Damien Flood: Infinite Plane – Grey Noise, Dubai UAE, 25 May – 31 July 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damien Flood

Infinite Plane

 

Grey Noise

Unit 24, Alserkal Avenue,

Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Exit 43 – SZR,

Dubai, UAE.

 

May 25 – July 31, 2015,

 

 

Hunch, Sleeper, Red Flag – the titles Damien Flood selects for his paintings tell and obfuscate, tease and test. From word to paint, paint to word, any hint of object or subject is scattered to the four winds by Flood’s shorthand signature of stenographic strokes and squeegee trails of paint. Confronted with these verbal and visual ‘Big Bangs’ our eyeballs become castaways amidst a burgeoning unreality, where boundlessness resides within restrictiveness.

 

Guy, Lovers, Corset, from Flood’s verbal leg-ups we find purchase on the painted stuff that make up the artist’s very own cosmology. Deliberate squiggles drawn with the tip of a loaded paintbrush give definition, perform perspective leaps, and knit the marvellous matter of Flood’s nebulous universe together. We may be underwater, in a dream, or wandering across the cornea of something other? Whatever the lens, these freshly discovered new geographies challenge the capacity of the mind’s eye to construct a safe vantage point from which to begin looking, anew.

 

Constatin Brâncuși once stated “I ground matter to find the continuous line”. One of Flood’s most recent paintings titled Award, a painting that is Brâncușian in its curvilinear profile and golden resplendence, also demonstrates a similar marriage between matter and line. But form is only half of the story here. From the kinked rainbow in Frame to the doubly kinked telescope in Astronomer, an ambitious metaphysics of vision is taking place within and without the work. In the end Damien Flood’s paintings teeter on the very edges of … edges.

Text by James Merrigan

 

For his first solo exhibition at Grey Noise, Flood undertook a two-week research trip to Dubai and the surrounding areas of Sharjah and the cost of Oman. This trip formed a starting point for the paintings in ‘Infinite Plane’. Flood documented his time through drawing, photography and text, in particular examining the juxtaposition of the newly built landscape with the enveloping historical areas. The paintings tow a line between abstract and figurative, at points becoming artefacts of his journey or records of witnessed events. The work offers the viewer a mood and feeling of the landscape while delving into the psychology of being a spectator in a new land.

 

This exhibition was made possible by the kind support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Award and Culture Ireland.

 

About the Artist

b. 1979, Dublin, Ireland / Lives and works in Dublin, Ireland

 

Damien Flood’s work is grounded in early writings on philosophy, theology, alchemy and the natural sciences and explores the mutability of ‘reality’ and language.

 

Group exhibitions include: N G O R O N G O R O, Berlin Art Weekend, Lehderstr. 34, Berlin (2015); Promise of Palm Trees, Breese Little, London (2015); Renew, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2014); Island: New Art From Ireland, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy (2013); Flood/NiBhriain/Vari, DOMOBAAL, London (2013); Cafe Paridiso (Least common denominator, or Rustenschacher), M1, Germany (2013); Making Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2012); Crystalline, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Co. Armagh (2012); Last, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2012).

 

Solo exhibitions include: Interior Sun, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2014); Theatre of the World, Ormston House, Limerick (2012); Upland, Mermaid Arts Centre (2011); History of the Visitation, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2011) and Counter Earth, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2010). Flood was selected for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2008 and 2010 and has had 3 books published: Afterworlds in 2013; Spectral Gallery in 2011 and Selected Works in 2010.

 

Damien Flood is represented by Green On Red Gallery, Dublin.

 

Damien Flood will also be participating in Berlin Artist Weekend, 30 April – 3 May 2015 and Galway Arts Centre – Product Recall, 30 May – 4 July 2015

 

 

For further information:

www.damienflood.ie

www.greynoise.org

www.greenonredgallery.com

www.artistweekend.com

www.galwayartscentre.ie

 

Sofie Loscher: Light Falls – Green on Red Gallery Dublin, 14 May – 11 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Falls

Scott Lyall|Liadin Cooke|Sofie Loscher|Bridget Riley|Mark Joyce|Marcia Hafif


Green on Red Gallery,

Park Lane, Spencer Dock,

Dublin 1

 

May 14th – June 11th 2015

Light Falls, an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by an international array of artists including Scott Lyall, Liadin Cooke, Sofie Loscher, Bridget Riley, Mark Joyce and Marcia Hafif.

 

The works, which hail from different geographical contexts, express a shared attentiveness to the physical properties and enigmatic effects of light. Paint, plastic and paper become media of absorption, reflection and refraction, alluding to each artist’s indebtedness to this invisible energy.

