Locks Gallery Jane Irish Resistance Ceiling, Violet

Resistance Ceiling, Violet, 2016

ink on paper

41 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches

Locks Gallery Jan Irish Resistance Ceiling, Sepia

Resistance Ceiling, Sepia, 2016

ink on paper

41 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches

Locks Gallery Jane Irish Resistance Ceiling Indigo

Resistance Ceiling, Indigo, 2016

ink on paper

41 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches 

Resistance Ceiling Sepia and Violet, 2015

ink on paper

30 x 22 inches 

Resistance Ceiling Gold and Indigo, 2015

ink on paper

30 x 22 inches

Resistance Ceiling Red and Blue, 2015

ink on paper

30 x 22 inches 

Resistance Ceiling Alizarin and Green, 2015

ink on paper

30 x 22 inches 

Artist Bio

Jane Irish's art invites confrontations between realms that rarely collide. Painting in egg tempera on large-scale canvas, paper, and Tyvek, she infuses sumptuous interiors with memories of colonialism and orientalism. Irish incorporates imagery from her own travels through France and Vietnam, manipulating depth and angle to blur distinctions between inside and outside, landscape and décor. She further interweaves these labyrinthine interiors with the motifs and poetry of Vietnam War veterans, an impulse that began in 2005, when she organized the exhibition Operation Rapid American Withdrawal in response to the invasion of Iraq. Alongside her elusive and yet alluring painting output, Irish creates ceramic vases that address these questions of beauty and meaning through decorative and cultural patterns.

Jane Irish received her MFA in 1980 from Queens College, CUNY, and has exhibited at venues including Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Art, PA; the Walker Art Center, MN; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Irish has been the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, a Painting Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, and a Painting Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is held in public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Irish lives and works in Philadelphia.

Jane Irish
First Floor Gallery
Jane Irish
Architectures of Resistance April 6 – May 25, 2018
Jane Irish
Second Floor Gallery
Jane Irish
A Rapid Whirling on the Heel April 21 – May 31, 2016
Jane Irish
First Floor Gallery
Jane Irish
Faience & Firenze March 6 – April 11, 2015
Jane Irish
Second Floor Gallery
Jane Irish
Sông Hương: Withdrawing Room April 5 – May 10, 2013
Jane Irish
Second Floor Gallery
Jane Irish
The Home Front: Jane Irish's Art of War February 4 – March 12, 2011
Jane Irish
Second Floor Gallery
Jane Irish
Cochin Chinoiserie January 9 – February 21, 2009
Jane Irish
Second Floor Gallery
Jane Irish
Paintings for Winning Hearts and Minds December 7, 2007 – January 12, 2008
Jane Irish: Antipodes
Installation
Jane Irish: Antipodes
Philadelphia Contemporary April 13 - June 3, 2018
Jane Irish
Exhibition
Jane Irish
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Apr 1, 2013
Jane Irish
Exhibition
Jane Irish
Jane Irish at La Salle University Art Museum Jan 17, 2012 - Mar 29, 2012
Jane Irish
Exhibition
Jane Irish
Love 'Em or Hate 'Em: Grappling with Late Renoir Jul 16, 2010
Jane Irish
by Cypress Marrs
Jane Irish
Art in America May 22, 2018
Jane Irish
by Thomas Hine
Jane Irish
Philadelphia Inquirer April 25, 2018
Jane Irish
Writing
Jane Irish
WHYY April 13, 2018

by Peter Crimmins

Jane Irish
Writing
Jane Irish
Philadelphia Inquirer April 13, 2018

by Stephan Salisbury

Jane Irish: Artforum
Writing
Jane Irish: Artforum
By Becky Heff Hunter September 2016
Jane Irish: Hyperallergic
Writing
Jane Irish: Hyperallergic
By Stan Mir May 2016
Jane Irish: Modern Painters
Writing
Jane Irish: Modern Painters
July/August 2015

"Review: Jane Irish at Locks Gallery" by Paul Laster

Jane Irish: Star Tribune
Writing
Jane Irish: Star Tribune
May 22, 2014

"Porcelain that's less than precious at Northern Clay Center" by Marry Abbe

Jane Irish: Huffington Post
Writing
Jane Irish: Huffington Post
April 30, 2013

"Jane Irish: Sông Hu’o’ng: Withdrawing Room" by Gabriele Vainsencher 

Jane Irish: artcritical.com
Writing
Jane Irish: artcritical.com
May 11, 2012

"Meth Lab of the Modern Psyche: Dr. Freud’s Consulting Room" by David Brody

Ann Agee and Jane Irish: New York Times
Writing
Ann Agee and Jane Irish: New York Times
March 20, 2009

"Crucible of Creativity, Stoking Earth Into Art" by Roberta Smith

Jane Irish
Interiors of Power, Architectures of Resistance
Jane Irish
Interview with Nato Thompson, Essay by Glenn Adamson 2018
Jane Irish
Publication
Jane Irish
2013
The Home Front: Jane Irish's Art of War
Publication
The Home Front: Jane Irish's Art of War
Text by Glenn Adamson 2011
Jane Irish: Paintings for Winning Hearts and Minds
Publication
Jane Irish: Paintings for Winning Hearts and Minds
Text by Carter Ratcliff 2007