Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings | Flowerfield Arts Centre


Georgia O'Keeffe: Memories of Drawings | Flowerfield Arts Centre Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/04/2022 - 30/04/2022

Flowerfield Arts Centre





Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings

2-30 April 2022

Free Admission

Flowerfield Arts Centre is delighted to be the first venue on the island of Ireland to present this exciting new touring exhibition from the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre, London, which presents a remarkable collection of work from the pioneering American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

This exhibition showcases twenty-one photogravures of drawings produced by the artist between 1915-1963, reflecting the period in which O’Keefe established herself as a major figure in American Modernism.

Although best known as a painter, drawing was central to O’Keeffe’s practice. It was her pivotal charcoal abstractions which secured her inaugural exhibitions in 1916-17, organised by the prominent photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz, who later became her husband.

She used drawing as a language to evoke important moments and emotions – the curve of a flower petal, a desert horizon, the wave of one’s hair, or the flow of a winding road.

The works in this display demonstrate O’Keeffe’s distinctive style and chart the key trajectories and motifs in her practice.

Photogravure is a printmaking process that produces etchings with the tone and detail of a photograph through exposure onto a copper plate. The exhibition includes nine prints of her earliest charcoal abstracts alongside works originally rendered in pencil and watercolour, capturing subjects ranging from the artist’s early morning excursions with her sister, to surreal still lifes of seashells, banana flowers and animal horns.

Together, these important documents reflect a formative collection that O’Keeffe produced with her agent and long-term friend Doris Bry.

Displayed alongside her drawings, exhibition texts will also recall the artist’s own commentary – sourced from a fragmentary but often poetic text she published alongside the collection – about why she made these drawings.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings is a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, London.

Please visit our events and workshop pages for accompanying community creative learning activities.


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