Jane Irish Locks Gallery Ceramics

Antipodes Marseilles and Tasman Sea, 2017

low fire whiteware, china paint, lustre, and underglaze

17 x 17 x 12 inches

Antipodes Paris Southern Ocean I, 2017

low fire whiteware, china paint, lustre, and underglaze

17 x 17 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery Ceramics

Antipodes Paris Southern Ocean II, 2017

low fire whiteware, china paint, lustre, and underglaze

17 x 17 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery Ceramics

Antipodes Vietnam Peru 1, 2016

low fire whiteware china, paint lustre and underglaze

17 x 17 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery Ceramics

Antipodes Vietnam Peru II, 2017

low fire whiteware, china paint, lustre, and underglaze

17 x 17 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery Ceramics

Antipodes New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indian Ocean, 2017

low fire whiteware, china paint, lustre, and underglaze

17 x 17 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Faience, 2015
low fire earthenware, china paint, lustre and underglaze
8 x 20 x 20 inches

Jane Irish ceramic Locks Gallery

Upside Down Lyndon Johnson Upside Down, 2014
low fire whiteware, luster, china paint, and underglaze
8 x 20 x 20 inches

 

Jane Irish ceramic Locks Gallery

Pink Bowl, 2014
low fire whiteware, luster, china paint, and underglaze
8 x 20 x 20 inches

Jane Irish ceramic Locks Gallery

Beuys Vase 2, 2008
low fire whiteware, luster, china paint, 
11 x 8 x 8 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Ratcliff, I Am an Optimist Vase, 2008
low fire whiteware, china paint, luster, and underglaze
12 x 11 x 11 inches

Jane Irish ceramic Locks Gallery

Pink Vase, 2008
low fire whiteware, luster, china paint
11 x 8 x 8 inches

Jane Irish ceramic Locks Gallery

Ca Dao Vase, 2008
low fire whiteware, luster, china paint, and underglaze
12 x 11 x 11 inches

Jane Irish ceramic Locks Gallery

Freud Mirror Urn, 2012
low fire whiteware, luster, china paint, and underglaze
15 1/2 x 8 x 8 inches

Jane Irish ceramic Locks Gallery

Vincent Katz, Pearl Vase, 2008
low fire whiteware, luster, china paint, and underglaze
12 x 11 x 11 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.