Current Visual Arts Dnotes

Elena Duff: Me and My Shadow

Elena Duff: Me and My Shadow

Elena Duff: Me and My Shadow

Toradh Gallery

Tuesday 26 August at 7pm

27 Aug 2014 - 23 Sep 2014

“Your shadow is an ever-present companion and a lengthening reminder that darkness is falling and night is coming. These works depict a realm of ever-present shadowy thoughts, reminiscences and experiences. Little figures have been carefully sculpted in order to populate this world where they live statically within their individual, miniature scenes.”

Saidhbhín Gibson: Natura natura

Saidhbhín Gibson: Natura natura

Saidhbhín Gibson: Natura natura

LAB, The

Thursday 23 October at 3:30pm

26 Aug 2014 - 8 Nov 2014

Dublin City Council Arts Office is pleased to present this exhibition of work by Saidhbhín Gibson developed in response to a temporary residency at The Natural History Museum. Working with the staff from the Museum , Gibson researched and explored the vast range of diverse species from the natural world featured in the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Inspired by wildlife from Ireland the work investigates our understanding and experience of nature in both rural and urban settings. This exhibition is accompanied by a free programme of events at The LAB and The Natural History Museum exploring art and wildlife. On 23rd October at 2pm CROW (City Right of Way) will be tracing a path between The Natural History Museum and The LAB on the hunt for flora or fauna en route between the venues. This will be followed by an exhibition reception at The LAB from 3.30pm. For further information and bookings see: http://naturanatura.eventbrite.ie

‘It is not on any map; true places never are’

‘It is not on any map; true places never are’

‘It is not on any map; true places never are’

Friday 22 August at 6:30pm

22 Aug 2014 - 13 Sep 2014

Youghal Co. Cork historically documents three sightings of Fata Morgana in 1796, 1797 and in 1801. A period in history during which Youghal existed under the weight of imperial and colonial rule, it was also a time in Ireland of mass rebellion for democratic rights against such rule.Only in looking back, can we imagine how a dismembered vision of a social landscape reflected back on its self must have appealed to the aspirations of a people opposed and oppressed by their rulers. What anomalous tension must have been experienced by onlookers, when reality as Other was unveiled as a lucid territory, free from notions of history, nation, struggle or permanence.

Russborough Sculpture Exhibition at Gormleys, Dublin

Russborough Sculpture Exhibition at Gormleys, Dublin

Russborough Sculpture Exhibition at Gormleys, Dublin

Gormley's Fine Art, Dublin

16 Aug 2014 - 7 Sep 2014

Following the success and response to the Russborough House Sculpture Exhibition the exhibition will now be on view in Gormleys Fine Art, 25 South Frederick Street.

The exhibition attracted over 8,000 visitors and received significant media coverage including being featured on RTE news. The exhibition was one of the largest and most prestigious sculpture events to be held in Ireland, showcasing the best of Irish sculpture today.

Photo Album of Ireland

Photo Album of Ireland

Photo Album of Ireland

Market House

Thursday 14 August at 7pm

15 Aug 2014 - 28 Sep 2014

The Photo Album of Ireland project has invited people to digitally share their cherished family photographs. We are building a democratic archive that looks at the social history of Ireland from the perspective of family, private or unseen photographic collections. The project is using high digital production techniques to record, preserve and share this valuable social history and build a new visual resource. The research work of the archive will be presented in a series of programmed exhibitions and outdoor projections in touring venues.

GIBBONS / WALKER / WARREN

GIBBONS / WALKER / WARREN

GIBBONS / WALKER / WARREN

Hillsboro Fine Art

Thursday 14 August, 6 - 8pm

14 Aug 2014 - 13 Sep 2014

Hillsboro Fine Art is delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Corban Walker to the gallery. For this exhibition, each of the artists will make an installation specifically for one of the three spaces in the gallery.

