190th RHA Annual Exhibition
20th October – 13th December 2020
The List Gallery Swarthmore College
Art from the Swarthmore College Permanent Collection and Recent Exhibitors
September 20 — November 20, 2020
Donald Teskey Crum Creek 2017 acrylic on paper 42 x 38 cm
“Several works in the exhibition grew out of residencies by artists invited to Swarthmore from abroad or by Swarthmore-based artists have who engaged in extended cultural exchanges. For example, the small oil sketch, Crum Creek, was created by the noted Irish artist Donald Teskey as part of a plein air painting demonstration he gave in Swarthmore’s Crum Woods during his 2017 residency at the College. Crum Creek offers a point of continuity between the historical works in the gallery’s inner room and the recent works in the outer gallery. By exploring ephemeral qualities of light, paying close attention to his surroundings, and elaborating the plein air tradition in his own way, Teskey creates a vision of nature that resonates across cultures and eras. Spatial Recollections reflects many such collaborations between Swarthmore and artists in communities as distant as Gee’s Bend, Alabama; Haifa, Israel; County Mayo, Ireland, and Jingdezhen, China. Although the pandemic has postponed such collaborations, it offers an opportunity to distill lessons from the past and reflect on values we wish to carry forward.”
The Time Of Our Lives
The last few weeks have brought us, humankind, to a rare inflection point in our collective history. Rather like our ancestors, who tried to measure the future of their lives at the outbreak of World War, we too find ourselves speculating about a future that seems unknowable. So it is to the past that we turn, either in nostalgic recollection or for a familiarity that is simple in its certainty, to cast the anchor and keep our wits.
It’s unsurprising that more of us than ever now turn to art, music and literature to interpret our new strange daily lives. Hugo Williams, whose poem The Time of Our Lives, has given us the title of our new exhibition says that poets are different because they are inconsolable. They understand that suffering is at the core of the human condition and are compelled to find meaning in the face of this truth. Williams’ seemingly pithy poem is powered by alternating future and present tenses which is an intriguing device to talk about the past; a place where we are having the time of our lives.
We have asked our artists to provide a work of art and if they so choose, to include a few lines of commentary on the poem. We hope you remain safe and healthy during this current crisis.
Artists Katherine Boucher Beug, Sophia Campbell, Michael Canning, Barrie Cooke, Claire Curneen, Jason Ellis, Paul Gaffney, Liam Flynn,
Sarah Iremonger, Stephen Lawlor, David Eager Maher,
Ed Miliano, Nick Miller, Hughie O’Donoghue, Laurence Riddell, Jeff Schneider, Amelia Stein, Sasha Sykes, Donald Teskey, Corban Walker, Sarah Walker, Samuel Walsh, Keith Wilson.
|Showing with Dolan/Maxwell at |
Art on Paper
@ booth #C19 Pier 36
299 South Street, New York, NY 10002
Islington Design Centre, Upper Street, London N1 0QH
22-26 January 2020
Donald Teskey: Haven to Haven
Paintings and Prints
July 12 to August 4, 2019
At the O’Driscoll Building, Levis Quay, Skibbereen. Curated by Catherine Hammond.
For more than two decades, Donald Teskey has visited West Cork, drawn to its embracing, sometimes dramatic landscapes of sea edges, harbour towns, mountains, forests, farms and waterways. Haven to Haven brings together 40 of Teskey’s paintings from the Mizen to the Beara peninsulas, as well as Gougane Barra, Broadhaven in Co. Mayo and places in between. Also featured are the Fractured Shoreline suite of carborundum prints, the first time this work will be shown together.
In Living Memory | An Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life
Oliver Sears Gallery at Emo Court
In association with the Office of Public Works
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Emo Court being bequeathed to the nation, Oliver Sears Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary Still Life to mark the inaugural opening of the first floor Gallery Rooms of the house.
This newly conserved grand Georgian space will host a collection of some 60 contemporary works by, among others, Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, David Hockney, Hughie O’Donoghue, Camille Souter, Amelia Stein, Sasha Sykes and Donald Teskey.
In Living Memory brings a selection of artists and artworks, both national and international, to the midlands for visitors to engage with during the summer months.
A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
In Living Memory runs until 29 September 2019
Donald Teskey – Still Life – 2019 -oil on canvas – 60 x 76 cm
RHA 189th Annual Exhibition | at the RHA Gallery, Dublin
Monday 20th May – Saturday 10th August 2019
The 188th RHA Annual Exhibition is Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture.
May 3rd – June 29 2019