Landscapes

The List Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA. USA  November 2 – December 10  2017

Donald Teskey: Landscapes brings together a selection of signature paintings by one of Ireland’s most celebrated artists. This exhibition focuses on recent paintings inspired by his ongoing fascination with the the rugged coastline of County Mayo as well as inland scenes from County Cork and the Lee Valley. Paintings such as Tidal Rocks (2017) convey the vertigo one feels at the edge of a cliff, buffeted by wind, trying to behold the scene below. Such images not only dramatize elemental change; they celebrate the elasticity of painting. Spreading large swaths of pigment across the canvas with trowels and palette knives, Teskey synthesizes drawing and painting, representation and abstraction. As he tacks back and forth between evoking specific sites and responding to the unexpected effects of painting, he conveys protean qualities that are beyond time or place.

Tidal Rocks 2017
oil on canvas, 
39 1/4” x 59 inches
Tidal Rocks 2017
oil on canvas,
39 1/4” x 59 inches
Longshore VIII  2017
oil on canvas, 
47 x 59 inches
Longshore VIII 2017
oil on canvas,
47 x 59 inches
Cottages by the Pier
2017
oil on canvas, 
39 1/4 x 59 inches
Cottages by the Pier
2017
oil on canvas,
39 1/4 x 59 inches
Lighthouse 2017
oil on canvas, 
39 1/4” x 59 inches
Lighthouse 2017
oil on canvas,
39 1/4” x 59 inches
On Bolus Head 2013
acrylic on paper  
15 x 16 inches.
On Bolus Head 2013
acrylic on paper
15 x 16 inches.
Coastline III  2015
Oil on Canvas
23x31 ins
Coastline III 2015
Oil on Canvas
23x31 ins
Erris Head 2016
Acrylic on paper
Erris Head 2016
Acrylic on paper
Barn
Barn
Summer 2014
oil on canvas
27 x 39 ins
Summer 2014
oil on canvas
27 x 39 ins
The Lee Valley, Nature Reserve 2016 
acrylic on paper 
30 x 40 inches
The Lee Valley, Nature Reserve 2016
acrylic on paper
30 x 40 inches
The Lee Valley, Barn 2016
acrylic on paper 
30 x 40 inches
The Lee Valley, Barn 2016
acrylic on paper
30 x 40 inches
Coomerkane 2013, 
oil on canvas, 
47 x 59 inches
Coomerkane 2013,
oil on canvas,
47 x 59 inches
Farmhouse, Coomerkane Valley, 2013, 
acrylic on paper  
15 x 16 inches.
Farmhouse, Coomerkane Valley, 2013,
acrylic on paper
15 x 16 inches.
River, Coomerkane Valley 2013, 
acrylic on paper  
15 x 16 inches
River, Coomerkane Valley 2013,
acrylic on paper
15 x 16 inches
Bridge Coomerkane Valley 2013, 
acrylic on paper  
15 x 16 inches
Bridge Coomerkane Valley 2013,
acrylic on paper
15 x 16 inches
Old Forest, Coomerkane Valley 2013, 
acrylic on paper  
15 x 16 inches.
Old Forest, Coomerkane Valley 2013,
acrylic on paper
15 x 16 inches.
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Landscapes

The List Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA. USA  November 2 – December 10  2017

Donald Teskey: Landscapes brings together a selection of signature paintings by one of Ireland’s most celebrated artists. This exhibition focuses on recent paintings inspired by his ongoing fascination with the the rugged coastline of County Mayo as well as inland scenes from County Cork and the Lee Valley. Paintings such as Tidal Rocks (2017) convey the vertigo one feels at the edge of a cliff, buffeted by wind, trying to behold the scene below. Such images not only dramatize elemental change; they celebrate the elasticity of painting. Spreading large swaths of pigment across the canvas with trowels and palette knives, Teskey synthesizes drawing and painting, representation and abstraction. As he tacks back and forth between evoking specific sites and responding to the unexpected effects of painting, he conveys protean qualities that are beyond time or place.



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