28 September 2018
Sara Flynn – 3rd – 25th October 2018
Sara Flynn’s fourth solo exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe will open in October, and will present over 30 new works in porcelain and bronze.
An Irish-born sculptor and ceramicist, Flynn attended the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, where she trained in ceramic design. In her final year of study, she began experimenting with porcelain, which she had worked with exclusively since having established her own studio in Kinsale in 2000, and then in Leap, West Cork in 2006. She now lives in Belfast and has expanded her focus on decorative vessels in porcelain to also include abstract forms in bronze.
Flynn’s career began by producing small, functional pots, and her work has developed entirely into one-off forms which are purely sculptural in their intent. It is distinguished by tactile surfaces and a rich spectrum of colours ranging from cool and subtle whites and celadons to rich and complex greys and blacks and which, more recently, has grown to include yellows, oranges, pinks and greens.
Since Erskine, Hall & Coe began exhibiting Flynn’s work, Chatsworth House have acquired five works from her exhibition at the gallery in 2016 along with several of her earlier works. The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (thanks to the generosity of the Sir Nicholas and Lady Judith Goodison gift) and The Art Institute of Chicago (gift of Michael and Tamara Root) acquired works by Flynn from the gallery in 2015 and 2011, respectively. Additionally, two of her works which were purchased from our gallery were recently donated to the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Canada.
Her work is featured in many international public and private collections, including the Irish Embassy collections in Australia, Spain, The Netherlands and China, the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin and the art collection of Columbus State University in Georgia, USA. She was shortlisted for the inaugural Loewe Craft Prize in 2017, and was a member of the Experts Panel for the prize this year and will be again in 2019.
The exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe will unveil Flynn’s most recent work in new forms and colours. A catalogue accompanying the exhibition will include an essay by The Duke of Devonshire.
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