Sean Lynch in conversation with Michael Asbury

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Dr Michael Asbury, CCW Reader and TrAIN Research Centre Deputy Director, recorded his recent conversation with artist Sean Lynch, recipient of the TrAIN/Gasworks residency during the summer of 2012. Each year, TrAIN collaborates with Gasworks International Residency Programme to offer a fully funded three month practice-based research fellowship for an artist who is not based in the UK. The residency offers an opportunity for the artist to join the studio environment offered by Gasworks, while also participating in research seminars and discussions at the TrAIN Research Centre. Following his residency Sean held a solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford and is currently living in London whilst preparing for his exhibition at the Venice Biennale, where he will represent Ireland in 2015.

Read the full transcript here

Vanesse Donoso Lopez at RAC

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Roscommon Arts Centre Offsite is pleased to present an installation by Spanish artist Vanessa Donoso López titled Painful Excess of Pleasure as their inaugural Offsite Exhibition in the Long Gallery of King House, Boyle.

Vanessa’s intricately executed installation will transform the Long Gallery space using curios type objects and organic forms created from paper. The immense architecture of the Long Gallery will lend itself to containing and protecting these delicate objects.
The gallery will host a large greenhouse structure, which like so many of Donoso López pieces, acts as a container and a laboratory in which plants can alter and grow. This space invites the audience to walk in and around the objects within, traversing elements of the artist’s “inner psychic reality” and “external reality” and her past and present. The provisionality of the structure and the imperfect domestic objects talk of the balance between being settled and being uprooted. Vanessa Donoso López ‘s work is committed to exploring concepts of transitional phenomena allied to contemporary life, with its cross-cultural identity and narratives, its mutability and intricacy, and its potential for the loss of identity, language, and compatibility with original cultures.

 

 

Elaine Byrne in NYC

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There is a preview of Elaine Byrne’s  newest sculpture “Endless Resistance -a work in progress-” before it is shipped to Ireland on Friday. The large sculpture is influenced by the “Endless House” designs of Federick Kiesler which he made from 1948-1965. It will be finished on site  for a solo exhibition in Limerick City Gallery (September- November 2014 ). Project is funded with the help of the Arts Council of Ireland. 
Thursday 24th, between 6 and 8 pm at 348 Morgan (@ Metropolitian) 
“I would be delighted if you could join me to see it off (so to speak) I won’t be quite cracking a champagne on it to launch it but there will be beer.”
-Elaine Byrne
Elaine will also give a talk at Station Indepenand Projects on 31st July 6:30pm. More information here

Boyle Arts Festival

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Boyle Arts Festival officially opens on Thursday, 24th July at 8.30pm in King House. A number of gallery artists have work in the main exhibition; Paul McKinley, Dermot Seymour, Mick O’Dea, Robert Armstrong, Oliver Commerford, Sonia Shiel, Nevan LaHart, Mark Swords, Stephen Loughman, Margaret Corcoran, Geraldine O’Neil, Paul Nugent, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh and Diana Copperwhite. More info on the BAF can be found here

Sonia Shiel at Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art

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1 August – 2 November 2014
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
University College Cork

Artists: Adam Chodzko, Petra Feriancova, Petrit Halilaj, Ho Rui An, Jochen Lempert, Flo Maak,
Chris Marker, Wesley Meuris, Ciarán Murphy, Vanessa Safavi, Julia Schmid, Sonia Shiel, and
Ruth van Beek

Curated by Chris Clarke, in partnership with BEES (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences),
University College Cork

Fieldworks is an exhibition of Irish and international contemporary artists whose work explores the
environments inhabited by different species of animals. From remote woodlands to urban locales to
artificial or scientific displays, the study and observation of animals often requires us to experience these
creatures in the wild or through a careful re-creation of their natural dwellings. This exhibition takes a
closer look at such places, offering insight into how animals forage, nest and play and how their
habitats are represented in contemporary art.

Fieldworks Press Release