We’re very happy to be re-opening the gallery this Tuesday, with Jean Bardon’s stunning solo show of new work. The exhibition will continue to the 8th of December. The work is also available to buy online via the link below, with free delivery of unframed prints across Ireland.
The roots of this new collection of prints are in a memorable trip to Japan made in the autumn of 2018. The artist was taken by the beauty of the Autumn trees whose colour intensified each day. Gusts of wind sent bright leaves flying.
‘It brought a new colour palette to my eyes and I gathered leaves and sprigs of familiar and unfamiliar plants as the days went on, pressing them between the pages of a book. Returning home I continued collecting and pressing leaves and ferns and this practice now forms the basis of the new etchings. The focus of the works is to create pattern, rhythm and a certain dynamism by the placement of recurring motifs, sometimes static, sometimes in motion, and through this and the richness of the colours impart something if the essence of my experience to the spectator.’