Marilyn Lerner: Circle in the Square

Marilyn Lerner: Circle in the Square

Marilyn Lerner: Circle in the Square

Butler Gallery

Saturday 9 August, 3 - 5pm

9 Aug 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

Marilyn Lerner believes that the language of geometry is infinite and embedded in every culture, and that both colour and nuance of surface are integral parts of the dialogue. Her dynamic abstract geometric paintings draw on the power of colour and a vocabulary of elementary shapes and symbols. The use of circles, ovals, squares, rectangles and triangles result in works that range from the spare to the intensely complicated.

a soul’s escape

a soul’s escape

a soul’s escape

Saturday 9 August, 6 - 8pm

9 Aug 2014 - 23 Aug 2014

There are records of a small range of buildings near South William Street, evocatively called “Tib and Tom” where citizens reputedly assembled to practise archery or play nine-pins (skittles) in medieval times. In the Land of Tib and Tom is an exhibition about the real and imagined stories of places. Five artists depict various physical spaces and territories or examine the material traces that linger in buildings over time, as they change form and function.

Samuel Walsh: New Paintings and Some Drawings

Samuel Walsh: New Paintings and Some Drawings

Samuel Walsh: New Paintings and Some Drawings

Courthouse Gallery

Saturday 9 August at 4pm

9 Aug 2014 - 4 Sep 2014

Opening Reception Saturday 9 August at 4pm • The exhibition will be opened by Dr Hugh Maguire, Director, The Hunt Museum, Limerick. www.samuelwalsh.com • www.oliversearsgallery.com • www.sofinearteditions.com • Tel 0657071630 • www.thecourthousegallery.com • info@thecourthousegallery.com

Centred

Centred

Centred

Farmleigh Gallery

Thursday 7 August, 6:30 - 8:30pm

8 Aug 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

Ceramics Ireland will celebrate in this exhibition the breadth of contemporary Irish ceramics practice. It will feature functional, decorative, sculptural and installation-based works highlighting the diverse range of clay practice of Irish and Ireland-based makers.

Ruth E. Lyons: The Pinking

Ruth E. Lyons: The Pinking

Ruth E. Lyons: The Pinking

Kevin Kavanagh

Thursday 7 August at 6pm

8 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

When the sky is lit up with the pink shades of sunrise or sunset the world is awakened to the signal of day approaching or night falling. But if one had just awoken and seen the pinking of the sky they could easily be confused as to what time of the day it was. Giving rise to a temporary disorientation and weightlessness under the sky.

Clay Works

Clay Works

Clay Works

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

8 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

This Annual Members Exhibition from the Society of Cork Potters showcases the wide diversity and excellence of current ceramic design activity in the Cork region. The exhibition will feature a variety of works from functional through to decorative and sculptural pieces which are exemplary in their field.

Matthew Sutton: Generally Recognised as Safe

Matthew Sutton: Generally Recognised as Safe

Matthew Sutton: Generally Recognised as Safe

Galway Arts Centre

8 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

“Generally Recognised as Safe” (GRAS) is a term that originated from the Matthew Sutton Structural Administration (MSSA). The designation of the term specifically relates to, a material added or subtracted to the integral structure of a sculpture and is considered safe by experts, and therefore is exempted from the usual structural standard of requirements. GRAS is a term that originated by the American Food and drug Association (FDA).

Frequencies 2014

Frequencies 2014

Frequencies 2014

National Sculpture Factory

Wednesday 6 August at 1pm

6 Aug 2014 - 26 Aug 2014

National Sculpture Factory’s Summer lunchtime lecture series • Every Wednesday in August, in the Factory Floor Mezzanine, 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. • Free and Open to All

The Starry Messenger: Seven Artist Filmmakers

The Starry Messenger: Seven Artist Filmmakers

The Starry Messenger: Seven Artist Filmmakers

VOID

Saturday 2 August at 7:30pm

5 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014

Opening Reception Saturday 2 August at 7:30pm • Curated by Declan Sheehan

Second Sight: The David Kronn Collection

Second Sight: The David Kronn Collection

Second Sight: The David Kronn Collection

Irish Museum of Modern Art

2 Aug 2014 - 9 Nov 2014

Second Sight is drawn from the exceptional collection of photography amassed by Dr. David Kronn which is a promised gift to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The David Kronn Collection comprises more than 550 photographs ranging in from 19th century Daguerreotypes; icons of modern photography Edward Weston and August Sander; as well as works by contemporary photographers such as Trine Sondergaard or Simon Norfolk.

Now and Everything in Between

Now and Everything in Between

Now and Everything in Between

Galway Arts Centre

Friday 1 August at 6pm

1 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014

The exhibition focuses on the figure and has new works by David Booth, Nicki Cheevers, Fiona Finnegan, Paraic Leahy, Paul MacCormaic and Eleanor McCaughey. The exhibition is curated by Nexus Arts, a curatorial collective4 based in Co. Louth. Nexus were awarded the Curator-in-residenc award by the Arts Council last year and this year received a touring and dissemination award to bring this exhibition to Galway.The exhibition was previously shown in Droichead Arts Centre.

The Amulet Exhibition Tour

The Amulet Exhibition Tour

The Amulet Exhibition Tour

Galway Arts Centre

Friday 1 August at 6pm

1 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014

The Amulet Exhibition Tour opens at Galway Arts Centre on 1 August 2014. Particular to infant loss, this poetic artwork links photographs of family amulets together with bereaved parents’ whispered stories describing their amulet’s meaning. The exhibition stems from The Amulet project (2009-2013), a collaboration between artist Marie Brett, bereaved parents, and three hospital sites: Cork University Maternity Hospital, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, and Waterford Regional Hospital. Intimate and universally relatable, you’ll feel and think differently about loss after seeing this show.

Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Irish Museum of Modern Art

1 Aug 2014 - 30 Sep 2016

Conversations is a selection of diverse displays from the IMMA Collection that present the idea of dialogue on a number of levels: among particular artists’ practices such as Andrew Vickery and Elinor Wiltshire; between ‘then’ and ‘now’ in artists’ work at different times in their career, as with Paul Winstanley and Mark O’Kelly; and works that encourage exchange between the Collection, artists, their work and the viewer.

Summer Group Show

Summer Group Show

Summer Group Show

Taylor Galleries

28 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present the gallery’s annual Summer Group Show – an exhibition of work featuring selected gallery and invited artists including Patricia Burns, Charles Tyrrell, Seán McSweeney, Patrick Scott, Paki Smith, Louise Neiland, David Quinn, Regine Bartsch, Mary Lohan, Bernadette Kiely, Colin Harrison, Makiko Nakamura, Philip Moss, Joanne Boyle, Ann Quinn and Fionnuala D’Arcy, amongst others.

Hélio Oiticica: Propositions

Hélio Oiticica: Propositions

Hélio Oiticica: Propositions

Irish Museum of Modern Art

19 Jul 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

IMMA presents a major exhibition of the work of the internationally renowned Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980). Propositions will include a succinct selection of works by Oiticica, including vital examples from throughout his prolific career with a view to illuminating his art historical importance and relevance to contemporary practice.

Ewa Partum: Installations and Provocations

Ewa Partum: Installations and Provocations

Ewa Partum: Installations and Provocations

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 17 July at 6pm

18 Jul 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

Limerick City Gallery of Art presents the first showing of Ewa Partum’s work in Ireland, examining notions of gestural and symbolic Public Place. Ewa Partum’s Art marks a milestone in 20th-century Art, with Partum emerging as one of the most outstanding figures in European Art, her significance recognised as political change enables a re-examination of artistic geography.

Dennis McNulty: Prototypes

Dennis McNulty: Prototypes

Dennis McNulty: Prototypes

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 17 July at 6pm

18 Jul 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

Limerick City Gallery of Art proudly presents PROTOTYPES, Dennis McNulty’s first solo exhibition at a public institution in Ireland, curated by Mary Conlon. Housed in the Carnegie Building, the gallery is composed of a series of relatively recent extensions arranged around a century-old central core, former site of the Free Library and Museum. The starting point for the exhibition is the building itself as found object. McNulty inserts new and existing works into the historical and spatial narratives of the building, material and immaterial interventions which hint at structural instabilities in the relationships between language, space and technology. In the recent extensions to the building – or at their thresholds, McNulty creates gateways or portals, resulting in a series of interstitial spaces which play host to a body of work assembled from technological artefacts, construction materials, abject electronics, song lyrics and algorithms. Potential settings or scenarios are proposed: a future archivist recalls her encounters with telepathic operating systems and memory compositing software; primitive machines grapple with language, their lopsided Turing Tests hinting at sentience; and dark folded objects envelop missing books on the digital technologies that first caused them to dematerialise and may now render them obsolete.

