), 48 x 35 cm (paper size), Woodblock, €300 unframed, €380 framed

 Michael Lyons, Whistleblower, woodcut, 

Michael Lyons, Whistleblower, woodcut, 

 Michael Lyons, Bonfire, Woodblock

Michael Lyons, Bonfire, Woodblock

 Mary Pllunkett, Calm, 38 x 26.5 cm (paper size), Linocut, €175 unframed, €250 framed

Mary Pllunkett, Calm, 38 x 26.5 cm (paper size), Linocut, €175 unframed, €250 framed

 Mary Pllunkett, Daybreak, 38 x 26.5 cm (paper size), Linocut, €175 unframed, €250 framed

Mary Pllunkett, Daybreak, 38 x 26.5 cm (paper size), Linocut, €175 unframed, €250 framed

 Mary Plunkett, The Selected Poetry of Joseph Mary Plunkett and George Noble Count Plunkett, letterpress and linocut, standard edition €455. Deluxe edition €615.

Mary Plunkett, The Selected Poetry of Joseph Mary Plunkett and George Noble Count Plunkett, letterpress and linocut, standard edition €455. Deluxe edition €615.

 Mary Plunkett, Evelyn, letterpress and linocut, standard edition €240. Deluxe edition €390.

Mary Plunkett, Evelyn, letterpress and linocut, standard edition €240. Deluxe edition €390.

 Mary Pllunkett, Calm, 38 x 26.5 cm (paper size), Linocut, €175 unframed, €250 framed

Mary Pllunkett, Calm, 38 x 26.5 cm (paper size), Linocut, €175 unframed, €250 framed

 Alice Maher, Born Seeing, 65 x 50 cm (paper size), Woodcut, €775 unframed, €850 framed

Alice Maher, Born Seeing, 65 x 50 cm (paper size), Woodcut, €775 unframed, €850 framed

 Alice Maher, The Orchard of our Mothers, 65 x 50 cm (paper size), Woodcut, €775 unframed, €850 framed

Alice Maher, The Orchard of our Mothers, 65 x 50 cm (paper size), Woodcut, €775 unframed, €850 framed

 Maser, Translation VII, 76 x 101 cm (paper size), Woodcut, €750 unframed, €950 framed

Maser, Translation VII, 76 x 101 cm (paper size), Woodcut, €750 unframed, €950 framed

 Maser, Translation III, Blue, woodblock, 25 x 22 (image), 33 x 30 (paper), €175 framed

Maser, Translation III, Blue, woodblock, 25 x 22 (image), 33 x 30 (paper), €175 framed

 Maser, Translation III, Blue, woodblock, 25 x 22 (image), 33 x 30 (paper), €175 framed

Maser, Translation III, Blue, woodblock, 25 x 22 (image), 33 x 30 (paper), €175 framed


Live Print Demonstration

Saturday 27th January, 2-3pm.

Join us to watch respected printmaker Mary Plunkett live printing at the gallery, as she discusses and reveals the mystery behind some of the work in our ongoing ‘Relief’ exhibition.  Attendance is free, but booking is required.

SORRY, FULLY BOOKED

Tradfest 2018

FRANKENSTEIN BOLTS

Friday 26th January, 6pm

Book your tickets:

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Graphic Studio Gallery is delighted to announce an intimate gig, by the amazing Frankenstein Bolts, to coincide with Temple Bar’s Tradfest.

A Dream-Pop/Folktronica duo from Wexford, Ireland. Frankenstein Bolts are Justin Cullen and Dan Comerford.  The band take influence from a broad array of genres including the indie bands of the early 90s, and 80s synth-pop acts.

Since the band’s debut single ‘Up To The Root’ was released in February 2015, they’ve featured positively in Hot Press, and other publications, including multiple ‘Rising Acts’ articles.  Brilliant live, they’ve played multiple festivals -  including Main Stage at Castlepalooza, and the Body & Soul Main Stage at Electric Picnic - in the lead up to which they featured in Goldenplec’s ‘Top 15 To See’ list, and received a ‘Go’ listing from The Irish Times. They’ve also performed numerously at Dublin’s annual Hard Working Class Heroes festival.  In early 2016 they released their EP ‘Cinematic Views’, and have opened for David Kitt, Tír na nÓg, Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers) and Malojian.

The band's second album, titled 'Aglow & Spark', was released in August 2017.  Released to glowing reviews, the first single taken from it, is the fleeting guitar pop number, 'Anatomic Major'.  A busy summer ensued, with the band playing at Castlepalooza, Body & Soul at Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes Festival, as well touring their new album.

DATE: Friday 26th January, Doors Open 5.45pm for 6.15pm start (Standing Only)

"Will there be a better, smoother radio-friendly album released by an Irish band this year?"

- TONY CLAYTON-LEA, THE IRISH TIMES

"Part alt folk part synth pop – all gorgeousness”

- GOLDENPLEC.COM

"soothing synths and a devotion to tender folk rock is the order of the day and Cullens captivating voice is the ace up the sleeve. Debut LP Slow Season was a bright quiet start to last year - dig it out now to impress your mates when everyone sits up and takes notice later"

- HOTPRESS HOT FOR 2015


Gallery Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday & Sunday: Closed

tel: + 353 (0)1 679 8021

email: gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com