When Walking is the latest exhibition in Kilkenny’s Butler Gallery and features the work of Irish artist Eithne Jordan RHA. Jordan is currently undertaking a year long residency in Kilkenny’s Tony O’Malley Studio – established by the RHA in 2010, the studio is in the former home of influential local painter. When Walking continues Jordan’s exploration of local architecture, incorporating scenes and building styles not usually eulogised in artworks, and incorporating a gaucho technique for some pieces. Though a common vernacular exists within the local landscape, idiosyncratic features have evolved over time with each owner stamping their individuality on each building. Jordan presents these structures and views, both spectacular and unremarkable, with the in the same manner neither elevating some or diminishing others.
The artist is due to give a walkthrough of the exhibition next Wednesday July 26th from 1pm to 2pm, with the show set to continue until July 30th. Details on the talk, which has limited places, is available here, with information on the exhibition itself available here.
Both Images: ©The Artist. Photography Roland Paschhoff; courtesy Butler Gallery.