Marie Hanlon and Rhona Clarke: DIC TAT

Marie Hanlon and Rhona Clarke: DIC TAT

Marie Hanlon and Rhona Clarke: DIC TAT

Draíocht

18 Jul 2014 - 6 Sep 2014

The exhibition DIC TAT is a two-person event by artist Marie Hanlon and composer Rhona Clarke. It comprises a synchronized video, a suite of drawings, six electronic sound works and photographic documentation of sound sourcing. The title, taken from the video piece, explores variations of mark making while drawing to the pulse of a metronome. Here the metronome ʻdictatesʼ the pace, beating out precise measures for the drawing hand to follow. The short sound works were composed using a metronome, either as a sound source in itself, or as a background pulse which is eliminated in the final mix-down, all working either with or against a regular pulse.

Carmel Benson: How to be a Child?

Carmel Benson: How to be a Child?

Carmel Benson: How to be a Child?

Mermaid Arts Centre

Thursday 17 July at 6pm

8 Jul 2014 - 7 Sep 2014

Carmel Benson is an artist living and working in Roundwood who uses the medium of print and painting. Since the beginning of her career Carmel has used childhood as a dominant theme. She sees childhood as an inexhaustible territory of struggle for comprehension, integration, and identity where a sense of grievance and oppression alternate with hope and a joyful escape into nature. For many who, like the artist, were children in 1950s and 1960s Ireland, childhood involved knowledge of early infant death, child abuse and an acquaintance with state and church institutions. This exhibition looks at instruments of power in language, prayers and mantras, how they can exclude or disempower and how they can be absorbed and repeated in an attempt to serve or protect oneself. Carmel’s paintings, drawings and prints deal with these difficult themes with understanding and a unique sensitivity.

Dublin Summer Show

Dublin Summer Show

Dublin Summer Show

Gormley's Fine Art, Dublin

Saturday 5 July from 2pm

5 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Our Dublin Summer Show will feature new works by Brian Ballard, Eugene Conway, Sean Cotter, Rebecca Crowell, Paul Donaghy, Gordon Harris, Stephen Johnston, Peter Killeen, Seamus O’Byrne, Colin O’Daly, Patrick O’Reilly, Ian Pollock, Bernadette Madden, Peter Monaghan and Trudie Mooney. Join us for the opening from 2pm and to view the exhibition online visit www.gormleys.ie

The Photo Album of Ireland

The Photo Album of Ireland

The Photo Album of Ireland

Gallery of Photography

Friday 4 July at 1pm

4 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Photo albums give a fascinating insight into our private histories. They can often reveal details about how people lived and worked that official historical records simply overlook. In a ground-breaking initiative developed by The Gallery of Photography, the Photo Album of Ireland project is digitising and sharing cherished family photographs and private photo collections. This emerging, democratic archive provides an accessible record of our rich photographic social history. It is a celebration of ordinary life as viewed from the perspective of private individuals.

Three Centuries of Irish Art

Three Centuries of Irish Art

Three Centuries of Irish Art

Crawford Art Gallery

27 Jun 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Drawing on the significance and quality of the Crawford Art Gallery’s permanent collection, Three Centuries of Irish Art showcases the work of artists from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly

Solomon Fine Art

20 Jun 2014 - 23 Aug 2014

The Irish public will have a unique opportunity to see the work of one of the world’s most renowned artists working in glass when two major exhibitions open in Dublin on 19 June 2104. Dale Chihuly’s vibrant coloured glass installations and opulent Chandeliers hang in many of the world’s most prestigious museums and public spaces including the Victoria and Albert museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre in Paris and the Corning Museum of Glass New York.

