Current Visual Arts Dnotes

Vera Klute

Vera Klute

Vera Klute

LAB, The

Thursday 27 November, 6 - 8pm

28 Nov 2014 - 10 Jan 2015

The LAB Gallery is pleased to present, The Grand Scheme, new work by Dublin based artist Vera Klute including kinetic sculptures, a 5m high video projection, tapestry and drawing. Themes are inspired by everyday life and utilize familiar objects and imagery. The artist looks at how we perceive the outside world and our place in it, and sees the individual as displaced in its own habitat. Like a natural scientist the artist is attempting to make sense of an often absurd everyday life with its cycles, routines and habits.

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 28 November

28 Nov 2014 - 4 May 2015

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in video, photography and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on memory, place and cinema. Sound Speed Marker is their first exhibition in Ireland and will present their recently completed trilogy of films in a changing display from November 2014 through to Spring 2015. Each film interweaves and unpacks layers of cinema history.

Hexagon

Hexagon

Hexagon

Mermaid Arts Centre

28 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

Hexagon is about professional artists discovering, or rediscovering, printmaking as a medium full of possibility.This exhibition is the culmination of a project and residency that shows the work of the six participating artists. The artists that participated in Hexagon include three professional Wicklow based artists; Aoife Flynn, Laura Kelly and Joanna Kidney, and three members of Cork Printmakers; Conall Cary, Dominic Fee and Fiona Kelly. The six artists worked together over a two week residency from 28th July to the 8th August 2014 at Cork Printmakers’ Studio, Cork City. This residency offered the artists a unique opportunity to collaborate, learn new skills and explore techniques in a professional print studio. The development of hybrid approaches and challenge to traditional boundaries of printmaking, enables audiences to see printmaking in a new light.

MA:AP at The Land of Zero

MA:AP at The Land of Zero

MA:AP at The Land of Zero

Crawford Art Gallery

27 Nov 2014 - 6 Dec 2014

Selected artists from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design MA:AP programme: Brian Mac Domhnaill, Cliodhna O’ Riordan, Eleanor Phillips, Sarah Jayne Booth and Vena Naskręcka

Blue Moon Lost Wednesday

Blue Moon Lost Wednesday

Blue Moon Lost Wednesday

Royal Hibernian Academy

Wednesday 26 November, 6 - 10:30pm

26 Nov 2014

On Wednesday 26 November, people are invited to lose themselves in the magnificent yet intimate surrounds of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) with a spectacular mix of events lined up, featuring some of Dublin’s most innovative creatives. Taking place every 8 weeks over the next year, the second Blue Moon Lost Wednesday is coordinated by the RHA and the alternative space loving, DIY promoter HOMEBEAT.

Experimental Film Society Screening

Experimental Film Society Screening

Experimental Film Society Screening

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Monday 24 November at 6pm

24 Nov 2014

The second of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under the Studio 6 Open programme, highlights the reach and stylistic diversity of EFS’ international membership. Bahar Samadi’s haunting, gem-like videos make very personal use of found footage to evoke a mysterious sense of loss and memory. Jason Marsh’s Pitpony and Esperanza Collado’s The Illuminating Gas both explore the raw materiality of celluloid but with contrasting approaches to rhythm. An emphasis on hypnotic rhythm and a willingness to tackle darkly erotic material characterizes the two collaborative pieces in the programme, Dean Kavanagh & Rouzbeh Rashidi’s Homo Sapiens Project (183) and Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain’s Desk 13. And the darkness continues into Hamid Shams Javi’s surreal nightmare vision of family life in contemporary Iran, The Hell With It.

Martin Gale: Territory

Martin Gale: Territory

Martin Gale: Territory

Taylor Galleries

Thursday 20 November, 6 - 8pm

21 Nov 2014 - 6 Dec 2014

Territory consists of a series of new paintings in oil and watercolour. Martin Gale’s work responds to the contemporary Irish landscape, offering an often dark commentary on rural Ireland in which ordinary – even familiar – landscapes become arresting and uneasy. The figures peopling Gale’s landscapes often seem absorbed in something unseen, prompting the viewer to continue the suspended narrative. His realist style is meticulously detailed in execution, with an edge often derived from the psychological tension that is implicit in much of his work.

17 heads 14 handles: MA in Art & Process Exhibition

17 heads 14 handles: MA in Art & Process Exhibition

17 heads 14 handles: MA in Art & Process Exhibition

Thursday 20 November at 7pm

21 Nov 2014 - 5 Dec 2014

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design is pleased to present the annual exhibition by students of the MA in Art & Process.

Damir Ocko: Studies on Shivering

Damir Ocko: Studies on Shivering

Damir Ocko: Studies on Shivering

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Thursday 20 November at 6pm

21 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

This exhibition, ‘Studies on Shivering’, represents part of a wider project by the artist Damir Očko (HR). In this project, the artist creates a dialogue between film, poetry, musical scores, objects and drawing to explore a central theme; the shivering body as a metaphor for resistance and unrest. The title of the film in this exhibition, ‘TK’, comes from the phonetic description of the sound of teeth or stones clashing together. These types of sounds create a visceral, psycho-acoustic response in the listener and the effect is one of Očko’s central concerns.

Maud Cotter: a spatial strategy, resting in advance of activity

Maud Cotter: a spatial strategy, resting in advance of activity

Maud Cotter: a spatial strategy, resting in advance of activity

Crawford Art Gallery

21 Nov 2014 - 6 Dec 2014

The volume of air that inhabits the upper gallery of the CAG will be hung with some 4 – 5 high – tension cables onto which will be placed light responsive plastic. Welded into long sheets they will inhabit the space in advance of The Land of Zero. They will begin an atmosphere by themselves, simply a gesture in advance of the activity that will follow.

Aisling O’Beirn / Bill Albertini / Clive Murphy

Aisling O’Beirn / Bill Albertini / Clive Murphy

Aisling O’Beirn / Bill Albertini / Clive Murphy

Crawford Art Gallery

21 Nov 2014 - 6 Dec 2014

The conceit of The Land of Zero as a landscape allows us to identify a moment of stillness within the ‘amorphous stew’, (Flusser, 1999), which is the present, an artificial nothingness, a chosen moment within which one can examine new forces temporarily held at bay, through lecture, installation, and discussion. The Land of Zero is a radical school within a school, a hybrid of research within ‘showing’ (Monk, 1991), a two-day seminar set in a composite installation in process. It is a place of questioning and examination on a threshold between MA:AP of the Cork College of Art & Design, other practitioners, and the public realm.

Dermot Seymour: Fliskmahaigo

Dermot Seymour: Fliskmahaigo

Dermot Seymour: Fliskmahaigo

Kevin Kavanagh

Thursday 20 November at 6pm

20 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014

‘Contemporary politics is the whim of man promulgated through propaganda of imagery and symbolism. In this manner society has been provided with a new gospel for the faithful that positions questioning and interrogation as part of a dissident heterodoxy. Herein we find Dermot Seymour’s current exhibition, Fliskmahaigo.

Debra Bowden: Beginnings

Debra Bowden: Beginnings

Debra Bowden: Beginnings

Toradh Gallery

Tuesday 18 November at 7pm

19 Nov 2014 - 16 Dec 2014

Debra Bowden is a qualified printmaker with an established international reputation. In 2006 she became the first Irish artist to be awarded a scholarship to Awaji Island, Japan to train with master Japanese woodblock printmakers, for which she received an Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award. Since then she has been invited by the Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo to participate in a touring group exhibition entitled The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn.

Motivational Deficit…

Motivational Deficit…

Motivational Deficit…

Crawford Art Gallery

Thursday 13 November at 6pm

14 Nov 2014 - 17 Jan 2015

Motivational Deficit… at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork features the work of eight contemporary Irish artists, whom within their art-making practice have marked the pervasive nature of how recession and austerity has crept, and sometimes smashed, into our lives.

Gerard Carson

Gerard Carson

Gerard Carson

Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 13 November, 6 - 8pm

14 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014

Making use of alternating mediums and techniques such as sculpture, painting, and drawing, Gerard Carson’s works are composed of dynamic, hard-edged forms and striking colour tones that echo characteristics of electronic technology and minimalist aesthetics. His works are often comprised of multiple objects, of varying scales and volume that are arranged within modular assemblages, whereby each individual object expresses a playful cooperation.

Karl Burke

Karl Burke

Karl Burke

Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 13 November, 6 - 8pm

14 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014

Karl Burke is an artist and musician interested in exploring the poetics of space. Using simple material such as wood and box steel Burke creates schematic architectural environments that probe issues such a proportion, transparency and delineation. Burke’s sculptures, spare and elegant, often incorporate a single module that is presented in different aspects. There is an experimental, even, playful attitude in the work. His pieces partner the space in which they are shown to unlock a choreography of possibilities about interior space, both actual and metaphorical, and how its is constructed and encountered.

FUTURES 14

FUTURES 14

FUTURES 14

Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 13 November, 6 - 8pm

14 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014

Karl Burke is an artist and musician interested in exploring the poetics of space. Using simple material such as wood and box steel Burke creates schematic architectural environments that probe issues such a proportion, transparency and delineation. Burke’s sculptures, spare and elegant, often incorporate a single module that is presented in different aspects. There is an experimental, even, playful attitude in the work. His pieces partner the space in which they are shown to unlock a choreography of possibilities about interior space, both actual and metaphorical, and how its is constructed and encountered.

