"En Route", Rubicon Gallery

 
Eithne Jordan | Exhibition 
Opens Saturday November 3rd, 5pm-7pm 
 
Eithne Jordan 'En Route' continues until December 8th 2012

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Rubicon Gallery presents just over twenty new gouache on paper paintings by Eithne Jordan in this exhibition entitled

'En Route'. The paintings are uniformly encased in carefully constructed lucite/acrylic boxes, like small TV screens on pause or a glimpsed view through a car window. Later this month, at the Royal Hibernian Academy [November 15 - December 21, 2012], Eithne Jordan will show very large scale paintings on linen and canvas which were developed, without exception, from smaller gouache predecessors. In replicating scenes she has produced on a small-scale, Jordan takes on technical and compositional challenges, many details are frequently and deliberately omitted in the transition from small to larger-scale works and areas which are flat planes on a small scale become vast abstract blocks of color. 'En Route', at Rubicon Gallery, features those very specific gouache images that Jordan chose to paint in oil for her Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition and, since these two exhibitions run concurrently for a time, viewers have an opportunity to see part of this artist's working process. 
Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin and lives and works in Dublin and the South of France. She studied in the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and then at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions have included; Small Worlds at the MAC Belfast; Street Stills, ASSAB One, Milan; Night in the City, Rubicon Gallery Dublin as well as exhibitions at Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, Fenderesky Gallery Belfast, The DOCK Carrick-on-Shannon and Galway Arts Centre.

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Eithne Jordan    Car Park III, 2011    gouache on paper    18 x 24cm

"Street", RHA




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Exhibitions Gallery I
Eithne Jordan RHA,
Street 15 November - 21 December
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Eithne Jordan is one of the most respected painters of her generation. Over the past three decades her work has arched from a savage new expressionism to a quiet and considered representation, from the angst of the figure to the existentialism of the street. This recent series follows her interrogation of the urban that had been mainly focussed on European cities but now turns its attention to Dublin. And though there are recognisable scenes in this work there is nothing familiar or reassuring in the method of their capture.

The light is one of early dawn and pending darkness. The geometry of architecture, the furniture of the contemporary street, the directional signage and advertising’s visual noise are softly focused so as to keep their general characteristics but avoid their specific particularity. Jordan’s painting is held in a modulated tonality. Jordan’s streets are empty of occupants save for the odd passing car yet this absence of figure seems to push the nature of narrative to the foreground of our response to them. Many of these scenes contain domiciles but we are excluded from the domestic confined to ever present questions as to why we are so irrevocably outside.

Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin and lives and works in Dublin and the South of France. She studied in the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and then at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Solo exhibitions have included,
Small Worlds at the Mac, Belfast and the RHA, Dublin, Street Stills, Assab One, Milan, Night in the City, Rubicon Gallery, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, The DOCK, Carrick-on-Shannon and Galway Arts Centre, Galway.

"Making Familiar", Temple Bar Gallery





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Left (detail): Eithne Jordan, 'Courthouse 2011' Image courtesy Rubicon Gallery Dublin and the artist. Right (Detail) Daniel Pitin, 'Dance Floor' Image courtesy Hunt Kastner Gallery and the artist.
Making Familiar: Daniel Pitin and Eithne Jordan in Conversation
Tuesday 4th September 2012 at 5pm
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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios invites you to attend the third in a series of six artists conversations, as part of 'Making Familiar', an exhibition that spotlights the work of two painters each week.
Over the course of six weeks, twelve artists in total will be paired together, both to exhibit and to discuss their work in the setting of the gallery. The exhibition grows each week, starting with two artists, and ending with twelve artists’ work displayed on a salon wall in the gallery.
This week sees artists Daniel Pitin and Eithne Jordan discuss their work with curators Robert Armstrong and James Merrigan. Robert and James will guide the conversation; questioning, observing and familiarising themselves and the audience with the artist’s thoughts on painting, and other daily concerns.
This conversation will be recorded and subsequently screened in the gallery.
Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. No booking necessary.

For further information on the exhibition 'Making Familiar', please click here

 
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"Small Worlds" at The MAC


22 June - 22 July

The Mac (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Belfast’s brand new arts venue, presents Small Worlds, a solo show of gouaches by Eithne Jordan,

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Small Worlds presents Eithne Jordan’s intimate gouaches on paper, forming a comprehensive and rich body of work. These jewel-like paintings are testimonies to Jordan’s authoritative use of paint: combining a freedom of mark-making with a refined treatment of light and space.

Artist Talk 5 July, 6pm Eithne Jordan talks about her work and her inspiration
themaclive.com/whats-on/eithne-jordan-small-worlds/