 

The collection of works explore the poetic, scientific, synthetic and spiritual sensibilities of light. Light falls on and through various media presenting the viewer with works that have an autonomous life and ‘light’ of their own.

 

For Further information:

http://sofieloscher.ie

www.greenonredgallery.com

 

 

Gabhann Dunne: Magenta Honey, The Lab Foley St, Dublin, 30 April – 13 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabhann Dunne

Magenta Honey


Dublin City Council

Arts Office

The Lab

Foley Street

Dublin 1

 

30 April – 13 June 2015

 

Preview 30th April 6-8pm

 

Informing Gabhann Dunne’s practice is a widespread of literature, social commentators and ecologists such as John Gray, Mark Rowlands and Emma Marris. Painting is not used analytically but to interrogate how different forms or techniques can be used with each other to create tension, power and the sacred. Imagery leaks from the canvas onto walls and floors, anchoring the work in the space of its showing, a loop of flowers, a small pillow to break the fall of a painted animal. While the subject of the work may seem overly dark and nihilistic there is humour here, compassion, apology and a desire to protect. Magenta Honey is the result of Dunne’s Residency on Bull Island, which has been designated since 1981 by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. It is the only Biosphere Reserve entirely in a capital city in the world.

This exhibition is accompanied by a specially commissioned text by Nathan Hugh O’Donnell, writer and editor of Paper Visual Arts Journal.

 

The LAB Gallery supports emerging art practices and focuses on fresh ways to develop engaged audiences for the visual arts. Visit The LAB Gallery to see our current exhibitions or take part in our special events, talks and workshops.

Admission to The LAB Gallery is free Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm

 

Further information available at:

www.gabhanndunne.ie

http://dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-arts-office/lab

 

 

David Fagan: Special closing event excursion – He saw the world and was left wanting, Siamsa Tíre Gallery Tralee, Sat. 2 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 2 May 2025

Departing Dublin 9.15am


Celebrating David Fagan’s solo show at Siamsa Tíre, there’s going to be an excursion. Join the artist and curator, Emer Lynch, for this special closing event on Saturday 2 May, taking in sights and sounds from Dublin city to Limerick to Tralee and back again, with various events and offerings happening en-route.

 

Event timeline, Sat 2 May

09:15 Meet at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 42 Wellington Quay, Dublin city

09:30 Bus departs Dublin

 

12:00 Arrive at Ormston House, Limerick

Pick-up point for Limerick travellers to Tralee

Director Mary Conlon will give a short tour of the exhibtion Leave Now By Any Practical Means by Dawn West

12:45 Depart Ormston House

 

14:30 Arrive in Tralee

Drop-off points will be offered at various places around Tralee. Bring a jumper/ sun cream if you fancy a walk along Tralee’s coast or canal, or swimwear to visit The Aqua Dome (prices here).

16:30 Meet artist David Fagan and curator Emer Lynch at the gallery, Siamsa Tire

18:00 Bus departs from Tralee

 

19:45 Drop-off at Limerick city

21:30 Arrive back to Dublin city centre

 

For more details about the exhibition,visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/335433936645976/

Booking in advance is essential. We regret that bus tickets are non-refundable.

Made possible with the generous support of Siamsa Tíre.

 

www.davidfagan.eu

 

David Fagan: He saw the world and was left wanting – Siamsa Tíre Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry 4 April – 2 May, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Fagan

He saw the world and was left wanting

 

Siamsa Tíre Theatre,

Town Park, Tralee,

Co Kerry,

 

4 April – 2 May, 2015

 

A solo exhibition by Dublin based artist David Fagan, ‘He saw the world and was left wanting’ features a selection of audio-visual pieces that explore viewer engagement with both place and time.

 

The works exist internationally and in potential multiplicity through their handling of live web cameras and television broadcasting. Through these systems, visitors are invited to encounter parts of the earth remote to them.

 

However, despite the aspirations involved in transmitting a moment or object, what watching from afar more often than not reveals is the enormity of our disconnection – both geographical and personal.

 

Curated by Emer Lynch

 

The Galleries are open daily from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.  Admission is free.

 

www.davidfagan.eu

www.siamsatire.com

 

 

 

Isabel Nolan: Bent Knees are a Give – Kerlin Gallery Dublin, 1 April – 16 May 2015

Image: Isabel Nolan, Hungry and Thirsty. Sorry and Angry. A flag for John Donne. (detail), 2015, cotton and powder coated mild steel flag pole, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist and Kerlin Gallery Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Nolan

Bent Knees are a Give

 

Kerlin Gallery

Anne’s Lane

South Anne Street

Dublin 2

 

 

1 April – 16 May 2015

Preview 31 March 2015, 6 – 8pm

 

 

In this body of work, Isabel Nolan explores the anxieties implicit in the quest for power. Drawing upon eclectic research, Nolan’s practice incorporates sculpture, photography, painting and text-based work.