Michelle Byrne: Via Magna

Michelle Byrne: Via Magna

Michelle Byrne: Via Magna

Olivier Cornet Gallery

Sunday 9 November at 3pm

9 Nov 2014 - 7 Dec 2014

Michelle Byrne is a sculptor living and working in the Blackstairs region of County Carlow. Since Graduating from GMIT, Galway in 1992 Michelle has exhibited in group shows in Ireland, the UK and France.

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 7 November, 6 - 8:30pm

8 Nov 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

IMMA presents the first major exhibition in Dublin by Turner Prize Nominee Duncan Campbell. Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell ‘s (b. 1972) artistic production spans several media and concerns itself with the power of stories and the boundaries between the actual and the imagined, historical narrative and media representation, record and interpretation.

Primal Architecture

Primal Architecture

Primal Architecture

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 7 November, 6 - 8:30pm

8 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

This exhibition borrows its title from an iconic work by the influential American artist Mike Kelley Primal Architecture (1995) in which the artist uses sculptural forms to map a history of his personal genealogy.

Additions 2014

Additions 2014

Additions 2014

Bourn Vincent Gallery

Friday 7 November at 11:45am

8 Nov 2014 - 1 Dec 2014

Artists included: Comhghall Casey • Vivienne Dick • Brian Duggan • Joe Dunne RHA • Jason Ellis • Des Farrell • Nuala Goodman • Seán Hillen • Cian McLoughlin • George Potter RHA • Blaise Smith ARHA • Joe Wilson

Programme of Events: Civil Rights: We have it in our power…

Programme of Events: Civil Rights: We have it in our power…

Programme of Events: Civil Rights: We have it in our power…

VOID

8 Nov 2014 - 23 Dec 2014

Void Engage is a new programme which sets out to actively welcome all sections of the community into the gallery. Our aim is to place participation, enjoyment and learning at the heart of Void, making contemporary visual art accessible to visitors of all ages, working with communities from every area.

John Behan RHA: Famine

John Behan RHA: Famine

John Behan RHA: Famine

Solomon Fine Art

7 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of work by Ireland’s foremost sculptor in bronze John Behan RHA. Behan’s latest works focus on one of his most enduring themes, Famine Ships and works relating to the Great Famine.

Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination

Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination

Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Thursday 6 November at 6:30pm

7 Nov 2014 - 29 Mar 2015

This exhibition and related events explore the current place of civic ideals in urban life and contemporary art practice. It references Dublin’s 1914 Civic Exhibition which was inspired by the work of Scottish biologist, sociologist and planner Patrick Geddes and which attempted to re-imagine Dublin as “the phoenix of cities” during a period of economic, social and political strife. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists’ responses to the urban environment using different strategies to understand and represent the city. It includes work by Stephen Brandes, Mark Clare, Cliona Harmey, Vagabond Reviews, Stéphanie Nava and Mary-Ruth Walsh.

Israel Kessler: Death at Tomb St

Israel Kessler: Death at Tomb St

Israel Kessler: Death at Tomb St

3 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014

For the month of November the face of Death will loom out from two adjoining billboards over the city streets at the corner of Corporation St and Dunbar link. Underneath the towering Royal Mail building we see John Costello, a casual mail worker, as Death manifest in the form of a clown.

Civil Rights: We have it in our power to begin the world over again

Civil Rights: We have it in our power to begin the world over again

Civil Rights: We have it in our power to begin the world over again

VOID

Saturday 25 October, 7:30 - 10pm

25 Oct 2014 - 20 Dec 2014

We have it in our power to begin the world over again is a quote by the political activist and theorist Thomas Paine who believed in the possibilities of change and the ultimate power of people. The concept for the exhibition originated in a conversation in October 2013 while Maolíosa Boyle was curating Lynette Yiadom Boakye’s work as part of The Turner Prize.

Marie Hanlon: Everything We See

Marie Hanlon: Everything We See

Marie Hanlon: Everything We See

Solstice Arts Centre

24 Oct 2014 - 6 Dec 2014

This exhibition deals with the complexities of seeing and our understanding of what it is we see.Through a diverse range of work encompassing installation, video, drawing and sound, Marie Hanlon presents pieces which engage the viewer in questions of perception: what is real, what is fiction, can we ‘know’ based on what we ‘see’ and do our assumptions hide the truth. Each artwork requires the viewer to dwell on the act of seeing or to renegotiate existing perceptions.

