Current Visual Arts Dnotes

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.

Stephanie Hough: In Pursuit of Leisure

Stephanie Hough: In Pursuit of Leisure

Stephanie Hough: In Pursuit of Leisure

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Friday 24 October at 6pm

24 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014

Debut Solo exhibition of recent work by artist Stephanie Hough curated by Pluck Gallery. Hough’s work focuses on how society is warped in the prism of pop culture, scrutinizing versions of recreation presented by the media. With typical wit and intelligence, Hough produces works that wryly dissect the culture of commodified leisure, creating an exhibition that is smart, funny and provocative.

Tim Hawkesworth: Morning

Tim Hawkesworth: Morning

Tim Hawkesworth: Morning

Hillsboro Fine Art

Thursday 23 October, 6 - 8pm

24 Oct 2014 - 22 Nov 2014

Hillsboro Fine Art is delighted to present US-based Irish artist Tim Hawkesworth’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Educated at Trinity College Dublin and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Hawkesworth’s work forms part of important museum, public and private collections around the world including: Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA; Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland; Arkansas Arts Center, USA and many others.

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.

Maria Simonds-Gooding: Enclosed Worlds

Maria Simonds-Gooding: Enclosed Worlds

Maria Simonds-Gooding: Enclosed Worlds

Taylor Galleries

Thursday 16 October, 6 to 8pm

17 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014

Following on from the recent success of Maria Simonds-Gooding: A Retrospective at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Taylor Galleries is delighted to present Enclosed Worlds, an exhibition of recent work by Maria Simonds-Gooding. The exhibition mostly features smaller works in plaster, and tapestry. Enclosed Worlds will be opened by Catherine Marshall at the private view, which takes place on Thursday 16 October 2014, 6 to 8pm, and the exhibition continues from 17 October to 15 November 2014.

Mick O’Dea: The Split

Mick O’Dea: The Split

Mick O’Dea: The Split

Kevin Kavanagh

Thursday 16 October at 6pm

17 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present The Split by Mick O’Dea. Continuing the themes explored in Black and Tan (2010) and Trouble (2012), O’Dea has produced large-scale paintings that draw on a wide range of photographic sources.

John Fitzsimons: Recollections

John Fitzsimons: Recollections

John Fitzsimons: Recollections

Olivier Cornet Gallery

14 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014

With this new body of work Fitzsimons’ practice has developed both thematically and technically. The artist has painted his typically abstracted planar landscapes or dreamscapes, though a new atmospheric quality has been rendered with layers of thinly mixed paint and washes to create an impression of inhabitable depth.

Gordon Ashbridge: For God and Ulster

Gordon Ashbridge: For God and Ulster

Gordon Ashbridge: For God and Ulster

Gallery of Photography

Thursday 16 October at 6.30pm

11 Oct 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

For God and Ulster brings together different worlds, highlighting tensions between the experience of community and an increasingly fragmented society. As a child growing up in Belfast, Gordon Ashbridge’s spiritual roots were in the Brethren, a Christian evangelical movement which had its beginnings in Dublin in the 1830s. In his colour photographic series ‘God Willing’ and ‘The Word Unadorned’ Ashbridge examines the people, places and architecture of this once radical movement as it struggles for relevance in a post-Christian society. He does not attempt to judge the values of this ordinarily closed world. The subjects that Ashbridge has turned his camera towards are familiar to him. His work takes the viewer beyond the strident stereotypes of Protestant cultures in Ulster –revealing instead an insider’s intimate space.

Leah Beggs: Wherever You Go, There You Are

Leah Beggs: Wherever You Go, There You Are

Leah Beggs: Wherever You Go, There You Are

Solomon Fine Art

Thursday 9 October, 6 - 8pm

10 Oct 2014 - 1 Nov 2014

This is Begg’s first solo and, much anticipated, exhibition with the gallery, having successfully exhibited in a group show in 2013, She has also shown extensively throughout Ireland and very recently in London to great acclaim. She received a Diploma in Fine Art from Dun Laoghaire Colllege of Art and Design in 1996 and is based in Oughterard, Co. Galway.

Sonja Landweer: Desire

Sonja Landweer: Desire

Sonja Landweer: Desire

Coach House Gallery

Thursday 9 October, 6 - 8pm

10 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

The Office of Public Works and Dublin Castle are enormously proud to mount this Retrospective Exhibition of Sonja Landweer’s Jewellery and Body Ornaments at The Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle. Landweer, the internationally celebrated Dutch artist, was born in Amsterdam in 1933. In 1952, she studied ceramics at the Amsterdam School of Industrial Design, the Rietveld Academie. In the early 1960s Landweer moved to Ireland where she has lived for over fifty years. She first came to teach at the Kilkenny Design Workshops where she was Artist-in Residence. The unique Irish landscape had magical resonances for her and became her home, offering endless inspiration.

Paul Woods: The Iron Harvest

Paul Woods: The Iron Harvest

Paul Woods: The Iron Harvest

Farmleigh Gallery

9 Oct 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. Warfare and conflict are the predominant themes in the work of the artist Paul Woods. He believes that events of the past, though often unresolved or misrepresented, have a great influence on our understanding of society and community now. Through his art he deals with past and present traumas from history and tries to engage the viewers in the process of deconstructing generally accepted opinions.

