Bravura: A musical passage requiring exceptional agility and technical skill
A show of daring or brilliance
Bold and brave
BRAVURA happens each year at the Blue Egg Gallery Wexford to coincide with the Wexford Opera Festival. BRAVURA 2017 celebrates the work of makers from Ireland, the UK, Germany and the USA, curated by Mary Gallagher. The exhibition opens officially at noon on Saturday 21st October The guest speaker will be Eithne Scallon, local historian and writer.
BRAVURA 2017 features work by some artists who are exhibiting in the gallery for the first time including Alan Meredith whose fumed oak vessels capture beautifully the organic properties of the material married with the precise geometry of the lathe. Shown here for the first time also will be the beautifully patterned bowls in Parian porcelain by Anne Butler and the striking ceramic bowls, bottles and wall pieces by Sarah Jenkins inspired by her love of landscape. The exhibition will also feature some wonderful vessels by Mike Byrne along with a small series of his prints. You will also enjoy the beautiful vessels by Christiane Wilhelm whose work featured in the very first exhibition in the gallery.
Earlier this year, I showed some work by the American artist Stephen Yusko. For those of you who missed that show here is a chance to see his stunning forged metal and glass houses.
For the past two years jewellery by Inga Reed, the Kilkenny based jeweller, has been part of the BRAVURA exhibition. For this year’s exhibition Inga has created a small series of necklaces in semi-precious stones.
The exhibition will run from Friday 20th October until Sunday 5th November. It will be open every day, including Sundays, from 11.00am to 5.30pm.
Blue Egg Gallery, 22A John’s Gate Street, Wexford
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