Donald Teskey, Irish, b.1956
Title: Still Water
Date: 2017
Medium: Oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
Credit Line: Purchased, 2019
Object Number: NGI.2019.42
DescriptionThis painting featured in Teskey's solo show, 'One River, One Creek', at the Oliver Sears Gallery in 2018. The exhibition comprised views of and around the River Dodder in Dublin, and paintings Teskey executed during a residency at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania in autumn 2017. The constituent works, though of medium to large size, are more intimate than the coastal subjects with which Teskey is more commonly associated. The Dodder runs at the back of Teskey's studio in south Dublin and has fascinated the artist for many years. The painting represents, collectively, therefore, a celebration of the natural world on the artist's doorstep. Their inherent stillness also contrasts with the elemental drama of Teskey's coastal subjects.
ProvenancePurchased, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, 2019
Exhibition HistoryNew Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011 - 2020, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 11 May - 2 August 2021

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