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Exhibitions > '12

01 March 2012 - 24 March 2012


The Hy-Brasil Expedition 2012
John Behan, Clare Henderson & James McCreary


Artists John Behan, Clare Henderson and James McCreary take the poem 'Hy-Braisail - The Isle of the Blest' by Gerard Griffin (1803-1840) based on the phantom island lying off the West coast of Ireland as inspiration for this three-person exhibition.

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John Behan RHA, a sculptor of international standard and member of Aosdána, re-visits his theme of boats, the spiritual vessel. Fred Johnson, writer and poet remarks "John Behan's boats are rich fertile symbols: here a 'ghost boat', a flying vessel not of the world but sailing out of it towards an opposing consciousness". This mirrors the voyage of the peasant in Griffin's poem as he sails towards Hy-Brasil, to this other world where there is no sorrow or sickness and music is always to be heard. The vessel, central to Behan's work is embedded in our national consciousness as a symbol for hope, death, re-birth and departure.

Clare Henderson studied at NCAD and is a member of Graphic Studio Dublin since receiving a Graphic Studio Dublin Graduate Award in 2005. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and Poland. Henderson's suite of prints explore mans relationship with his surrounding habitat and that of the ocean. Her minimalist work portrays the sea and islands veiled in mist, rain and fog. She investigates our relationship with islands; their remoteness and isolation, the journey from home to another place bringing to mind other twin issues such as home and abroad, inside and outside, self and other.

James McCreary, a master printer and member of Aosdána presents a suite of luxuriously tonal mezzotints. He reproduces the sparkling greens and blues of the sea set against brightly coloured and playful buoys. In each work he creates a magical space, a realm of solace, which conjures the mystical journey to the phantom island Hy-Brasil 'Men thought it a region of sunshine and rest. The golden clouds curtained the deep where it lay. And it looked like an Eden, away far away!'


Click on the thumbnails to view in full, dimensions refer to paper-size heigth x width [plate size is in brackets].

Prices are for unframed work, including 13.5% VAT available for sale in Graphic Studio Gallery.




John Behan
Bilbao Boat No. 3
Bronze Unique
h:35cm x w:24cm x l:37cm
€2,750


John Behan
The Deer-Headed Dove Boat
Bronze Unique
h:37cm x w:17cm x l:46cm
€3,500


John Behan
Thalassa Boat
Bronze Unique
h:59cm x w:25cm x l:32cm
€2,750


John Behan
Peruvian Mast Boat
Bronze Unique
h:60cm x w:18cm x l:31cm
€3,500
SOLD


John Behan
Fish of Hy-Brasail
Bronze Unique
h:20cm x w:28cm x l:14cm
€2,000


John Behan
The Buddha Boat
Bronze Unique
h:24cm x w:8cm x l:28cm
€950
SOLD


John Behan
The Boyne River Boat
Bronze Unique
h:24cm x w:8cm x l:28cm
€1,700


Clare Henderson
Waiting in a moment
Etching
Ed. of 20
20 cm x 30 cm
€270


Clare Henderson
My last breath on the island
Etching
Ed. of 15
26 cm x 35 cm
€280


Clare Henderson
The cable car passed over ghost island everyday
Etching
Ed. of 15
26 cm x 35 cm
€280


Clare Henderson
Ludicrous Waiting
Monoprint
Ed. of 1
18 cm x 23 cm
€220 framed


Clare Henderson
A Fleeting Moment
Monoprint
Ed. of 1
18 cm x 23 cm
€220 framed


Clare Henderson
The Arrival
Monoprint
Ed. of 1
18 cm x 23 cm
€220 framed
SOLD


Clare Henderson
No Apologies
Monoprint
Ed. of 1
18 cm x 23 cm
€220 framed
SOLD


James McCreary
Dublin Bay Buoy
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
17 cm x 33 cm
[5.5 cm x 6 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Bangor Buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 35
36 cm x 50 cm
[15 cm x 30 cm]
€290


James McCreary
Bangor Buoys II
Mezzotint
Ed. of 35
36 cm x 50 cm
[15 cm x 30 cm]
€290


James McCreary
Oriental Buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[8.5 cm x 9 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Waves and Buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 75
32 cm x 20 cm
[15 cm x 20 cm]
€230


James McCreary
Hy-Flying to Brasail
Mezzotint
Ed. of 75
32 cm x 20 cm
[15 cm x 20 cm]
€230


James McCreary
Hy-Brasail
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[4.5 cm x 6 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Homage to MFP
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[7 cm x 7 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Miro's buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[5.5 cm x 6 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Carrigfergus Buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[5.5 cm x 8.5 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Carlingford Buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[4.5 cm x 9.5 cm]
€150


James McCreary
Galway Buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[8.5 cm x 10 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Oriental Buoy I
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[4 cm x 4.5 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Greenore Buoys
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[5 cm x 9.5 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Nautical Knot
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[4.5 cm x 5 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Oriental Buoy II
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[4.5 cm x 5 cm]
€130


James McCreary
Carlingford Buoy
Mezzotint
Ed. of 110
18 cm x 18 cm
[7 cm x 7 cm]
€130

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