Niall Leavy: Luminous

Niall Leavy: Luminous

Niall Leavy: Luminous

Toradh Gallery

Tuesday 7 October at 7pm

8 Oct 2014 - 4 Nov 2014

Meath-based Niall Leavy is a professional artist working from his studio in Stamullen, Co. Meath. Niall has been a practicing artist for nearly 20 years and has had a very successful solo show at the Sol Gallery Dublin, a number of successful appearances at Art Source in the RDS, and exhibited in the UK and earlier this year has had his work showcased at the Milan and Singapore Affordable Art Fairs. Niall has built a strong following for his vibrant, uplifting & very distinctive art, with a number of corporate and individual collectors through exhibitions and his website at www.niallleavy.com. The Office of Public Works (OPW) has recently acquired a second painting for their collection.

Ciarán Walsh: Beyond Other Voices

Ciarán Walsh: Beyond Other Voices

Ciarán Walsh: Beyond Other Voices

Galway Arts Centre

Friday 3 October at 6pm

3 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

Galway Arts Centre is delighted to present Beyond Other Voices, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Ciarán Walsh. The exhibition continues Walsh’s intertwined explorations into personal and collective memory, the museological uncanny, and the allegorical structures of science-fiction. The works stage provisional theatres within the gallery space, suggesting a number of spectral figurations that are drawn from the varied cultural artefacts with which he engages.

Elain Byrne: RAUMPLAN

Elain Byrne: RAUMPLAN

Elain Byrne: RAUMPLAN

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 25 September, 6 - 8pm

26 Sep 2014 - 20 Nov 2014

RAUMPLAN, meaning space plan or the yet unrealized vision of a space follows on from Byrne’s earlier work RAUM (2013) which questioned the desire to escape an unchanging state of inertia in order to free oneself to live within what might be thought of as a literally utopian “non-space.” RAUM (which won the Arte Laguna Sculpture Prize 2014 at Venice) features objects and photos from a deserted cottage in Askeaton, County Limerick combined with an architectural utopian design from 1924 will also be installed at Limerick City Gallery of Art.

Lida Abdul, Rita Duffy, Jamal Penjweny: White – Lest we Forget

Lida Abdul, Rita Duffy, Jamal Penjweny: White – Lest we Forget

Lida Abdul, Rita Duffy, Jamal Penjweny: White – Lest we Forget

Limerick City Gallery of Art

26 Sep 2014 - 18 Nov 2014

In this year where World War One is at the forefront of memory, and where we are exhorted to remember those who paid the ultimate price for their country and their beliefs, this exhibition joins those paying homage by looking at how war continues in this day, and how the lives of ordinary people go on after battle has raged.

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.

Ann Murphy and Christine Lebeck: Fugue State

Ann Murphy and Christine Lebeck: Fugue State

Ann Murphy and Christine Lebeck: Fugue State

Mermaid Arts Centre

Thursday 18 September at 6pm

19 Sep 2014 - 8 Nov 2014

The work in this two-person exhibition is concerned with the passage of time and the interplay between light and shadow, inside and outside. Using the medium of photography, Lebeck traces the passage of time through the transforming effect of light and shadow playing over the interior of her house and the ever changing skies outside. Murphy’s fragile, transparent sculptures and installations seem to dissolve into the space they are exhibited in. The play of light is both revealing and concealing as it changes throughout the day, transforming the shape and colour of the work. The juxtaposition of the two artists’ work sets up a dialogue between containment and fluidity, weight and weightlessness, object and space.

Aisling O’Beirn: Quaternion Quest

Aisling O’Beirn: Quaternion Quest

Aisling O’Beirn: Quaternion Quest

LAB, The

Thursday 11 September, 6 - 8pm

12 Sep 2014 - 8 Nov 2014

In 1843 the Irish mathematician Hamilton had been long mulling over the problem of how to multiply in 3D space. Whilst walking from Dunsink Observatory to the Royal Irish Academy, in a moment of sudden realisation and least he forget it, he inscribed the formula for Quaternion multiplication on Broom Bridge.

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.

Maria Simonds-Gooding: A Retrospective

Maria Simonds-Gooding: A Retrospective

Maria Simonds-Gooding: A Retrospective

Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 4 September, 6 - 8pm

5 Sep 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

This exhibition continues a series of retrospective exhibitions initiated by the RHA to present and document the finest senior artists working in Ireland today. In the past decade, under this programme, we have presented work by Barrie Cooke, Martin Gale, Edward Delaney, Stephen McKenna, Robert Ballagh and Carey Clarke. We now have the honour of featuring the sublime work of Maria Simonds-Gooding.

Paul Murnaghan: Penumbra

Paul Murnaghan: Penumbra

Paul Murnaghan: Penumbra

Royal Hibernian Academy

Thursday 4 September, 6 - 8pm

5 Sep 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

For the past six years, Paul Murnaghan has used the garden at the rear of his home/studio as a form of ontological notebook. Ideas that developed in parallel to experiment and exhibition are reconsidered and articulated through the lens and through a more personal framework. The work’s content includes both recordings of opportune moments and structured scenarios, which reflect a glimpsed understanding of things peripheral to knowing, in an attempt to reveal the visible and the invisible through a multitude of methods.

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.

Nathaniel Mellors: The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview

Nathaniel Mellors: The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview

Nathaniel Mellors: The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Thursday 4 September, 6 - 8pm

5 Sep 2014 - 1 Nov 2014

The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview is a new film work by British artist Nathaniel Mellors. The action focuses on an interview between Truson, a character from Mellor’s earlier work Ourhouse and an apparently genuine Neanderthal man.

The site for the interview is the exterior of a large cave called “E-Den”. (in fact the location of the original 1960s Batcave in Griffiths Park, Los Angeles). This metaphorical place is meant to represent the shift from the hunter-gatherer mode of human existence to the more knowledge-based Neolithic way of life, in which people began to rely on farming and ownership of land. This period of change in human history can be seen as the starting point of the modern economy of ownership, and the subsequent slide into ecological unsustainability.

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

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.

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.