A Modest Proposal

25th February – 10th June 2017


The exhibition has been extended due to popular demand.

2017 marks the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth in 1667.
Cavanacor Gallery is celebrating this anniversary with a solo exhibition of maniere noir lithographs by David O'Kane.
The artwork is inspired by the seminal essay, 'A Modest Proposal' (1729) by Jonathan Swift,
which was first printed in 1729 by Sarah Harding in Copper Alley, Dublin.

The entire project was commissioned by Jamie Murphy of the Salvage Press for a special limited edition large scale book.

For the book Jessica Traynor has supplied nine new poems in response to the original text.
The design, typesetting and letterpress printing will be by Jamie Murphy. The Book is due to be published in late Spring 2017.
O'Kane's prints were produced with the expert assistance of Mick Timmons at Independent Editions in Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland.

The lithographs are also available for sale individually in limited editions of 10.

To read John O'Sullivan's review in the Sunday Times Culture magazine please select ths link