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Exhibit A: Nothing's too square when Eilis is around - Sophie Gorman reviews Wall & Plinth in The Irish Independent

Eilis O'Connell 'The Square Inside'

Eilis O'Connell 'The Square Inside'

Twisting and turning, light bounces off its reflective curves and it resembles a tear drop fallen out of this blue sky.

Derry artist O'Connell uses a wide range of materials in her work and the results range greatly in scale, but all share developing themes of geometry, archaeology and architecture.

And this distinctive sculpture features in a major exhibition of contemporary sculpture, 'Wall & Plinth', opening next Thursday at Dublin's Peppercanister Gallery, www.peppercanister.com.

O'Connell is just one of a number of important artists on display and her piece will be joined by works by the well-respected likes of Sonja Landweer, Carolyn Mulholland, Graham Gingles and Robert Janz, who will be exhibiting cast bronze versions of one of his delicate mixed-media figures. Work will vary from the figurative, by John Behan, Breon O'Casey and Robert Janz, to the abstract, by Michael Warren.

This show will also have the premiere outing for two major pieces by succesful Argentinean artist Adolfo Estrada.

And the gallery will be exhibiting the work of two Irish artists for the first time; established ceramicist Deirdre McLoughlin and budding sculptor Sharon Lynch.