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Archived Shows > 2007

25 October 2007 - 24 November 2007

'New works' - James McCreary & Lars Nyberg

Following James McCreary's highly acclaimed retrospective show at in February 2005, McCreary returns with a dramatic series of mezzotints. A master of mezzotint working from dark to light, McCreary burnishes and scrapes back the raised surface of the copper plate to reveal strong and colourful motifs. His delicate use of vivid patterns contrasts boldly with the rich dark backgrounds of the images. James McCreary was elected an Aosdána member in 2005.

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Born in 1956 attended the Academy of Fine Art in Stockholm from 1978 - 1983. He has worked and visited Graphic Studio Dublin for the past eighteen years and promoted its' members work in Sweden. Nyberg has exhibited his work widely in Ireland, mainland Europe, Japan, China and USA.

Nyberg specializes in drypoint, an intaglio print technique. An image is created onto the metal plate using a hard steel needle, creating a burr that yields a characteristically soft and velvety line in the final print. Nyberg's work focuses on the everyday reality, the banal, an isolated tree, a forgotten building. With extreme precision he highlights the subject matter within the image so the ordinary becomes the extraordinary.

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James McCreary - Autumn Leaves III

James McCreary - The Cooley Mountain Pigeon

James McCreary - Tulips

Lars Nyberg - Chicory

Lars Nyberg - ?

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