Sonia Shiel

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Sonia Shiel at The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

9th September – 28th October, 2017

Sonia Shiel’s exhibition Rectangle, squared. invites the viewer into a series of performative spaces, where-in the action is painted, built, written, presented, intimated or provoked in chapters titled by shape and interspersed with props, some still, some moving. The exhibition tells the story of a fictional artist’s surreal encounters with the illusory world she finds herself in, and the tremendous challenges it throws her. Shiel’s work contemplates the mundane drama of living, in a series of large scale works that appear to be peripatetic but are connected through their surreal narrative imagery. Bold, yet enigmatic, Shiel’s works conjures theatrical connotations both through their life-size scale, and in their staged scenarios which allow us to interrogate, dream and hold empathy with the characters portrayed by the artist.

More information available here.
Image: Sonia Shiel, Still Life with Bouquet, 2017

Elaine Byrne

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Elaine Byrne at The Hugh Lane Gallery
The Ocean After Nature
7th September, 2017 – 7th January, 2018

Elaine Byrne will take part in a group exhibition titled The Ocean After Nature curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). The Ocean after Nature considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalised world through the work of twenty artists and collectives. In September 2017 The Ocean After Nature continues its international tour at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. At every hosting site, a new work by a locally based artist is added to the exhibition in order to further contextualise the exhibition for diverse global audiences. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has invited artists Elaine Byrne and Philip Napier to contribute to the project, Byrne will be showing new sculpture works and a new video, commissioned by the Hugh Lane.

Elaine Byrne at Rosenbach Museum and Library 

Elaine Byrne will give a public lecture at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia (September) to discuss her work in relation to the museums purchase of work ‘Everything Edited’ (2017).

More information available here and on the ICI Website
Image: Elaine Byrne, Still from Cold Rush (2017)

Ulrich Vogl

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Villa Köppe

Knausstraße 19, 14193 Berlin, Germany

Exhibition: 08.09.-13.10.2017

Opening: 07.09.2017 | 19-22 hr

Ulrich Vogl will take part in an exhibition in Berlin-Grunewald with Yotta Kippe in the Belle Etage with works by students of the UdK Berlin.  Among other works Vogl will show new work titled Hammershoi-Studies from 2017.

Further information available here.

Alice Maher

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HYBRID

8 – 25 September 2017

Exhibition Opening Thursday 7 September 6 – 8pm

Purdy Hicks Gallery, London is pleased to present Hybrid, a group exhibition including work by Nilbar Gures, Marcia Kure, Alice Maher and Sally Smart. The works exhibited demonstrate visual explorations of hybridization, both through the subject matter and artistic medium.

Further information available here.

Mick O’Dea

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Ireland and the Sea

6th – 10th July,2017

Mick O’Dea will exhibit a series of landscape paintings at the annual Friends of Paxos exhibition titled Ireland and the Sea on the Island of Paxos, Greece.

Irish Wings is a multi-dimensional festival of Irish music, poetry, art and cooking organised on the island of Paxos. The festival explores ways in which artists go beyond disciplinary but also national Geographical constraints, presenting the dialogue of Irish culture with Greece. Irish Ambassador to Greece, Ms Orla O’Hanrahan, will be present at Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny’s bouzouki concert to be held at the Irish Art Exhibition Center, the Old School of Loggos, on Saturday, July 8th.

With thanks to the support of Culture Ireland

 

More information available here.

Robert Armstrong and Aileen Murphy

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And Creatures Dream…A New Language

A two-venue show at Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre ​3rd July – 25th August 2017

Exhibition Reception: Saturday 1st July at 1.30pm at Wexford County Council, Carricklawn

Followed by a talk at 3.15pm in Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket

Guest Speaker: Ruairí O Cuív, Public Arts Manager – Dublin City Council

Robert Armstrong and Aileen Murphy will take part in a group show alongside, Ciaran Bowen, John Busher, Eamonn Carter, Serena Caulfield, Helen Gaynor, Kate Murphy, Rosie O’Gorman, Emma Roche, Breda Stacey, George Warren and Michael Warren. ​And Creatures Dream…A New Language taken from Susan Stewart’s poem, A Language, explores the relationship of perception to conscious being, to knowing, and to human and aesthetic encounters. Much of the work hints at the instability of perception, which relies on memory – itself an unsafe faculty – and the fragility of the edifice of knowledge.

