RGKS CRIBS#3 / by Eithne Jordan

RGKS Cribs #3: Eithne Jordan

RGKS Cribs  #3:  Eithne Jordan  (video still), commissioned and produced by RGKSKSRG, 2019. Videography by Louis Haugh.

RGKS Cribs #3: Eithne Jordan (video still), commissioned and produced by RGKSKSRG, 2019. Videography by Louis Haugh.

Online: 16 July - 16 October 2019
Live event: Sunday 6 October 2019
Event tickets available from 6 September 2019


RGKSKSRG presents Eithne Jordan, as the third artist in the RGKS Cribs series, with a video clip here and a live event in Dublin city centre on Sunday 6 October 2019.

Eithne Jordan is an artist with a painting practice. She works from her studios, one in an eighteenth century Georgian tenement building on Henrietta Street in Dublin's North inner city, the other in an eighteenth century townhouse in the ancient village of Montpeyroux in the Languedoc. In those attic places she paints, capturing architectural stillness, cast shadows and slants of light. She works methodically from photographs punctuated with measurements and ambiguous dimensions to produce atmospheric, figureless evocations of the built environment. Both studios are accessed via aged and timeworn staircases, over one hundred staccato steps ushering the artist up or down, into or away from the sanctuary of her paints, pots, print-outs, turps, brushes, sketches, cloths, paintings and pure light filled lofts.

Together with the artist, RGKSKSRG warmly invite you to watch the video, book your tickets, and join us for a live event on Sunday 6 October 2019 in Dublin. Tickets go on sale on 6 September 2019. Due to limited capacity, early booking is advised.

As part of the project, RGKSKSRG have produced a limited edition artist print (pictured) with the artist. Available to purchase online here.

RGKS Cribs #3: Eithne Jordan (video still), commissioned and produced by RGKSKSRG, 2019. Videography by Louis Haugh.
Giclée archival pigment print
17 x 30cm, unframed
Edition of 10
€ 50 per print

Purchase now via our Eventbrite link above and collect from Dublin-based RGKSKSRG. Kate/Rachael will contact you directly to co-ordinate collection/delivery. Proceeds go to the artist and to supporting RGKS Cribs programming.

RGKS Cribs is a season-by-season plunge into artists’ studios. Each artist is commissioned to produce a video clip online, to be followed by a one-off event staged with an audience in their studio, home, or place of work. RGKS Cribs is a commissioning platform by RGKSKSRG that explores the significance of the artist studio. Artists featuring in 2019 are Christopher Mahon (January–April), Vivienne Dick (April–July), Eithne Jordan (July–October), and Bea McMahon (October–January).

Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin where she studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology from 1972-76. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship in 1984 to study at the Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, where she subsequently lived for several years. Since 1990 she has worked between Languedoc in the south of France and Ireland. Her work is in major public and private collections in Ireland, Europe and the US and she is a member of Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy.

RGKSKSRG is the paired curatorial practice of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain.

The third in the series of RGKS Cribs has been made possible with support from The Digital Hub, Dublin City Council, Dónall Curtin and other private patrons.

With further thanks to the artist Eithne Jordan, videographer Louis Haugh, composer Timothy Cullen, designer Alex Synge | The First 47, and web developer Ciarán Hickey, for making RGKS Cribs #3 happen.

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