Christmas Exhibition

5 - 24 Dec 2007

The Peppercanister Gallery presents its annual Christmas Exhibition featuring an attractive selection of modern Irish paintings, drawings, sculpture, original prints and jewellery by Irish artists of distinction and achievement. This year’s exhibition will feature major works by gallery artists Liam Belton RHA, Breon O’Casey and Neil Shawcross RUA, RHA. Highlights of the show include the poignant Old Clown by George Campbell RHA and the masterful Venus and Adonis by acclaimed English artist Frederick Gore RA.

Collectors will have an opportunity to acquire works by masters of Irish modernism such as Mary Swanzy HRHA, Evie Hone HRHA and Tony O’Malley HRHA who no longer live but have left a fine heritage.

The show will also contain recent paintings by the esteemed Russian artist Alexey Krasnovsky, including a New York streetscape and a still life with fruits. Also included in this show is a vibrant new work by Francis Tansey, alongside works of exceptional quality by Robert Janz, Anne Donnelly, Ann Griffin-Bernstorff and Peter Collis RHA. The show will also include two exquisite still lifes by the highly-regarded Northern artist Brian Ballard, who held his first solo exhibition at the Peppercanister in April 2007.

There will be a fine selection of limited edition prints available for purchase from Breon O’Casey, Albert Irvin RA and Marie-Louise Martin.

There will also be a selection of high quality recent works by younger gallery artists such as Mark de Freyne, Makiko Nakamura, Graham Gingles RUA, Ruth McHugh and Sarah Longley who opened the Gallery programme for 2007 with a solo exhibition of intimate domestic interiors and a series of nudes and portraits. The show will also include a series of delicate, abstract gouaches by Irish-born, New York based artist Liam Roberts.

The Christmas Show also features marble sculptures by Maureen Bushe, bronzes by Breon O’Casey and fragile, mixed-media sculptures by Robert Janz, as visitors to his recent solo show in August of this year will be familiar with.

As on previous occasions, the exhibition will feature exquisite jewellery creations by Duibhne Gough, daughter of Breon O’Casey, and Sonja Landweer.

The Private View will take place on Wednesday 28th November between 5.30 and 7.30pm. The exhibition will open for public viewing from Thursday 29th November to Friday 22nd December 2006. The Gallery will re-open in the New Year on Monday 7th January 2008. All works are available for purchase prior to the opening of the exhibition.