Drum roll please! Our featured Copper House Gallery artist this week is in fact a featured illustrator- Eoin Coveney take a bow!! Would you believe The Copper House Gallery are launching Attitudes the first solo exhibition by illustrator Eoin Coveney, 6-8pm Thursday 13th June 2013, just so as you know. Artist and activist Will St Leger will open the exhibition.
Eoin Coveney's work has been informed by a passion for comics, horror films and science fiction. His distinctive storytelling ability and bold figurative work are underscored by an elegiac, cerebral and neo-noir beauty. Oh so David Lynch meets Judge Dredd with a hint of Aubrey Beardsley.
Attitudes, an exhibition of illustrations by Eoin Coveney, runs at The Copper House Gallery from 13th June 2013 until the 29th June 2013. We are delighted to promote Attitudes, an exhibition of illustrations by Eoin Coveney, in association with The 2013 Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Thrilled we are to see that one of our 2011 Illustration at Fire Award finalists Mr. Derry Dillon will be exhibiting his delightfully idiosyncratic work as part of this years Carlow Arts Festival Éigse!! Carlow Arts Festival Éigse is an annual multi-disciplinary festival in the south east of Ireland showcasing a diverse range of arts and cultural events over 10 days each June.
Produced here at Fire, Derry's exhibition entitled [uhn-der-bel-ee] or Underbelly is a collection of illustrations, prints and sculptures that cast a somewhat skewered eye on the local landscape and runs at Lennons@VISUAL from 7th June to 7th July 2013.
Underbelly lifts the mossy rock on the county’s rich history and peers at the oddities residing beneath. Unveiling a cluster of quirky characters captured in a series of bizarre scenarios, the collection presents dubious historical facts which Dillon uses to describe the residents of Carlow—from gregarious pistol-happy Lords standing astride the River Barrow to B-movie monsters residing on Mount Leinster.
Well done Derry!
Our featured Copper House Gallery artist this week is Mario Sughi, aka nerosunero, an Italian artist illustrator living and working in Dublin.
Mario has received countless awards and his work has been included in the Annuals of Italian Illustrators (2010, 201, 2012), American Illustrators (2010), 3x3 Illustration (2010), and Aesthetica Magazine (2010). Selected he was in 2011 by the Venice Biennale for the Italian Pavilion in the World.
Mario will be exhibiting at Yvonne Arte Contemporanea in Vicenza, Italy, we'll have you know! Pictured up yonder there is Mark Paisley and Sarah Eva Manson busy as elves on the production of Mario's sublime work for the show entitled I colori del tempo (or The colors of time) that will be launched 9th May 2013 at Yvonne Arte Contemporanea. Bravissimo!
Image © Mario Sughi. He takes a good photo so he does!
Wow! Environmental design at it's best by the super team at Fire! We were happy as frogs to work on the design and installation of the stunning new Dublin Visitor Centre there at 17 Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, didn't you know.
Our skilled technicians Jacek and Daniel are pictured above fitting the truly sublime map, a collaboration with Fire and the Big Lebowski of illustration, Peter Donnelly. Stay tuned in folks as we will be posting more glorious detail on the Dublin Visitor Centre project on our Fire website, hot projects section!
Our thanks to photographer Adam Carroll for the great snap!
A hive of industry we have been here at Fire, framing and printing for the most amazing project Pictiúr led by the Laureate na nÓg project. Pictiúr, an exciting new exhibition of the work of Ireland’s leading children’s book illustrators, is curated by the fabulous Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey and will visit four venues in Europe during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU, before returning to Ireland to tour.
Featured image above, the distinctive vintage signature of the very talented Mr. Steven Simpson. The exhibition will comprise 42 art pieces and will include illustrations from books written in English and Irish.
For more information, do visit http://childrenslaureate.ie/
We love Illustrators Ireland. Indeed we do. They make the world a floatier, shinier, happier place. As it so happens, they are exhibiting at the magnificent United Arts Club, launch at 8pm Thursday 31st January 2013.
This showcase of contemporary illustration includes brilliant work by Martin Beckett , Eva Byrne, Jesse Campbell Brown, Nicola Colton, Aidan Cooney, Eoin Coveney, Cathy Dineen, Jennifer Farley , Brian Fitzgerald, Brian Gallagher, Adrienne Geoghegan, Una Gildea, Chris Judge, Joven Kerekes, PJ Lynch. Niall Mc Cormack, Kevin Mc Sherry, Padhraig Nolan, Steve Simpson, Margaret Anne Suggs and Mario Sughi.
To be opened by Bren Byrne of OFFSET, the exhibition runs from 31st Jan until Feb 18th 2013, viewing Monday to Friday 11am to 11pm.
This happening happening celebrates creativity by bringing together the best in International and Irish creative talent in graphic design, illustration, street and fine art, film, photography and moving image.
And that's the truth, Ruth.
We are beside our selves with joy, we are, on the eve of the Christmas Print Exhibition here at The Copper House Gallery. Showcasing the best in contemporary fine art, photography and illustration, we will be exhibiting a wide selection of work from our gallery artists including – deep intake of breath:
Andrew Folan, Anthony Haughey, Conor Horgan, Barry Finnegan, Barry McCall, Brian Maguire, Carol Cronin, Catherine Ryan, Ciúin Tracey, Darek Fortas, Darragh Muldowney, Dave Walsh, David Flood, David Thomas Smith, Dominique Beyens, Dorje de Burgh, Ellen McDermott, Enda Cavanagh, Eoin Coveney, Eugene Langan, Iain McEllin, Jamie Murphy, Jennifer Farley, Jesse Campbell-Brown, Jimmy Murakami, Karol Liver, Kate Nolan, Kevin McSherry, Mags Harnett, Margaret Anne Suggs, Mario Sughi, Niamh Sharkey, Orla Roche, Peter Donnelly, Phil McDarby, Reynald Masson, Rohan Reilly, Ruth Kearney Wolnik, Sarah Eva Manson, Brian McIlvenny, Brian Gallagher, Seán Hillen,
Wow, the greatest hits!! Featured image Rusty Contours by Darragh Muldowney. Even if the weather outside is frightful, do drop in for the launch 6-8pm Thursday 29th November 2012. Christmas Print Exhibition runs at The Copper House Gallery from the 29th November 2012 to 8th January 2013.
Art, it's not just for Christmas, it's for life.