School Days: The Look of Learning: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland

The exhibition culminates in an exploration of architectural forms, both invented and actual.

Eamon O'Kane's Froebel Studio, 2010, is an 'interactive playspace' bounded by geometric screens intended to reference the work of Mondrian, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Charles and Ray Eames (all influenced by Froebel's ideas).

Maeve Connolly
Review published in Art Monthly 343,  February 2011

Within the context of Lewis Glucksman Gallery, a university-affiliated space, attention to the sites of learning is openly self-reflective. Eamon O’Kane’s Froebel’s Studio (2010) is a functioning play space with freestanding partition screens, colourful stools and a table, on which sit several early learning games summoning the spirit of both the 19th-century educational theorist to whom the title refers and the pedagogical toys which preoccupied him. 

FRIEZE Art magazine review by Isobel Harbison  01 MAR 2011