Clay Street Press Gallery
1312 Clay Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; 513-3232
Through November 12, 2011
The Clay Street Press Gallery in the Over the Rhine district of Cincinnati presents sculpture and prints by Carmel Buckley. The series of six prints, created in summer 2011, are the artist's response to the illustrated work of J.J. Granville, from Les Fleurs Animées. Buckley used detailed line and pattern to invent a contemporary drawing vocabuary in reference to the intensely rendered imagery of the originals.
"Referencing these earlier drawings allows me to explore aspects of perception and legibility, the physical qualities of drawn marks, repetition, and the materiality of images on paper," Buckley says.
In previous series of drawings, Buckley looked at the work of Harry Clarke and Kay Nielson.
Carmel Buckley received a BA in sculpture from Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic in 1978. She continued her studies in sculpture at the Escuela de Bellas Artes of Madrid University (1978-80) and the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City (1983-84); she also studied Spanish at the Polytechnic of Central London's Institute of Linguists (1981). Buckley attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, as a Fulbright Fellow, receiving her MFA in sculpture in 1988. She has exhibited in various galleries in Britain and the United States, showing her work at Penine Hart Gallery in Manhattan and TennisportArts in Long Island City in 1996, and recently at the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati. Currently an associate professor of Art at The Ohio State University, Buckey taught in the same department as a visiting artist in 1990 and 1992. She has also taught in the Guggenheim Museum's Learning through Art program and at Holloway and Pentonville Prisons and Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic. She received a visual arts fellowship in sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1989.