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    NEW WORK BY EILIS O’CONNELL AT SOLOMON GALLERY

    Thursday, May 27th, 2021

    Materials Matter is the title of a new show by Eilis O’Connell RHA, one of Ireland’s leading artists, which opens at the Solomon Gallery in Dublin today and runs until June 19. The exhibition presents new sculpture and drawing made before and during the Covid pandemic, combining sculpture made in collaboration with skilled stone carvers in Pietrasanta, Italy and a range of self contained innovative work created within the limitations of lockdown. Using materials such as steel, bronze, stone and new bio resins, O’Connell explores different material properties to make hybrid organic geometric forms that she carves or constructs by hand. 

    Eilis O’Connell – Double Void, Carrara marble, edition of 3

    SPRING GROUP SHOW ONLINE AT SOLOMON GALLERY DUBLIN

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021
    EILIS O’CONNELL – CURVE TO EDGE Courtesy of Solomon Fine Art Copyright The Artist

    Curve to Edge is the title of this bronze edition 1/3 by Eilis O’Connell RHA at the online Spring Group Show at Solomon Gallery in Dublin which opens today. It is priced at €55,000. The gallery remains temporarily closed to the public due to lockdown so the show, which runs to March 5, is mounted online. It features paintings, prints and sculpture by gallery and invited artists. The 2021 schedule at Solomon includes upcoming solo shows by Eilis O’Connell RHA, James Hanley RHA, Bridget Flinn and Margo Banks.

    AN EXHIBITION ABOUT SHELTER AND REFUGE

    Friday, July 14th, 2017

    Eilis O’Connell – Capsule for Destinies Unknown

    Capsule for Destinies Unknown, a 14 metre long sculpture by Eilis O’Connell, features at ARK at Chester Cathedral until October 15. ARK is a group exhibition  based on the idea of shelter and refuge.  More than 90 works by  renowned artists like Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink, Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Damien Hirst, David Mach and Sarah Lucas are in the show curated by Gallery Pangolin.

    O’Connell says she is haunted by stories of the desperate situation refugees find themselves in and a feeling of being unable to help.  “Often I make inviting hollowed out spaces as part of a sculpture, but this one is very different, it’s not that inviting being made of corrugated galvanised steel and polycarbonate sheeting.  These are humble, everyday materials, often used to make temporary living spaces”.  The exhibition at Chester runs until October 15.