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Eithne Jordan: Tableau

  • Exhibitions and Displays

12th October 2017 - 14th January 2018

This exhibition by Eithne Jordan presents an installation of new paintings inviting us to look closely at the multi-layered histories woven through the spaces of institutions and public buildings

Over the past three decades Eithne Jordan has worked from her roots in neo-expressionism and developed her practice into a considered and meditative representation of space and light. Whether it is the darkness of a February afternoon, the reflected light of a fresh snowfall, or the distinctive hue of Halogen Street lights, her paintings are charged with content that is either to come, or else is taking place just out of view. Her work in recent years focuses on the contemporary city, looking at places such as Paris, Rotterdam, Madrid, Vienna, and most recently Dublin.

In her new series of paintings depicting interiors, Jordan invites us to look closely at the multi layered histories woven through the spaces of institutions and public buildings in our cities. Many of these are museums, or historic buildings that often contain art as a backdrop to civic, educational or cultural activities

In Jordan’s exhibition at The Hugh Lane, Tableau, her works inhabiting the rooms of Charlemont House, once domestic, now public, become a Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art. These paintings, like a strange mirror, are observing us, and reflecting a repetition of lives lived. Jordan is working in the realm of the extraordinary, the humdrum extraordinary, bringing to the fore the details and perspectives of our reality, She creates an idea, not of contrast, but rather of dialogue, an indication of the continuity between the past and the present, between old and modern.

The exhibition will be lit by daylight as weather conditions permit.

A catalogue on Eithne Jordan’s work will published in November 2017.

  • Profile

    Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin and lives in Ireland and
    in Languedoc in the south of France. She studied at Dun
    Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and at
    Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. She has exhibited widely
    in Ireland and internationally; most recently she held a
    solo exhibition at The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny featuring
    paintings created during the Tony O’Malley Residency in
    Callan. She is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy
    and Aosdána, which honours those who have made an
    outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland.

  • Related Documents

Eithne Jordan, Dining Hall II, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

Eithne Jordan, Function Room 1, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

Eithne Jordan, Anatomy Room III, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

Eithne Jordan, Museum XV, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

Eithne Jordan, Tableau, 2017, installation view at Hugh lane Gallery. Images by Ros Kavanagh

Eithne Jordan, Tableau, 2017, installation view at Hugh lane Gallery. Images by Ros Kavanagh

Eithne Jordan, Tableau, 2017, installation view at Hugh lane Gallery. Images by Ros Kavanagh

Eithne Jordan, Tableau, 2017, installation view at Hugh lane Gallery. Images by Ros Kavanagh

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