The Night Swimmer and other monoprints
5 April - 17 May 2013
Personal liberty and transformation emerge as themes alongside other subjects that have preoccupied O’Donoghue over the last three decades. History, memory and identity are all embodied in the paintings with layers of history echoing the layers of paint, which slowly reveal their recent past and ancient secrets. “It is this layering of time and its cyclical nature that interests O’Donoghue. Whether it is the peat bogs, the volcanic ash of Vesuvius or the more metaphorical layers of history, he has found the medium of oil paint to be a perfect vehicle for this interest” writes Colin Wiggins in his catalogue introduction.
The current exhibition includes new monotype and carborundum prints made in Venice 2011 and London 2012. As a medium, carborundum is particularly suited to the realization of the painterly print and O’Donoghue’s engagement with the technique dating back twenty years continues to develop and complement his work as a painter.
Works in the exhibition are available for sale. Please click here to download a price list.
Image Night Swimmer, carborundum, 158 x 130cm © Hughie O'Donoghue
Acquired for Northumbria University Permanent Collection
Exhibition in association with Marlborough Fine Art, LondonEVENTS Saturday Art Club - 13 and 20 April from 10am-12noon
Wednesday Evening Lecture - Art of the Fresco - 17 April at 6pm Sunday Study Day - Art and Folklore - 28 April from 11am-3pm
Wednesday Evening Lecture - Fra Angelico - 8 May at 6pm
Monday – Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm