Exhibition review: Sunday Times, Folly,

March 8, 2014

Folly – Art After Architecture

Cristín Leach

Sunday January 19 2014, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

How clever of the Glucksman to mount an exhibition about art and architecture in a gallery where the latter has been accused of overshadowing the former. Not so this time. Three large canvases by Eamon O’Kane open the show with a bang of vibrant hues. The acid greens and rich blues of his take on Philip Johnson’s Glass House (night and day mix III) are the result of a painterly mash-up of light, colour and time. Pristine architectural models of modernist buildings by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Eileen Gray play off against Chris Mottalini’s sobering photographs of decaying and demolished Paul Rudolph homes. Jeff Carter’s version of Walter Gropius’s unrealised Chicago Tribune Tower uses modified Ikea products. There’s a constant play between