Stephen Loughman will be exhibiting work in VISUAL Carlow as part of an exhibition of works celebrating the life and career of Stephen McKenna. This exhibition will be a retrospective of McKenna’s career, however, the artist’s legacies will also be acknowledged through a group show of works by six artists who found influence in McKenna’s techniques, processes and friendship. Isabel Nolan, Stephen Loughman, Mairead O’hEocha, Eithne Jordan, Adam Bohanna and William McKeown (1968–2011).
Preview: 6–8pm Friday 7th December 2018
Exhibition runs: Saturday 8th December 2018 – Saturday 19th January 2019
(Closed from 23rd December – reopens 3rd January)
Gallery open: 12–6pm Thursday–Saturday
1pm, Friday 14th December 2018 at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
BASIC TALKS ~ Sue Rainsford, presented in conjunction with Periodical Review #8
Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Periodical Review #8 selected by James Merrigan, Aisling Prior, Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy, and featuring: Bassam Al-Sabah, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Basic Talks, Megan Burns, Susan Buttner, Sophie Daly, Robert Dunne, Marie Farrington, Austin Hearne, Sam Keogh, Stephen Loughman, Brian Maguire, Dennis McNulty, Celina Muldoon, Ciara O’Neill, Fiona Reilly, Sean O’Rourke, Seoidín O’Sullivan, Cliodhna Timoney, and Lee Welch.
There is a song on “repeat play” in the studio. It is late. I am wallowing in my thoughts, my focus drifting between the music and my own ideas, surrounded by paintings.
“…all alone and lost…”
I am there, very much alone and must somehow use this time, make it count.
“O the day we met I went astray …”
I should be somewhere else, helping someone else. Nothing here could be as important as that.
“…and now I’m lost, too late to pray…”
I have made five paintings. I made them with my thoughts, my obsessions and my anxieties. I let myself make this work. Lost in thoughts. What I have lost.
“Take my advice or you’ll curse the day, you started rolling down that Lost Highway.”
I tried to allow anything into the paintings – from the big questions to the incidental, the accidental. I made this work with revisions and editing, with experience and knowledge because I had to, I cannot “unlearn” who I have become. I am older now.
“Take my advice or you’ll curse the day you started rollin’ down that Lost Highway.”
I made these paintings while thinking about the future. I am a father now. I made them while thinking about my past. I am a son, still. Probably everyone is on that Highway or, at least feels it occasionally. Maybe he was lonely but he sure wasn’t alone. His was no VIP club. It is late and time to go home.
“… just another guy on the Lost Highway.”
Crawford Art Gallery Emmet Place Cork
7 September – 24 November 2018
Modern Galleries & Screening Room
Vox Materia comprises a multi-part installation of sculpture and works on paper. Stemming from Maher’s consideration of a 12th Century mermaid carving, this show meditates on voice and silence. The mermaid is a hybrid creature that transgresses boundaries between human and animal, and is often associated with traumatic loss of voice. This new work is presented alongside Cassandra’s Necklace (2012), Maher’s first live-action film, in which the mythical protagonist wanders an arid, glittering landscape in search of her voice, literally a necklace of unspeaking tongues.
Both bodies of work demonstrate Maher’s ongoing exploration of the burdens of silence and silencing in her recent practice.
Vox Materia was commissioned by The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, with support from Creative Ireland and Tipperary County Council.
More information available here.
Seoul, South Korea
2018/05/03 – 2018/10/28
Ulrich Vogl is currently showing work at D MUSEUM, Seoul, South Korea alongside Martin Parr and Yoshinori Mizutani.
The exhibition, titled ‘Weather：오늘, 당신의 날씨는 어떤가요?’ Continues until the 28th of October 2018.
More information available here.
Omega Workshop: An Experiment in Counter-Fashion
January 26 – March 10, 2018
Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts,
323 W. 39th St., 2nd Floor
Elaine Byrne will take part in a project alongside Carmen Argote, Nick Cave, Sky Cubacub, Frau Fiber, Friends of Light, Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, Ruby Hoette, Project KOVR, Fawn Krieger, Jennifer Moon, Marloes ten Bhömer, Marisa Williamson, Andrea Zittel.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26, 6 – 8 PM
Curated by: Rational Dress Society
Since the birth of fashion in the 19th century, counter-fashion—the practice of dressing to signal political solidarity—has been a site for critical intervention and utopian experimentation amongst activists, artists, and designers. Fashion is often mobilized to effect political change in moments of unrest. Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, continues this tradition, suggesting clothing for “end times.” In Omega Workshop, our clothes are reconceived as an act of resistance in dark times—a collective reimagining of our relationship to dress.