 

Diana Copperwhite

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Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York

Opens May 11th

Diana Copperwhite will take place in a group exhibition with Mary Heilmann, Jill Levine, Chris Ofili, Danny Rolf, Rebecca Smith and Elio Rodriguez.

More information available here.

 

 

Alice Maher

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Zephyr, Works on Paper

Claremorris Gallery, Mayo

1 – 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday until May 27th, and then until June 1st by appointment (087) 791 2337.

Maher’s reference points include art history, mythic narrative and, more recently, medical textbooks. Her shape shifting figures call down and mischievously intervene with the oft times problematic representation of the feminine throughout all of these fields. Zephuros was the god of the west wind in Greek mythology, and appears on many archaic world maps, blowing ships off course and keeping civilisation confined to the ‘known world’. In Maher’s watercolour, Zephyr, a giant female figure with covered eyes exhales a storm from her open mouth, like a modern dragon in her yellow swimsuit, while in her hand she holds a mysterious amoeba-like object. This mix of mythic, contemporary and scientific imagery hints at a world of continuous flux, where overlapping elements and intermediate states hold sway.

More information available here.

Mick O’Dea

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A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917)

Solstice Arts Centre, Level 3 Gallery

28th April – 16th June, 2017, Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm

Mick O’Dea will take part in a group exhibition marking the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge. The exhibition, titled A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917), will also feature work by Sven Anderson, Patricia Burns, David Farrell, Clare Langan, Niamh O’Malley and Sasha Sykes, Curated by Sabina Mac Mahon (Curator in Residence at Solstice Arts Centre).

More information available here.

Stephan Loughman

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Connolly House – Marino College of Further Education.

30th March to 6th April

Stephan Loughman is currently exhibiting a series of paintings at Connolly House, Dublin.

Further information available here.

Mark Swords

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The Living and the Dead

15 April – 17 June 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents a solo exhibition of recent works by Mark Swords. For Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Mark Swords has created theatrically staged paintings that have come into being through a series of gestures that juxtapose the idea of making and unmaking. The paintings, often overwhelming in chromatic saturation and design denote the artist’s instinctive knowledge of colour. Layers of mark-making create a screen through which the buried undertones and colours emerge. He consistently moves between abstraction and figuration looking for discoveries and accidents in his works, appropriating painting conventions to create a stylistic collage.  The hand-made is a significant element in his practice, printed fabrics are stitched to the canvas creating layers of shapes and forms, while the paint application can be both refined or crudely impasto. Within some of the paintings he has used draped curtains to create a framing device. A painted backdrop pinned to the wall becomes the larger framework for the paintings. These framing devices anchor the work in a celestial sphere creating associations between the paintings while playing with ideas of display and exhibition making, Swords creates a complex mosaic of works that can be viewed as a whole or singularly.

Artist Mark Swords will participate in a public conversation with Programme Curator Mary Cremin, on the occasion of his solo exhibition The living and the dead at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Saturday 22 April 2017 | 1pm

Free admission, booking essential. Further information available here.

Diana Copperwhite

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Virtú

Friday 7th of April – Sunday 21st of May, 2017

Diana Copperwhite will take part in a group exhibition at The Hunt Museum. Virtú is a curated exhibition that explores the ongoing relationship between The Hunt Museum and LSAD. The exhibition includes 18 contemporary artists working in various disciplines and a collection of drawings from several collections including IMMA and The Hunt Museum.

These two strands of the exhibition presented side by side provide a platform for creative dialogue and contemplation of the relevance of the Museum and its collection. These important collections of artists’ work spanning generations and cultures have had an influence on a younger generation of artists. This show aims to reveal that art among other things is a conversation.

Further information available here

Vanessa Donoso-López

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Vanessa Donoso-López, No Fixed Colour Continuum

CANDYLAND, | Gotlandsgatan 76 | 11638 Stockholm | Sweden

17.3–2.4 2017

No Fixed Colour Continuum represents this constant misconception leading to an often feeling of displacement, forcing oneself to look back at how life use to be or would be like back home.