 

A central motif in the exhibition is the funerary sculpture of the poet and cleric John Donne (1572-1631). Based on a study made in the final weeks of Donne’s life,where he staged his own resurrection, he appears to be joyfully accepting of his imminent death. Donne’s unperturbed countenance is  perhaps belied by the gentle bends in his knees which interrupt the otherwise inviolate, erect statue.

 

The gentle bends in Donne’s knees are echoed and amplified in a series of violently bent flag poles flanking the gallery space. Their banners hang unceremoniously in various states of distress and dishevelment. Nearby, a golden yellow lion offers its paw, punctured by a bronze thorn, awaiting assistance from some surrogate St. Jerome.

 

Bends reveal doubt, signal distress, admit failure – it is the bend that offers us a way into thinking about and against systems that rely on perfection.Pinpointing the weak points in these traditional motifs of power and imperial strength, Nolan exposes the ultimate ineffectuality of concrete objects in the face of time. Donne’s attempt to assert his future existence serves rather to crystallise the transience of his existence, ultimately revealing his vulnerability.

 

Isabel Nolan’s recent solo shows include Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2014); Sean Kelly Gallery, New York ( 2014 ); Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne, France (2012); the Return Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin (2012); and The Model, Sligo (2011). Other solo shows include Goethe Institute (2003); Project Arts Centre (2005); Gallery 2, Douglas Hyde Gallery, (2008) all in Dublin; Artspace, New Zealand (2008); In the Studio, as part of Glasgow International (2006). She represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale in a group exhibition, ‘Ireland at Venice 2005′. Nolan recently showed in The Black Moon, curated by Sinziana Ravini in Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Mercer Union, Toronto in 2015, and CAG, Vancouver in 2016.

 

 

www.isabelnolan.com

www.kerlingallery.com

 

Sofie Loscher, Niamh O’Doherty: Intelligent Machinery – Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, 3 April – 31 May, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intelligent Machinery

Sofie Loscher | Jonathan Mayhew | Niamh O’Doherty

Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

 

Exhibition Dates: April 3rd–May 31st

 

Preview: Thursday, April 2nd (6.30-8.30pm).

 

The exhibition will be opened by an introduction to the works by Curator Hilary Murray and finish with a DJ set by Keep Schtum.

 

“A polarity is presently developing between the finite, unique work of high art, that is, painting or sculpture, and conceptions that can loosely be termed unobjects, these being either environments or artifacts that resist prevailing critical analysis. This includes works by some primary sculptors (though some may reject the charge of creating environments), some gallery kinetic and luminous art, some outdoor works, happenings, and mixed media presentations. Looming below the surface of this dichotomy is a sense of radical evolution that seems to run counter to the waning revolution of abstract and nonobjective art. The evolution embraces a series of absolutely logical and incremental changes.” (1)

 

The exhibition ‘Intelligent Machinery’ explores ideas that inform artificial intelligence, pattern recognition (in neural networks), complex networks, coding, and how these factors have been used in seminal moments in our history. The classical grid of Art History has given way to the ‘system’, and modern forms of invention have to deal with a norm composed of complex inputs often concerned with redaction, obfuscation and reflection. Art that is made up of unitary incremental actions, reflects an innate logicism that is greater than the individual; each unit and each work, creating a full mechanism for that place and time of exhibition. “To understand art as software is to understand it in terms of codes and information rather than in material or medium-specific terms (2)”. A contemporary art-tech revolution now sees works created that play on this lack of transparency in collective agenda, ascribing a new form of mechanical perception within the confusion of digital avatars.

 

Sofie Loscher (b. 1987) lives and works in Dublin. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from NCAD and a BA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT. Recent exhibitions include Neutral: Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2014); EVA International, Limerick (2014) and Periodical Review #4, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin (2014).

 

Jonathan Mayhew (b. 1981) is currently based in Paris. He holds an MFA and BA in Painting from NCAD. Recent exhibitions include Elefants, The Joinery, Dublin (2014); Housing a Pig, Flood, Dublin (2013) and (((O))), Clonlea Studios, Dublin (2013).

 

Niamh O’Doherty (b. 1988) is a visual artist based in Dublin. O’Doherty graduated from Fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2010 and an MA in Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD in 2013. She was recently awarded a grant from She was selected to exhibited at Kilruddery House, Co. Wicklow (2013) and a had a solo exhibition at Broadstone Studios (2014) and has previously shown in London at the Wayward Gallery (2010) and at Slade School of Art (2011).

