One River, One Creek

Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, 1st February to 15th March 2018. One River, One Creek, is an exhibition of new works by Donald Teskey.
 
In the summer of 2017 Teskey began work on a series of paintings that look at both the intimate elements of the riverbank as well as the broader view. The River Dodder runs at the back of Teskey’s studio in Dublin’s south city. The flora and fauna of this particular stretch of river have interested Teskey for many years.The local perspective (local to the perspective of the artist’s home) allows Teskey to countermand the challenge of plein air painting on the rugged coastline of Mayo and Sligo in order to decode a natural world on his doorstep. This series is reinforced by One Creek, a group of paintings that emerged during the artist’s residency at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania in the autumn of 2017. Crum Creek passes through the woodlands of Swarthmore, a slow moving waterway with its own sense of wilderness.
 Donald Teskey has spent a lifetime embedded in the environment that he depicts. Here, two semi domesticated river systems, each with its own unique micro climate fall under his gaze and reappear on canvas and on paper, perfectly measured observations of time and place. 

Riverwalk I. 2017 
oil on canvas 
100 x 120 cm
Riverwalk I. 2017
oil on canvas
100 x 120 cm
Riverbank with Buddleja I 2017
oil on canvas 
80 x 100
Riverbank with Buddleja I 2017
oil on canvas
80 x 100
 Riverwalk 2 2017
 oil on canvas 
100x120
Riverwalk 2 2017
oil on canvas
100x120
Still Water, 2017
oil on canvas 
80x100 cm
Still Water, 2017
oil on canvas
80x100 cm
Valley walk II 2017 
Acrylic on paper 
56 x 77 cm
Valley walk II 2017
Acrylic on paper
56 x 77 cm
Valley walk I 2017 
Acrylic on paper 
56 x 77 cm
Valley walk I 2017
Acrylic on paper
56 x 77 cm
Valley walk III 2017 
Acrylic on paper 
56 x 77 cm
Valley walk III 2017
Acrylic on paper
56 x 77 cm
Wister Forest 2017 
oil on canvas 
76 x 91 cm
Wister Forest 2017
oil on canvas
76 x 91 cm
Riverbank with Buddleja III 2017
 oil on canvas 
76 x 61 cm
Riverbank with Buddleja III 2017
oil on canvas
76 x 61 cm
Riverbank with Buddleja II  2017
 oil on canvas 
76 x 61 cm
Riverbank with Buddleja II 2017
oil on canvas
76 x 61 cm
Riverbank with Buddleja IV  2017
 oil on canvas 
76 x 61 cm
Riverbank with Buddleja IV 2017
oil on canvas
76 x 61 cm

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One River, One Creek

Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, 1st February to 15th March 2018. One River, One Creek, is an exhibition of new works by Donald Teskey.
 
In the summer of 2017 Teskey began work on a series of paintings that look at both the intimate elements of the riverbank as well as the broader view. The River Dodder runs at the back of Teskey’s studio in Dublin’s south city. The flora and fauna of this particular stretch of river have interested Teskey for many years.The local perspective (local to the perspective of the artist’s home) allows Teskey to countermand the challenge of plein air painting on the rugged coastline of Mayo and Sligo in order to decode a natural world on his doorstep. This series is reinforced by One Creek, a group of paintings that emerged during the artist’s residency at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania in the autumn of 2017. Crum Creek passes through the woodlands of Swarthmore, a slow moving waterway with its own sense of wilderness.
 Donald Teskey has spent a lifetime embedded in the environment that he depicts. Here, two semi domesticated river systems, each with its own unique micro climate fall under his gaze and reappear on canvas and on paper, perfectly measured observations of time and place. 



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