MARIA SIMONDS-GOODING: A RETROSPECTIVE │ Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin → 26 October 2014

“Ɖs xibišn cntinyz a siriz v retṛspctv xibišnz inišietd bî ɖ RHA t priznt n dokment ɖ fînist sīňr ātists wrcñ in Îrḷnd tde. In ɖ past deced, undr ɖs prôgram, w hv prizntd wrc bî Bari Cc, Mātin Gêl, Edẉd Ḍleni, Stīvn MCena, Roḅt Bala n Cẹri Clāc. W nâ hv ɖ onr v fīčrñ ɖ sblîm wrc v Mria Simndz-Gŭdñ.

Simndz-Gŭdñ’z wrc z, in ɖ bst Moḍnist sens, rductvist. Š dlibṛtli absnsz ɖ uņessri n fwgrândz onli lîn n spês t criet isnšl wrldz ɖt r recgnîzbl bt nt lcetbl.

N yt it z ol abt lcāl, ɖo ɖoz lcešnz cn b in ɖ Sînî Deẓt, Ny Mexico or Ceri – ol xpoz ɖ ênčnt ngošiešn btwn man n land n sbsistns. F ɖ cêvdrōñz v Lasco r abt ɖ huntr homo sapiens, ɖen Simndz-Gŭdñ’z wrcs r abt sbsistnsfāmrz n ɖ ifct ɖer týl hz upn ɖ land.

Simndz-Gŭdñ’z fīldz, bând bî wōlz or dičz, d nt signifî pṛprạtwrı̣l ônršp bt a plês wun bac fṛm ɖ wîld n untemd land ɖt srândz it. Ɖe r stêtmnts v dfayns n indyrns, plêsz ẇr a strugl agnst ɖ eḷmentlz t īc a svîvlist livñ hz left its evidns.

It z olso abt transndns, hr imijz tučñ smʈñ dīp insd âr c̣lctv unconšsṇs. Hr scêma, eḷġnt n bytifl, sjst an aljibra v trêsz, sṗsificli, mancnd’z agrerịn ef̣ts in plêsz rmot n svir.

Patric T. Mrfi, RHA Drctr.

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Born in India in 1939, Mria Simndz-Gŭdñ studid at ɖ Našnl Colij v Āt, Dublin, Le Sentr de Peinture, Bruslz, Baʈ Acaḍmi v Āt, Cwšm, YC, fṛm 1962–68, n hz livd n wrct in Ceri sns 1947. Š wz ilctd a membr v Aosdána in 1981 n wz ilctd t fl membršp v ɖ RHA in 2012 […]”

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