True Grit

Saturday 17 February – Friday 16 March 2018

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 TRUE GRIT - an exhibition of carborundum prints.

Saturday 17th February - Friday 16th March, 2018

Featuring work Louis le Brocquy, Elizabeth Blackadder, Tony O'Malley, William Crozier, Felim Egan, Nick Miller, Michael Canning, Michael Cullen, Stephen Vaughan, Gwen O'Dowd, Sean McSweeney, Ruth O'Donnell, Elke Thonnes, Maria Simonds-Gooding, Hughie O'Donoghue, Barbara Rae and Pat Harris.

Carborundum printmaking developed in the late 1930s and it is considered to be one of the most significant advances in print from Alois Senefelder’s invention of lithography in the eighteenth century.  Carborundum grit, made up of finely ground silicon carbide particles, is mixed with glue to create a paste. The artist paints this medium onto a plate and it is allowed to dry until it is hard. Ink is applied to the plate, adhering to the gritty texture of the artist’s mark. This is then printed in an intaglio press.

The 1980s saw a new interest in the process, often attracting artists that had not worked in print before. Carborundum is seen as painterly medium, the artist’s mark or gesture is preserved, allowing for tonal variation through its textured surface.  Variations of rich colour, with distinctive texturing and shaded, harmonic passages create beautifully nuanced art objects.

For this exhibition Graphic Studio Gallery is showcasing some of the most visually striking works produced over our studio’s history. It particularly highlights the work of renowned painters, that have worked collaboratively with Graphic Studio to create original fine art prints. 

 

 Gwen O'Dowd, Tonn Study - a brand new small scale retrospective study of a larger work we launched in November 2017, 20cm x 15cm (printed area) 32cm x 29cm (paper size), ed. of 30, €250 - click to buy   

Gwen O'Dowd, Tonn Study - a brand new small scale retrospective study of a larger work we launched in November 2017, 20cm x 15cm (printed area) 32cm x 29cm (paper size), ed. of 30, €250 - click to buy

 

 Gwen O'Dowd Tonn Study II, a brand new small scale retrospective study of a larger work we launched in November 2017, 20cm x 15cm (printed area) 32cm x 29cm (paper size), ed. of 30, €250 - click to buy

Gwen O'Dowd Tonn Study II, a brand new small scale retrospective study of a larger work we launched in November 2017, 20cm x 15cm (printed area) 32cm x 29cm (paper size), ed. of 30, €250 - click to buy

Elizabeth Blackadder, Orchidacea Coelogyne, 80x85cm paper size, 43x54cm printed, ed of 40, €1,200

Elizsabeth Blackadder, interior Kyoto with red laquer table, 80x85cm paper size, 43x54cm printed, ed of 40, €1,200

Sean McSweeney, Bog-pool, 52x60 paper size, 29.5x39.5 printed, ed of 30, €620

Hughie O'Donoghue, The Green Man, Carborundum, Image and Paper size: 38.5h x 45w cm, ed of 30, €800

Hughie O'Donoghue, Island King, Carborundum, Image and Paper size: 38.5h x 45w cm, ed of 30, €800

Hughie O'Donoghue, Island King, Carborundum, Image and Paper size: 38.5h x 45w cm, ed of 30, €800

 Nick Miller, Untitled, 63cm x 74cm (paper and image size), ed. of 30, 800€

Nick Miller, Untitled, 63cm x 74cm (paper and image size), ed. of 30, 800€

Nick Miller, Untitled, 63cm x 74cm (paper and image size), ed. of 30, 800€

Louis le Brocquy, Human Image, 60cm x 47cm, 4000€

 Tony O'Malley, Aeolus, 100cm x75cm (paper and image size), ed. of 40

Tony O'Malley, Aeolus, 100cm x75cm (paper and image size), ed. of 40

 Tony O'Malley, Spanish Place, 102cm x 75cm, ed. of 40, 

Tony O'Malley, Spanish Place, 102cm x 75cm, ed. of 40, 

Tony O'Malley, Lights from Mala, 54cm x 62cm, ed. of 50, 1400€

Tony O'Malley, Orzola Purple, 53cm x 60cm, ed of 50

Tony O'Malley, Isla da Graciosa II, ed. of 50, 

 Stephen Vaughan, Elevation, 70cm x 99cm, 660€

Stephen Vaughan, Elevation, 70cm x 99cm, 660€

 Robert Russell, Green Hills, 30cm x 59cm, ed. of 50, 370€

Robert Russell, Green Hills, 30cm x 59cm, ed. of 50, 370€

Felim Egan, Blue Marsh, 75.7cm x 83cm (paper size), 49.5cm x 49cm (printed area), €850

Felim Egan, Coloured signs b, 44cm x 38cm (paper size), 21cm x 21cm (printed area), ed. of 30, €350

Felim Egan, Coloured signs d, 44cm x 38cm (paper size), 21cm x 21cm (printed area), ed. of 30, €350

 Tonn ii, stage proof for Behaviour & Attitudes commission, carborundum, paper 37.5 x 39cm, image 20 x 25cm, 350€

Tonn ii, stage proof for Behaviour & Attitudes commission, carborundum, paper 37.5 x 39cm, image 20 x 25cm, 350€

Gwen O'Dowd, Spaces 1, 125cm x 86cm (image and paper size), ed. of 18, €1400 framed

 Michael Cullen, Las Vegas Nocturne, sheet and image, aprox 85 x 105cm

Michael Cullen, Las Vegas Nocturne, sheet and image, aprox 85 x 105cm

Michael Cullen, Bathers, 38cm x 54.5cm (paper size), 30cm x 39.5cm (printed area), ed . of 30, 440€

 Barbara Rae, Provence Yellow, 44cm x 43cm (image and paper size), ed. of 30, €1,500

Barbara Rae, Provence Yellow, 44cm x 43cm (image and paper size), ed. of 30, €1,500

William Crozier, Ester, carborundum, 60.5cm x 55.5 cm (image size), 42cm x 37.5cm (paper size), ed. of 75

William Crozier - Poppies III,  Carborundum  Image: 12h x 15w cm  Paper: 36.5h x 34.5w cm

 William Crozier - Poppies III,  Carborundum  Image: 12h x 15w cm  Paper: 36.5h x 34.5w cm

William Crozier - Poppies III,  Carborundum  Image: 12h x 15w cm  Paper: 36.5h x 34.5w cm

William Crozier, The Green

Michael Canning, CuspEtching and Carborundum, Image size: 41h X 29.5w cm, Paper size: 63h X 49.5w cm, €500

 Ruth O'Donnell, Blue Bird Jar, 82cm x 69cm (paper size) 65cm x 50cm (printed area size), ed. of 10,  400€

Ruth O'Donnell, Blue Bird Jar, 82cm x 69cm (paper size) 65cm x 50cm (printed area size), ed. of 10,  400€

 Ruth O'Donnell, Peach Bowl, 82cm x 69cm (paper size) 65cm x 50cm (printed area size), ed. of 10,  400€

Ruth O'Donnell, Peach Bowl, 82cm x 69cm (paper size) 65cm x 50cm (printed area size), ed. of 10,  400€

 Elke Thonnes, The RemedyI 

Elke Thonnes, The RemedyI 

 Elke Thönnes, The Remedy II, 

Elke Thönnes, The Remedy II,