 

1. Jack Burnham (1968) Systems Esthetics.

2. Francis Halsall, (2008) ‘Systems Aesthetics and the system as media’ taken from Francis Halsall, Systems of Art, (Peter Lang, 2008).

 

This exhibition is curated by Dr. Hilary Murray, Director of ArtBox for Farmleigh Gallery. This exhibition is part of the ArtBox Projects initiative.

 

 

For further information:

http://sofieloscher.ie

www.niamhodoherty.com

https://artboxprojects.wordpress.com

www.farmleigh.ie

 

 

 

Isabel Nolan: Kerlin Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong, 13 – 17 March 2015

 

Image: Isabel Nolan In advance for us no world 2014 watercolour and water-based oil on canvas 60 x 70 cm / 23.6 x 27.6 in, courtesy of the artist and Kerlin Gallery Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerlin Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong, 2015

Level 3, Hall 3C, Booth 19

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

 

13 – 17 March 2015

Preview by invitation, Friday 13th March 2015

 

 

Liam Gillick, Siobhán Hapaska, Callum Innes, Brian Maguire, Isabel Nolan,

Paul Seawright, Paul Winstanley

 

 

Isabel Nolan’s major exhibition at Irish Museum of Modern Art, which travels to Mercer Union, Toronto (2015) and The New Art Gallery Vancouver (2016), captured through the startling objects of her art – sculpture, carpets, stained glass, paintings, animation and published texts – an intensive exploration into cosmological, botanical phenomena, and literary and historical texts. At Art Basel Hong Kong, her large-scale, hand-tufted wool piece The emptied room: A rug for the 20th Century, 2014, will accompany new paintings by the artist and is one of only three carpet works made by Nolan to date. Recent solo shows include Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2014); and Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, France (2012). She was one of a group of artists to represent Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale.

 

 

For further information:

www.isabelnolan.com

www.kerlingallery.com/exhibitions/art-basel-hong-kong-and-encounters/selected-works

www.artbasel.com/en/Hong-Kong

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Niamh McCann: PANORAMA – Pallas Projects/ Studios Dublin, 11-15 March 2015

Image: Niamh McCann 'Splice 6 (Ooing the Chimera decode)'. Materials; acrylic paint, pencil, photorag print, 2011 courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANORAMA

Pallas Projects/Studios

115-117, The Coombe,

Dublin 8

 

11 – 15 March 2015

Preview Wednesday 11 March ’15

Artist talk Friday 13th of March at 6pm

 

Panorama is a group exhibition which brings together the paintings of thirteen women artists who are affiliated with Dublin. The exhibition offers an acknowledgment of the variety and wealth of painting being produced by these artists.

Panorama has been initiated in a spirit of celebration and support, featuring work by artists who are at varying stages of their careers. Each participant has a unique approach to painting as process and medium. Style and subject matter range from real and imagined landscapes to dreams and memory, the animal kingdom, anatomy, architectural space, everyday objects, still life and pure abstraction. While the scope of this exhibition is truly vast, there are also some remarkable consistencies. The intrigue of the exhibition lies within particularities and novelties, but also within subtle similarities between artists and artworks. Panorama aims to look beyond its own boundaries, to a greater territory of painting and to a potential for encounter and discourse, especially between women artists.

The selection for Panorama has been made by Kathy Tynan and Chanelle Walshe.

 

Artists include Joanne Boyle, Diana Copperwhite, Mollie Douthit, Anne Hendrick, Gillian Lawler, Ruth E. Lyons, Niamh McCann, Aileen Murphy, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, Sanja Todorovic, Kathy Tynan and Chanelle Walshe.

 

Opening reception Wednesday 11th of March, 6 – 8pm /// Artist talk Friday 13th of March at 6pm /// Accompanying literature by Ingrid Lyons /// Open 12-6 pm daily /// 115-117, The Coombe, Dublin 8

 

For further information:

www.niamhmccann.com

http://pallasprojects.org

 

 

Damien Flood: Cú Chulainn Comforted - Basic Space Dublin 6 – 13 March, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damien Flood

Cú Chulainn Comforted

 

Basic Space

Eblana House, Marrowbone Lane.

Dublin 8

 

Exhibition dates: 6 – 13 March 2015

Preview: 6-8pm Thursday 5 march, 2015

 

 

 

Cú Chulainn Comforted

 

-Neal Tait

-Damien Flood

-Sanja Todorović

-Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh

-Mathis Gasser

-Billy Mag Fhloinn

 

curated by Joshua Sex

 

A MAN that had six mortal wounds, a man Violent and famous, strode among the dead;

Eyes stared out of the branches and were gone.

 

Opening hours vary, please check our facebook.

 

www.damienflood.ie

https://basicspacedublin.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/new-space-at-marrowbone-lane/