Audrey Hogan

Francis Upritchard – ‘Mandrake’ and Ema – Japanese Votive Plaques at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

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Mandrake, 2013, Modelling material, foil, wire, paint, cloth. Photo: Anna Arca via

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Liar, 2012, Modelling material, foil, wire, paint, cloth, hair

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Joan, 2013, Modelling material, foil, wire, paint, cloth, hair

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The above are sculptures by New Zealand artist and London resident Francis Upritchard, on show at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College. I just managed to run in for one last look the other day before they packed this show up to make way for the incoming, and interestingly titled, Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow which begins November 15th. In the adjoining rooms were some beautiful Japanese votive plaques on which Shinto worshippers inscribed their prayers or wishes. I’m not sure if it was purposeful but the correspondence between Upritchard’s witchy figures and examples of ancient spiritual traditions had something special to it.

All photo credits to Anna Arca via the gallery’s website http://www.douglashydegallery.com/

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