Dubliner Emer Martin is an internationally recognized artist and writer, currently living in Redwood City. Emer’s large paintings use excerpts from text from the last pages of Finnegans Wake that address the tensions between Lucia Joyce and her father, and Lucia and her world “where the river loses itself in the sea.”
Emer’s paintings were influenced by Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake, by Carol Loeb Shloss – a ground breaking work that shows the extraordinary influence that James Joyce’s daughter Lucia exercised on her father’s emotions and work. “This is a story that was not supposed to be told”, writes Stanford scholar Shloss, who transforms Lucia from the “mad daughter”, and a footnote in her father’s life, to a creative kindred spirit.
Bridget Ryan grew up in Connemara, Ireland. She was awarded a BA in Fine Art in 2004.
Her work conveys the beauty and history of this area. She shows old, often deserted farm buildings and the surrounding landscape. The traces of her ancestors work can be seen in the surviving marks on the landscape and she finds the echoes of their voices in the old buildings.
She has exhibited throughout Ireland and her work has been acquired by collectors worldwide.
EMER MARTIN – “MEET THE ARTIST” & A PRESENTATION ON LUCIA JOYCE, Sunday, October 9th, 1.30pm-2.30pm
“First we feel. Then we fall.” ― James Joyce,Join Emer in this “meet the artist” event for her presentation on Lucia Joyce on Sunday, October 9th at 1.30pm. Emer will be joined by special guest UC Berkeley Professor and Joyce scholar, Catherine Flynn.
BRIDGET RYAN – “MEET THE ARTIST” Sunday, October 9th, 4-5pm
Bridget will be joined by a young poetry reader reading poems that inspire her.
Free event. Purchased art will be personalized by the artist.
Saturday, October 8th workshop with the artist.