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Helena Gorey, b.1961

Field Drawing XIII2001

Helena Gorey’s highly abstract artwork attempts to find a visual expression for the scientific laws governing such natural phenomena as the movement of the wind or changing light conditions. The whole of science is based on the notion that nature obeys rigid laws. Helena Gorey is concerned to acknowledge that cosmic order while simultaneously recording the tremendous variation that is inherent within it. Her paintings and, more recently, her video works pay homage to the wonder of the endless diversity hidden in the overall order.

MediumGouache on paper
Dimensions 12.5 x 18 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2002
Item NumberIMMA.2869
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Helena Gorey, Field Drawing XIII, 2001, Gouache on paper, 12.5 x 18 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2002

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Helena Gorey b.1961

Irish artist Helena Gorey attended the Limerick School of Art and Design and the Academia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy. Since 1989 Gorey has served as Collection Manager for the Arts Council. She has received numerous awards including First Prize at the Monaghan Open Exhibition in 1995 and a CCAT Award for touring, Wales, in 2006. Her work is held in public collections including the Office of Public Works; the Arts Council of Ireland and the National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick.

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