For Omega Workshop, the members of the Rational Dress Society bring together artists, designers and activists who mobilize the language of clothing to critique the existing fashion system and offer alternatives. The exhibition will function as an archive and a laboratory, intended both as a tool to spur the production of future counter-fashion, and a resource for artists and designers interested in pursuing alternative dress. The run of Omega Workshop coincides with New York Fashion Week, offering a necessary counterpoint to the consumer-driven spectacle of the fast fashion in New York’s historical (and diminishing) Garment District.
More information available here.
January 11th – February 10th, 2018
Opening reception January 11th at 6pm.
Stephanie Deady works from photographs, found images and from memory to create paintings of her surroundings, both experienced and recalled. On wooden panels, the paintings depict part of Deady’s studio, the counter top in the kitchen of a friend’s house and the corner of a living room in Italy, among other alcoves. Within these compositions small and precise brush strokes present austere and pared back scenes. To counter this, other paintings present landscapes and interiors, fragmented by gestural brushstrokes. Deady often focuses on one image and through close observation; she presents various iterations of the same space. In this way, subtle changes in the representation of the space become apparent. Minor adjustments to the perspective and horizon allude to a concern and curiosity with how a place is transformed in its representation.
There is a sense of transience and solitude, as traces of figures and furniture appear to populate the compositions momentarily. Three panels show a studio space in differing stages of use. Each presents evidence of artistic activities, though the architecture remains the emphatic focus. Viewed together, the panels become a sequence-an archive of evolving spaces. They are deceptively simple looking and in sequence they move incrementally towards abstraction. Though areas of the compositions often reveal an intense dedication to the depiction of incidental detail within the architecture. Such nuance in the rendering of light fixtures, pipes and skirting boards reveals a preoccupation with precision and an almost ascetic approach to the final touches that complete the paintings.
Deady has a way of imbuing blank spaces, whitewashed walls, ceilings and floors with texture and atmosphere. The paintings contain a kind of warmth that belies their colour palette as well as their, often frugal, composition. Regardless of the objects and figures that may appear fleetingly, there is a reassuring presence within the spaces that provides a constant.
X X V I
The props assist the house
Until the house is built,
And then the props withdraw –
And adequate, erect,
The house supports itself;
Ceasing to recollect
The auger and the carpenter.
Just such a retrospect
Hath the perfect life,
A past of plank and nail,
And slowness, – then the scaffolds drop –
Affirming it a soul.
Stephanie Deady (b.1990) Limerick, graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art specialising in painting from Limerick School of Art & Design in 2014. Her work has been exhibited as part of the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios 6th Annual Book Fair. Her work has also been purchased by the OPW State Art Collection and was selected as part of last years 186th RHA Annual Exhibition. Moving from Dublin, where she spent her time in Jaja’s Studios, Stoneybatter as well as receiving an Artist Summer Studio initiative at DIT Grangegorman, Deady is now based in Callan, Kilkenny having been the recipient of the prestigious Tony O’Malley residency.
Sean Lynch at Ronchini Gallery, London
Sean Lynch will present a new exhibition Devil in The Detail at Ronchini Gallery, London, opening 23rd November 2017 and running until 20th January 2018.
Night Table, an exhibition within Constellations
Curated by Fergus Feehily
3rd – 11th November, 2017 / Project Room, the Exhibition Laboratory Project Room, Lönnrotinkatu 35 Helsinki.
Night Table is an exhibition with work by Emma Ainala, Andrew Vickery, Liisa Karintaus, Kathy Tynan, Jon Verney, Laura Wesamaa, Christina Read and Lewis Miller.
Conversations In Light And Dark, a two day symposium will run 8th and 9th November, 2017 / Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36 C, inner yard, 00150 Helsinki.
There will be presentations and panel discussions from Terry Winters, Declan Long, Alex Olson, Yuki Okumura, AGF aka Antye Greie-Ripatti, Kukka Paavilainen, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Daniel Werkmäster and Aino Lintunen.
Richard Proffitt will show new works as part of the 15th TULCA Festival of Arts, curated by Matt Packer.
