Barbara Jennings is talking to MICK O’DEA artist and President of RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy) about his new exhibition ‘The Foggy Dew’, commemorating the events of the Easter Rising 1916 featuring a number of large monumental canvases alongside cardboard sculptures
Mick O’Dea has decided to embrace the events of that Easter weekend in four monumental canvases sited in the vicinity of central Dublin – the GPO, Upper O’Connell Street, the RHA on Middle Abbey Street and College Green. His large writ images offer both details and approximations, accuracy and ambiguity. O’Dea, who also trained as a sculptor, for the first time in twenty years adds three dimensional elements to his exhibition. Funky and figurative, these objects have a potency that rises above the abject materials of their making and comments on matters of monumentality, history and humanity.
|Duration: 11'29''||DATE: January 20, 2016|
|Interviewer:John Healy, Barbara Jennings|
|Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture|
|Keywords:The Foggy Dew, Easter Rising 1916, cardboard sculptures, history of Ireland|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|
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