50X70cm one-colour screen print on 460gsm Sirio Ultra Black paper. Printed by hand at Damn Fine Print, as part of “Welcome,” an exhibition at Lucky’s, July 2018. Edition of 10.
Welcome was the first solo exhibition of work by illustrator and printmaker Conor Nolan. The show is a celebration of the everyday, taking an illustrative approach to documenting some of the people and parts of Dublin that have stood out to Conor over this time.
“If I had to describe Nolan’s work to someone without any images at hand, I’d say it had the whimsy and heart of Quentin Blake, with the graphic and colour sensibilities of Saul Bass and Corita Kent, somehow managing that magic trick of being calming and vibrant at the same time. The artworks walk a tightrope between the past and the present, telling the small stories of life in Dublin through Nolan’s eyes.” Leonie Connellan, for Headstuff.