Jane Irish painting Locks Gallery

Operation Rapid Withdrawl Tableau, 2009

egg tempera on linen

60 1/2 x 96 inches

Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum

Jane Irish painting Locks Gallery

NJ/PA Resistance Pastoral/After War Landscape, 2010

egg tempera on linen

54 x 90 inches
Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jane Irish painting Locks Gallery

The Little Man/Multicolored Parlor, 2009

oil on Tyvec, with raised archival foam letters

168 x 168 inche

Jane Irish painting Locks Gallery

Room with Green Boiseries, 2010

egg tempera on canvas

32 x 48 inches

Jane Irish painting Locks Gallery

Foyer, 2009

egg tempera on canvas

24 x 38 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Oligarch Couple, 2007
egg tempera and oil on linen
16 x 24 inches

Jane Irish painting Locks Gallery

Winter Soldier in 1971, 2010

gouache on Tyvec mounted on aluminum, varnished

54 x 90 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

The Conversation, 2010
ink wash on paper
42 x 360 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Resistance Trail Vase, 2010
low fire ceramic with china paint and gold luster
14 x 14 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Vietnam Views Vase, 2008
low fire whiteware, china paint, lustre, and underglaze
11 x 8 x 8 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Niki de Saint Phalle Vase, 2010
low fire ceramic with china paint and gold luster
14 x 14 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Sample Vase, 2010
low fire ceramic, with china paint and gold luster
14 x 14 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Vet Center Vase, 2010
low fire ceramic with china paint and gold luster
14 x 14 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Winter Soldier in 1971 Vase, 2010
low fire ceramic, with china paint and gold luster
14 x 14 x 12 inches

Jane Irish Locks Gallery

Thay Pagoda/Draft Resistance Vase, 2010
low fire ceramic, with china paint and gold luster
14 x 14 x 12 inches

Press Release

Locks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and ceramics by the artist Jane Irish. The Home Front: Jane Irish's Art of War will be on view February 4 through March 12, 2011. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, February 4th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with an essay by Glenn Adamson, Head of Graduate Studies, Research Department, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
 
Irish’s work addresses the representation of the physical and emotional landscapes of Vietnam, both before and after the Vietnam War. The artist’s large scale paintings and decorative vases honor the anti-war legacy, without being consumed in bloody imagery. Irish juxtaposes the writing of a Vietnamese poet with images of American war protesters; poetry of a Vietnam War veteran with lavish rococo interiors that represent a suggested oligarchy.
 
Jane Irish received her MFA from Queens College, CUNY, and has exhibited in New York and Philadelphia since 1983. Her work has been featured recently in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE. She is a 2009 recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Grant. This will be Irish’s third exhibition at Locks Gallery.

Jane Irish
Artist
Jane Irish
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

The Home Front: Jane Irish's Art of War
Publication
The Home Front: Jane Irish's Art of War
Text by Glenn Adamson 2011