Solo Exhibition of Work by Eminent Designer Joseph Walsh Opens on Fifth Avenue, New York

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'Realisations', an exhibition of work by designer maker, Joseph Walsh opened Thursday October 16th at the American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) at 991 Fifth Avenue. Showing contemporary design and furniture, this is Walsh's first major solo exhibition in New York. The show which opened with the Consule General of Ireland, Niall Burgess and director of the American Crafts council, Andrew Glasgow in attendance is open to the public until November 2nd and then by appointment until November 16, 2008. Exhibition hours are M - F. 10 am - 6 pm; weekends 11 Am - 6 Pm. For more information contact Tracy Causey-Jeffery of Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art: 718 218 8939 or Mark Bench: 212 799 6022.

'Realisations', an exhibition of work by eminent European designer maker, Joseph Walsh opened on Thursday evening (October 16th) with a private viewing at the American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) at 991 Fifth Avenue. Showing leading contemporary design and highly crafted furniture, this is Walsh's first major solo exhibition in New York and honors his achievements to date.

The show which opened with the likes of the Consule General of Ireland, Niall Burgess and the director of the American Crafts council, Andrew Glasgow in attendance will be open to the public until November 2nd and then by appointment until November 16, 2008. Hours at the AIHs for the exhibition are Monday - Friday 10 am -6 pm and weekends 11 Am - 6 Pm. For more information or to make an appointment contact Tracy Causey-Jeffery of Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art at 718 218 8939. Or Mark Bench at 212 799 6022.

Featuring work that has successfully crossed the borders between design and art, engineering and craft, 'Realisations' is a celebration of artistic communication through design, making and material.  Rich with conceptual thought, aesthetic value and structural resolve Walsh has, since he began his career, created a body of unique work.  He began making at a very young age, establishing a Studio and workshop in Ireland in the late 90's. 
 
'Realisations' features each aspect of Joseph Walsh's work.  The limited edition Selected Works on view include pieces such as 'Suaimhneas' a Rocking Chaise (which is in both the National Museum of Ireland Collection and the Collection of John H Bryan - Past Chairman and Life Trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago) and the Prism Cabinet which will be exhibited for the first time at the New York show.  Joseph's one-of-a-kind Bespoke work will be represented by two significant pieces kindly on loan from private collections.  The Design Art Installation 'In Aer' will be represented at the show by a photographic and graphic presentation.   A Lecture Series also take place in conjunction with the exhibition with presentations by Audrey Whitty, Curator with the National Museum of Ireland (October 25th at 11:00am) and Brian Kennedy, Curator with the National Craft Gallery of Ireland (November 1st at 11:00 am).
 
Joseph's work has received recognition through its inclusion in public and private collections in Europe and the US.  He has been invited to participate in a number of international exhibitions including SOFA Chicago in 2006/07 and 08 his work has been critiqued by media in Europe and the US. 
 
'Realisations' is open to the public until November 2nd and this will be followed by a private viewing period (by prior appointment) until November 16th
 
For further information contact;
Joseph Walsh Studio - Frances Mc Donald, Studio Manager;
 tel: +353 21 477 1759 or email: frances @ josephwalshstudio.com
New York Representatives - Tracy Causey-Jeffery; tel: +1 718 218 8939;
Mark Bench; tel: +1 212 799 6022

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