Irish-based studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio announces its upcoming REVEAL exhibition, a unique opportunity to view important unseen works and private commissions, as well as some of the Studio’s past work, typically destined for collectors’ private residences. The exhibition will be held at American Irish Historical Society (AIHS), located on Manhattan’s Museum Mile.
The exhibit will include a selection of free form chairs, part of a collection of 24 individual and unique chairs developed for Chatsworth House’s private dining room (Enignum Chairs). In addition, a bespoke watch cabinet and seat created for the private collection of a father and his son, as well as a series of scale models and sketches of Walsh’s recent commission for the National Gallery of Ireland, a 7-meter high public sculpture commissioned by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on behalf of the National Gallery of Ireland under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Joseph Walsh established his Studio in 1999 on his family’s farm, which still hosts the original 18th century Walsh Farmhouse. Largely inspired by and appreciative of nature, his work is characterised by an ongoing curiosity about the dialogic possibilities of different materials and a unison of form and functionality to create sculptural, one-of-a-kind pieces. The creative process behind these pieces is constantly fuelled by the Studio’s cooperation with teams of master craftsmen, as well as apprentices and interns, coming from all over the world to realise Walsh’s design vision.
The REVEAL exhibition at AIHS captures the very essence of Walsh’s design vision and inspiration, taking the viewer through a journey of some of his most unique creations.
“The REVEAL exhibition provides us with an opportunity to share the results of some of the special commissions that we have undertaken over the years, that reflect a direct dialogue and close relationship with our commissioning clients who have a particular appreciation of our work. The level of trust that was built over the years between our great patrons and us allowed us to delve into the unknown to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. To be presented at the beautiful AIHS venue, which in 2008 was the venue of ‘Realisations’ my first ever solo exhibition, REVEAL will enable us to showcase the diversity of our commissioned projects and the process behind our work, whilst unveiling the overall essence and philosophy of our studio.” Joseph Walsh, Founder of Joseph Walsh Studio
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