Frank Browne: Through the Lens

Frank Browne: Through the Lens

Frank Browne: Through the Lens

Farmleigh Gallery

Saturday 1 November, 2 - 4pm

23 Oct 2014 - 23 Dec 2014

Father Browne took his first photographs during a European tour in 1897, just before joining the Jesuits. These pictures convey something of the remarkable talent of a man who was to emerge as the most significant Irish photographer in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1912 his Titanic photographs brought international fame chaplain to the Irish Guards. In 1921 took his final vows and still suffering from war wounds he went to Australia to recuperate and made a superb series of photographs of life in that country. On his return to Ireland he continued to record aspects of Irish ways of life both personal and corporate which, when added to his pictures in South Africa, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Spain and England constitute a fascinating interpretation of a rapidly evolving world. He was active in the photo-exhibition world and wrote articles for “The Kodak Magazine”. During this time he made 41,500 negatives. He died in 1960 and his work was largely forgotten.

Jim McKeever: Significant Objects

Jim McKeever: Significant Objects

Jim McKeever: Significant Objects

ADF Gallery

21 Oct 2014 - 28 Nov 2014

This exhibition tells the story of John, who was placed in care with the Sisters of Nazareth at just one day old and didn’t leave the system until seventeen years later. Collaborating with John over two years, photographer Jim McKeever has created an intense narrative visualising places and objects that represent physical and mental pain.

Amy Walsh: The Talking Earth

Amy Walsh: The Talking Earth

Amy Walsh: The Talking Earth

Butler Gallery

Saturday 18 October, 2 - 4pm

18 Oct 2014 - 14 Dec 2014

The wonder of the night sky has been constant since the dawn of civilization. It has inspired countless generations of poets, scientists and artists. Amy Walsh has created two interrelated bodies of work that were photographed in artist residencies in New South Wales. Songlines was shot in the Shoalhaven area of NSW at The Bundanon Trust in December 2012 and The Talking Earth was shot at The Broken Hill Art Exchange in the City of Broken Hill in the far west region of NSW in July 2014.

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

24 Sep 2014 - 18 Jan 2015

In 1917 the British Ministry of Information commissioned several well-known British artists to produce a series of images on different aspects of the war effort. The aim was to encourage a war-weary public and raise support for the war effort. The images by various artists illustrate some of the changing attitudes at the time such as the role of women in the war, the industry of war and the casualties of war. The lithographs were divided into “Efforts” with nine artists producing six lithographs each on different aspects of the war effort, including Christopher Wynne Nevinson, William Rothenstein and Claude Shepperson.

Mary McIntyre: An Interior Landscape

Mary McIntyre: An Interior Landscape

Mary McIntyre: An Interior Landscape

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

Saturday 13 September at 5:30pm

12 Sep 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Mary McIntyre’s photographs often present forgotten and overlooked spaces on the margins. Her work captures the transformation that occurs when for a fleeting moment, the play of light can transform a mundane, sub-urban environment into a resonant place.

Sean Lynch: For the Birds

Sean Lynch: For the Birds

Sean Lynch: For the Birds

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

Saturday 13 September at 5:30pm

12 Sep 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

VISUAL present a major exhibition by Sean Lynch, Ireland’s representative at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Over the last decade, Lynch’s installations, sculptures and publications have explored the subjective layers of Irish history and offered alternative readings of the influences that shape our society today.

Two Views of Carlow – Adam Bohanna (1968-) & Frank O’Meara (1853-1888)

Two Views of Carlow – Adam Bohanna (1968-) & Frank O’Meara (1853-1888)

Two Views of Carlow – Adam Bohanna (1968-) & Frank O’Meara (1853-1888)

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

6 Sep 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Two Views of Carlow features work by Carlow artists, Frank O’Meara (1853-1888) and contemporary painter Adam Bohanna. Although working in different times, both practices explore landscape as a medium that reflects place, identity and the ways in which we inhabit our environments.

Boyle Civic Collection

Boyle Civic Collection

Boyle Civic Collection

Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 4 September, 6 - 8pm

5 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014

Boyle Arts Festival was established over 25 years ago as a small festival giving a platform to local poets, singers and visual artists. Over the next few years it developed so that by the 1990’s the visual artists exhibiting were of national importance. Alongside the Art exhibition the Arts Festival also developed a well regarded national profile. In 1990 it was decided that the commission made on the sale of paintings would be used to acquire works of art for the town of Boyle. The first two paintings by Joe Hanley and John Moore, being purchased in 1990 by Mr. Fergus Ahern and Mr. Barry Feely.

Gary Coyle RHA

Gary Coyle RHA

Gary Coyle RHA

Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 4 September, 6 - 8pm

5 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014

Born in 1965, Gary Coyle graduated from the National College of Art Dublin in 1989 and the Royal College of Art London, where he studied Sculpture, in 1996. He was elected a member of the RHA in 2007 and Aosdana in 2009. His work embraces various media – Drawing, Photography and, more recently, Spoken Word / Performance. He has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally.

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.