• David Godbold – The end of the beginning of the beginning of the end

    Exhibition 8 August to 4 October, 2009

    David Godbold

    David Godbold: Every evening I plan to enjoy the sunrise, and each morning I fail to get up, 2009. Acrylic on canvas. 175 x 250cm. Courtesy the artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

    The Butler Gallery was pleased to present The end of the beginning of the beginning of the end, an exhibition curated for the Kilkenny Arts Festival featuring one hundred and twenty works from 1999 to the present, by internationally acclaimed artist, David Godbold.

    Godbold is an artist of great accomplishment – skilful in both drawing and painting with a keen intelligence; he makes work that is irreverent and thought provoking yet ultimately beautiful. Using found drawings and texts of unknown authorship, Godbold’s layered drawings employ appropriated images with ease and flair as an underlying foundation on which to add his own renderings and texts. This graphic matchmaking produces some unforgettable results, all of which form bold and iconoclastic commentaries on the philosophical struggle with daily life.

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