23 March to 13 April
Gormley’s Fine Art in Dublin will host Eamonn Ceannt’s new exhibition, Movado, Eamonn’s fourth solo show with the gallery.
Working exclusively with bronze, Eamonn Ceannt’s sculptures adopt a tactile approach with a strong commitment to form. The juxtaposition of soft curves, planes and detailing invite the viewer to feel and touch their smooth surfaces.
Eamonn’s figurative pieces are lyrical, with an emphasis on the expression of movement. He draws inspiration from the dynamic form of dancers and performers. The ballet poses are controlled, the limbs are languid, the clothes subtly demonstrating and emphasising the movement.
There are exuberant stylised dancers with ribbons, rock musicians, a famine piece, a clown and curvaceous highly abstract forms. The colour palette ranges from the greens and blues that were a hallmark of his early works to black, gold, classical browns and pure white.
Having travelled extensively in North Africa, the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal and the Indian sub-continent, and having lived in East and West Africa for a number of years, Eamonn’s sculpture work is influenced by native art. His current work can be loosely classified into three groups – head studies, figurative and mythical studies as well as plant/animal pieces.