Linda Shevlin: Supernature

Linda Shevlin: Supernature

Linda Shevlin: Supernature

LAB, The

Thursday 19 June, 6 - 8pm

20 Jun 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

This exhibition of film and installation was developed during a residency at the Organic Centre Co. Leitrim last year. Working with the staff and students of the centre, Shevlin researched and recreated a series of experiments, inspired by the cult novel Supernature, by Lyall Watson (1973), exploring the many and often astounding ways in which nature manifests itself and adapts to its environment including lunar cycles and Hashimoto’s experiments in giving voice to a cactus.

A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin

A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin

A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Wednesday 18 June, 6:30 - 8pm

19 Jun 2014 - 7 Sep 2014

This exhibition features contemporary artists whose works resonate with ideas central to the belief system of The Theosophical Society. The Society was founded in New York in 1875, espousing a doctrine synthesised from esoteric religious, philosophical, and scientific ideas and aspiring toward the formation of a universal community in which all religions, creeds, and races were equal. The popularity of Theosophy in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries was considerable, rapidly attracting a community of adherents worldwide from amongst the many disenchanted people who sought spiritual guidance and vital inspiration in an increasingly secular and industrialized world.

Isabel Nolan: The Weakened Eye of Day

Isabel Nolan: The Weakened Eye of Day

Isabel Nolan: The Weakened Eye of Day

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 6 June, 6 - 8pm

7 Jun 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

The Irish Museum of Modern Art presents The weakened eye of day a new project by Isabel Nolan. The exhibition explores how light manifests as a metaphor in thoughts, obsessions and pursuits and includes text, sculpture, drawings and textiles. Nolan’s works evolve out of consciously erratic investigations into the aesthetics of diverse fields such as cosmology, humoral theory and illuminated manuscripts.

Joana Vasconcelos: Valquíria Enxoval (2009)

Joana Vasconcelos: Valquíria Enxoval (2009)

Joana Vasconcelos: Valquíria Enxoval (2009)

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Friday 6 June, 6 - 9pm

7 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Ten years ago Joana Vasconcelos initiated a series of works inspired by the Valkyries. These female characters of Norse mythology, in charge of shaping the destiny of men by selecting the bravest and most valiant warriors killed in battle, fly over the battlefields riding on winged horses, recruiting the future warriors of Odin.

35th Éigse Carlow Open Submission 2014

35th Éigse Carlow Open Submission 2014

35th Éigse Carlow Open Submission 2014

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Friday 6 June, 6 - 9pm

7 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Including work by invited artists Geraldine O’Neill, Abigail O’Brien, Pat Harris, Colin Harrison, Janet Mullarney, Charles Tyrell, John Doherty, Alice Maher and Sean Hillen.

Materialisation: Mapping the Making

Materialisation: Mapping the Making

Materialisation: Mapping the Making

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Friday 6 June, 6 - 9pm

7 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Five artists based in Ireland have been invited by Carlow Arts Festival to create a work in response to Joana Vasconcelos’ Valkyrie Enxoval, working with collaborators of their choice. This exhibition charts their journey to the finished work and will include notebooks, photographs, prototypes, samples and statements that illustrate the process and the narrative of each collaboration.

Distant Relations: Portraiture and Genre Painting in Nineteenth-Century Cork

Distant Relations: Portraiture and Genre Painting in Nineteenth-Century Cork

Distant Relations: Portraiture and Genre Painting in Nineteenth-Century Cork

Crawford Art Gallery

1 Jun 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Crawford Art Gallery, this exhibition contains portraits, genre scenes and religious paintings from nineteenth-century Cork, some of which have not been shown for many years due to their condition. A recent programme of restoration and conservation at the Crawford has now revealed the faces of forgotten Cork men and women, while also providing an insight into their social, emotional and spiritual world.

Eva Rothschild

Eva Rothschild

Eva Rothschild

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Thursday 22 May, 6:30 - 8pm

23 May 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

The Irish artist Eva Rothschild (born in Dublin 1971, lives and works in London) is one of the most important protagonists of a generation of artists dealing with the expanded concept of sculpture. This exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the first solo museum presentation of her work in Ireland.