Geraldine O'Riordan

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Interior Views (2016)

Exhibition at the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society, Dublin, March 3rd through April 2nd, 2016

The paintings in this exhibition are from interiors that I visited over the past few years.

Rockrohan House, is the private home of Richard Wood. Its impeccable arrangement of important paintings, furniture and sculpture, provided readymade compositions.

During my residency at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, at Annaghmakerrig House, in 2013, I was allocated the 'Hubert Butler Room' (Hubert and Peggy's apartment when they stayed at the house in the 1940s). This space provided an opportunity to live among the objects, perspectives and architecture that inform so much of my work.

"The isolation and unspoiled landscape of Annaghmakerrig make it a place where one's humanity is inseparable from the mysteries of nature, where instinct and intuition come to the surface with an unquestioned validity. Through the white gates one takes that liminal step into a world with its own rhythms and exigencies, where some certainties and securities allow for the most daring and exploratory of work".

        - Sheila Pratschke

Across the Victorian Hall
2015
60x50 cm
Acrylic on Canvas