NEW YORK, NY.- '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.
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.
Joseph Walsh'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.