Comments on: Gibbons / Walker / Warren http://abstractcritical.com/note/gibbons-walker-warren/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: John Daly http://abstractcritical.com/note/gibbons-walker-warren/#comment-852620 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:33:31 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8457#comment-852620 Thank you Patrick Jones for your kind words about the gallery, great to have the support of The Irish Times for this exhibition too. A slight error in your piece on the current show is that it is of course Michael (not George!) Warren. Thank you Abstract Critical for this excellent platform, continued success with all.

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/gibbons-walker-warren/#comment-834991 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:18:21 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8457#comment-834991 Congratulations for the excellent review of the show in The Irish Times by Aidan Dunne .This really helped me to imagine experiencing the work in space in the gallery .There response to the question of Abstraction was very interesting.

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/gibbons-walker-warren/#comment-825584 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:14:14 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8457#comment-825584 I would love to see this show.I would love to wander in on a saturday morning and appreciate the quality of invention in John Gibbons and George Warren sculptures.These artists I have met and have very high regard for,experiencing their sculptures.I would enjoy meeting Walkers work for the first time.Not living in Ireland makes this impossible ,but realise what an important international gallery John Daly runs.Having shown there recently ,I can only describe his enthusiasm for his artists as absolutely unique,his attitude of inclusion toward his public exemplary.Go and see it if you can!

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By: John Daly http://abstractcritical.com/note/gibbons-walker-warren/#comment-790730 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:39:23 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8457#comment-790730 Refreshingly open, articulate comments from the three artists here, but of course experiencing these works (as indeed with all art) firsthand is a must. This Dublin gallery has three spaces/rooms and in each we are confronted with something very special and quite different from each other. The most easily made distinction is in the choice of materials the artists have chosen. On entering the gallery we first encounter Warren’s tall bed-like structures, which act as a sort of entrance or gateway to what follows. Ancient pitch pine, torn and distressed steel, tautness and tension inform these two works’ dramatic presence. The second space is occupied by three works in stainless steel by Gibbons. One of these pieces, House, is clearly a sort of architectural structure, with the other two more ‘abstract’; however, all three works have an anthropomorphic feel aided no doubt by their placement on the footed crates in which they were shipped to Ireland. There are three drawings in brightly coloured inks and acrylic on paper and melinex that further reflect (literally) this artist’s concerns with light and surface. The third space in the gallery is flooded with natural light from large windows on two sides; this works very well with Walker’s magnificent structures in acrylic. These sculptures though rigorous in architectural form and concept, belie in some ways such description as they are at the same time light, joyous and uplifting structures. Walker too includes a selection of works on paper in colour and metallic inks that also share similar concerns and mood.

Surprisingly given the very different ways and indeed locations (Gibbons in East London, Warren in rural southern Ireland and Walker in New York) in which these three artists work, there are a number of clear links in the sculptures both physically and conceptually that make this show flow seamlessly.

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