November 3rd-19th, 2017
The exhibition, titled They Call Us The Screamers, features the work of Fabienne Audeoud, Sam Basu and Liz Murray, Kian Benson Bailes, David Beattie, Oisin Byrne, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain, Liz Magic Laser, McGibbon O’Lynn, Yvette Monahan, Yoko Ono, Plastique Fantastique, Bob Quinn, Florian Roithmayr (with Meredith Monk), Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen and Marie-Louise Vittrup, and Lucy Stein, including 13 new commissions and projects. The exhibition is presented across six venues in Galway: Galway Arts Centre, 126 Artist- Run Gallery, Nun’s Island Theatre, Connacht Tribune Print Works, Barnacles Hostel, and University Hospital Galway. The official launch will take place at the Connacht Tribune Print Works at 19:00 on Friday 3rd November, preceded by a performance by Plastique Fantastique at Nun’s Island Theatre at 18:00.
For further information please visit the TULCA Festival website.
FRIEZE LONDON 2017
JUDITH HOPF AILEEN MURPHY
Focus, Booth H16
05.10. – 08.10.2017
Aileen Murphy has shown her 2016 painting Mildred Rasher Bean alongside work by Judith Hopf at Frieze, London ahead of her upcoming solo exhibition with Deborah Schamoni, Munich in January, 2018.
For further information please visit Deborah Schamoni website.
Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
30th September – 14th October 2017
A solo show, Emergence, by Margaret Corcoran will open Saturday September 30th at 7.30pm. The show will run until October 14th during gallery hours, 1 – 6pm, Weds – Sat, after which the show can be viewed by appointment until October 14th.
“We see the past in terms of representational strategies used to describe it. This idea has been integral to the rationale of Margaret Corcoran’s work. Her paintings have revisited historical eras with the aim of illuminating the world views implicit in the images and the ways they were constructed, generally with particular regard to the role of women, of looking, of seeing and making. Her engagement has been broadly critical and analytical”
– Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 2009
For more information visit the Claremorris Gallery website.
Image: Margaret Corcoran, The Disruption, 2017
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
PERIPHERIES 2017 | SOUL-BEATING
Gorey School of Art | 28 JULY — 5 AUGUST 2017
Robert Armstrong, Kathy Tynan, Diana Copperwhite and Mark Swords will show recent work in a group exhibition titled PERIPHERIES 2017 | SOUL-BEATING alongside work by Susan Connolly, Colin Crotty, Brian O’Doherty, Damien Flood, Paul Hallahan, Mark Joyce, Mark O’Kelly, Ciarán Murphy, Sheila Rennick and Emma Roche. Curated by James Merrigan.
Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator: Head of Collections at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) will officially open the exhibition at 7.30pm on Friday 28th July at Gorey School of Art, Mary Ward Lane, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Image: Robert Armstrong, Valley Obscured, oil on canvas, 40x50cm (2016)
30 YEARS | ARTISTS | PLACES
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise is proud to present the finale of the 30 Years Artists Places exhibition, after an extensive national tour, from Monday 10 June to Saturday 15 July. Following an 18-month national tour to venues in Clare, Mayo, Waterford, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Cavan, Louth, Dublin and Donegal – the exhibition, curated by Muireann Ní Chonaill, Laois Arts Officer- is a must see at Dunamaise and features an extraordinary line up of Irish artists.
On 29th June at 3pm at Dunamaise Arts Centre, a panel discussion to mark the exhibition, entitled Collecting: Who for What, will be chaired by Cliodhna Ní Anluain with contributions by Cristín Leach, Jacquie Moore, Kevin Kavanagh and Seán Cotter. A musical response to the exhibition by Andreas Balke will also take place.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Further information available here.
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.
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
Diana Copperwhite’s exhibition, Depend on the Morning Sun will run from October 27th to December 17th in Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, 532 W 25th St, New York
A conversation and film screening exploring the motif of hell and purgatory in modern Irish culture and politics. More info here
The Kingcat of Keshcorran by Sean Lynch, Liam Byrne and Michael Holly runs at the Roscommon Arts Centre from 21st November – 6th February 2015.
More info here.
Tadgh McSweeney has a site specific installation for Culture Night at Taylorfest. More info here
07 December 2007 – 26 January 2008
Galway Arts Centre,Ireland
Design: Neil Gurry
Photography: Vincent Lestienne, Paul McCarthy
Printing & Reproduction: Drukkerij Rosbeek
Edition of 1000
Published by Kevin Kavanagh (2007)