John Jr. and Pony by Gypsy Ray Expand Icon

Gypsy Ray (1949-2020)

John Jr. and Pony

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Framed 55.8 x 50.8cm
Silver Gelatin Photograph (archivally printed)
Donated to the Collection in 2020

Gypsy Ray, an artist originally from the USA, lived and worked in County Kilkenny for over 20 years and was a generous and respected teacher.

From her 2015 exhibition at the Butler Gallery Gypsy Ray pulls the lens in close on a group of Kilkenny-based traveller children tenderly photographed with their cherished horses and dogs. In Brothers, 2010, Ray elegantly reveals the kinship of two boys’ on horseback cast against a big open summer sky. It is a poignant work that tells us a lot about the boys, even as their faces are turned away from the camera.

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