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Exhibitions > '08

06 November 2008 - 29 November 2008


'New Works' - Jean Bardon
'The Moonlit Mezzanine' - Gerard Cox


This is a two person show with both artists being long standing members of Graphic Studio Dublin. Jean Bardon's work has been strongly influenced by the century old Botanical art with it's formality and decorative qualities. While upstairs Gerard Cox's work is based on organic forms and celebrates life and nature through colour.

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Jean Bardon studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and is currently a member of Graphic Studio Dublin. Botanical art is a centuries old traditional art form and it's formality and decorative qualities have strongly influenced Jean Bardon's work in recent years.

Bardon's imagery offers an intimate portrayal of the sublime architecture of the flower through the natural rhythm of the changing seasons; from the pale wintry colours of January and February indoor flowers to the pinks and blues of late Spring to the vibrant oranges of the Autumn garden. Drawing from her admiration of Asian Art and Early Renaissance painting she applies layers of gold leaf creating illuminated backgrounds animated by decorative patterns. The resulting compositions are a rhythmic dance of colour, texture and light.

Gerard Cox studied at NCAD and completed a postgraduate diploma in sculpture in Düsseldorf. As a sculptor of wood, it was a natural progression for Gerard Cox to create wood block prints. In this exhibition elements of his techniques are evident in the process of preparing wood blocks, which is similar to working on a woodcarving. The woodblock is prepared as a relief matrix cutting away areas and leaving the image to show at the original surface level, for colour printing multiple blocks are used. Cox's work is based on organic forms and celebrates life and nature through colour. He often amplifies his colors by overprinting the hues to increase their saturation, and he juxtaposes intense, complementary colours to heighten the vibrancy of his images. Quoting Aidan Dunne "Cox's prints display an expansive, holistic inclusiveness with their all-over gestural patterns."

Jean Bardon will give a talk and Gerard Cox will discuss techniques and methods of woodblock printmaking on Thursday 6th November from 3pm - 4pm

Booking is essential | t: +353 1 6798021 | e: gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com


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Jean Bardon, Paeony Rose with Gold Leaf, Etching & Aquatint with gold leaf
€495

Jean Bardon, Paeony Rose, Etching & Aquatint
€350

Jean Bardon, Gilded Lily
Etching & Aquatint with gold leaf
€495

Jean Bardon, Dark Irises with Gold Leaf
Etching & Aquatint with gold leaf
€495

Jean Bardon, Kilcullen Paeony & Dark Irises, for Treasa
Etching & Aquatint
€525

Jean Bardon, Flag Irises
Etching & Aquatint
€525

Jean Bardon, Montbretia, Agapanthus, Tigerlily & Chinese Lanterns
Etching & Aquatint
€525

Jean Bardon, Amaryllis, Papillon, Paperwhites and Chrysanthemums
Etching & Aquatint
€525

Jean Bardon, Agapanthus & Day Lilies
Etching & Aquatint
€525

Gerard Cox, A Door in the Medina
woodblock
€450

Gerard Cox, Ball and Star
woodblock
€325

Gerard Cox, Bazaar
woodblock
€450

Gerard Cox, Under the Palms
woodblock
€400

Gerard Cox, Desert Archaeology
woodblock
€300

Gerard Cox, Mosaic Towel
woodblock
€350

Gerard Cox, Oasis
woodblock
€325

Gerard Cox, Poolside Happyhour
woodblock
€450

Gerard Cox, Red Pool
woodblock
€350

Gerard Cox, Screen
woodblock
€300

Gerard Cox, Tunisian Vine
woodblock
€400

Gerard Cox, When Stars Turn Blue
woodblock
€450