I will not serve that in which I no longer believe whether it call itself home, my fatherland or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use, silence, exile, and cunning. James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Irish artist Eithne Jordan has lived for long periods in Berlin and the South of France, but she spent most of last year painting in her native Dublin. The body of work, which she exhibited recently at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, corresponds to Joyce’s depiction of Dublin in Ulysses. No other visual artist has come close to Jordan in presenting such an intense and intimate vision of Dublin. See other works at Rubicon Gallery here and at her website here. Eithne Jordan in conversation with Daniel Pitin during Making Familiar here.
Posted by Robert Armstrong