Cross-cultural interaction begins and ends with difference; new places, new behaviour, new language. It may seem that the inherent variability of cross-cultural interaction and biculturalism prevents any patterns or generalisations from being established. What is established however, is not a universal model or fixed pattern, but a universal motion of balancing between two cultures, being near and far, being different and accepted.

The displacement of the individual to an unknown geografic space, as a deliberated act of placing oneself in an alien context, becomes a journey not only spatial but vital, it transforms the traveler in the fundamental protagonist of a challenge that often gets initiated with the acceptation of loneliness.

 

More information available here

Alice Maher

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Hybrid Histories: Alice Maher in conversation with Catherine Morris

Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00 PM7:00 PM

Mhairtin Ui Chadhain Theatre, AB 2041B, Trinity College, Dublin

Visarts will present world-renowned Irish artist Alice Maher, and author/former cultural co-ordinator of Trinity College, Catherine Morris, for a one of a kind event. ‘Hybrid Histories: Alice Maher in conversation with Catherine Morris’ will see two of Ireland’s most prominent names in Irish art and culture discuss Alice’s long and fruitful career in both Ireland and abroad, as well as her involvement with the Artist’s Campaign to Repeal the Eighth and other projects. There will be a Q&A session with the audience at the end of the talk whereby you are invited to ask questions of your own.

Admission is free, more information available here.

Aileen Murphy

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Aileen Murphy will take part in a group exhibition at Privateoffspace, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The show curated by Henning Strassburger and titled Pressing your face in wet grass will also feature work by Stephanie Koesling, Elif Saydam, Anders Dickson, Maximilian Arnold, Jan Zöller and Zoe Field.

The exhibition runs April 7th until May 14th, 2017.

More information available here.

 

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Sean Lynch

The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

February 17 – April 5
Sean Lynch will present an exhibition of new work at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Lynch’s videos and installations bring attention to overlooked, misunderstood, farcical or fabricated chronicles and narratives. The photographs are accompanied by the Tau Cross of Kilnaboy, a national monument of great cultural significance, which has been temporarily relocated to the Douglas Hyde Gallery for the duration of the show.

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Nevan Lahart & Paul McKinley

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Works by Nevan Lahart and Paul McKinley are included in this year’s Art of the State Exhibition 2016, entitled IAWATST. The exhibition opened in The Printworks, Dublin Castle in November and will travel to the The Alley Arts and Conference Centre in County Tyrone on December 13th before returning to The Lab in Dublin in February 2017.

Further information can be found here

 

Mick O’Dea

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Mick O’Dea will launch the exhibition, From Edge To Edge, in Glór, Ennis, Co.Clare on Friday December 9th at 6.30pm. The exhibition features work by Mick O’Dea, Aideen Barry, Brian Bourke, Barrie Cooke, John Gibbons, Seán Keating, Tom Molloy, Sidney Nolan, Deirdre O’Mahony, Jean Regan, Camille Souter and Samual Walsh.

More information can be found here

 

Alice Maher

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rwa_angela-carter_strange-worlds_alice-maher_cassandras-necklace_galleryWork by Alice Maher is being shown as part of Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter at the Royal West of England Academy, from December 10th 2016 – March 19th 2017.

More information can be found here.

Ulrich Vogl

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Alongside Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, Ulrich Vogl has curated the exhibition Never Shown on Purpose, opening 4th November, running until 14th January in CIRCLE1, Berlin

Diana Copperwhite

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Diana Copperwhite’s exhibition, Depend on the Morning Sun, runs from October 27th till December 17th in  Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, 532 W 25th St, New York

Mick O’Dea

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m-cullen-2Work by Mick O’Dea is on show in Real Real, as part of the Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford from 20th – 30th October. More information can be found here.

Mick O’Dea

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odea-mick-stephen-821da1Mick O’ Dea’s portrait of Stephen McKenna is featured in ”Tradition and Innovation” a selection of work from the RHA collection as part of the Clifden Arts Festival. More information can be found here.

Alice Maher

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The Glorious Maid of the Charnel House, an exhibition of new watercolour drawings by Alice Maher, is at Purdy Hicks, London, from September 21st – October 15th. More information, including the new location of Purdy Hicks, can be found here.