Current Visual Arts Dnotes

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.

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

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.

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.

John Fitzsimons: Recollections

John Fitzsimons: Recollections

John Fitzsimons: Recollections

The Octagonal Room

Thursday 2 October at 6pm

3 Oct 2014 - 13 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.

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.

Jane O’Malley: A Selection from Recent Work

Jane O’Malley: A Selection from Recent Work

Jane O’Malley: A Selection from Recent Work

Taylor Galleries

Thursday 25 September, 6 - 8pm

26 Sep 2014 - 11 Oct 2014

A Selection from Recent Work features new mixed media works on paper as well as Chinese ink sketches, pastels and larger oil paintings on board. Most of the work references the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote and the paintings and drawings in the exhibition are characterised by O’Malley’s typically saturated colouration and her interest in creating a dialogue between everyday domestic objects – jugs, bowls, fruit – and the landscape. Furrowed fields are glimpsed through window frames and stretch out past tabletops and terraces to the horizon, giving her work a depth that draws the viewer into the landscape.

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.

Experimental Film Society screening

Experimental Film Society screening

Experimental Film Society screening

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Monday 22 September at 6pm

22 Sep 2014 - 22 Nov 2014

The first programme will showcase the five EFS members who are from or are currently based in Ireland: Rouzbeh Rashidi, Maximilian Le Cain, Dean Kavanagh, Michael Higgins and Jann Clavadetscher. The films selected will identify the specific qualities of each filmmaker, as well as indicating where they overlap and the fruitful history of collaboration that they share.

Rebecca Crowell: Places Within

Rebecca Crowell: Places Within

Rebecca Crowell: Places Within

Gormley's Fine Art, Dublin

19 Sep 2014 - 11 Oct 2014

The works in the exhibition are the results of the artist’s fellowships at the renowned Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo in 2013. Here Crowell depicts Ireland in her distinctive atmospheric and abstract style.

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.

Yvonne Cullivan: In the Current

Yvonne Cullivan: In the Current

Yvonne Cullivan: In the Current

Library and Civic Centre

Friday 19 September, 7:30 - 9pm

19 Sep 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

In the Current consists of eight short films produced by the artist following a period of research and sustained engagement with residents and specialists from the Belturbet area.

Ross Cochrane: Newfoundland

Ross Cochrane: Newfoundland

Ross Cochrane: Newfoundland

The Courthouse

Friday 19 September at 6:30pm

19 Sep 2014 - 9 Oct 2014

Newfoundland is a record of the artist’s journey and exploration of luminal landscapes and ‘edge-lands’ within Cavan Town and surrounding areas. By examining places through touch, the artist rediscovers and opens a dialogue into a sequence of ever-changing and diminishing landscapes, which intersect between former ecologies and new consumer topographies. The aim of the exhibition is to explore memories that remain embedded in the material fabric of the landscape, and which relate to a common community consciousness which the artist depicts, as a real defined object.

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair: Kingdom Come

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair: Kingdom Come

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair: Kingdom Come

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Thursday 18 September at 6pm

19 Sep 2014 - 11 Oct 2014

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair’s exhibition Kingdom Come takes the debris of redundant, toppled historical monuments and imbues them with bright, lurid pinks, yellows, greens,blues and the gaudiness and synthetics of consumer capitalism. Obelisks,columns and plinths are embedded in the aesthetic language of power and control. Re-imagined here, they become shaky, ridiculous totems to a precarious empire; their potency suffused with frivolousness and flippancy. The solemn austerity of pompous tyrants is disrupted with playfulness and pleasure and the monuments are denied their heroic autonomy.Doireann Ní Ghrioghair is the winner of the 2013 Now Wakes the Sea Award.Graduating in 2010 with an MA in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art,London, she is currently undertaking a long-term residency at Firestation Studios, Dublin. Previous exhibitions include Now Wakes the Sea, Kinsale Arts Festival 2013, Creekside Open 13 &’11, APT Gallery London, curated by Ceri Hand and Phyllida Barlow respectively and After the Future, Eva International,Limerick curated by Annie Fletcher. Doireann will be giving anartist’s talk on Wednesday the 24th of September at 11.30am.

Paddy McCann: Well

Paddy McCann: Well

Paddy McCann: Well

Hillsboro Fine Art

Thursday 18 September, 6 - 8pm

19 Sep 2014 - 18 Oct 2014

A new series of paintings from one of Ireland’s most critically acclaimed contemporary painters.

Irish Polish Society Annual Art Exhibition

Irish Polish Society Annual Art Exhibition

Irish Polish Society Annual Art Exhibition

19 Sep 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

The annual art exhibition, showing the talents of our Irish, Polish, Spanish & Lithuanian members. A rang of work on display: oil and acrylic painting, ceramics, sculpture, original prints and mixed media. The works exhibited cover a range of artistic disciplines – etchings, watercolours, prints, pastels, sketches, oils, acrylics, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media, by members of the Irish Polish Society.

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.

Kieran Crowley: Oh! The Drama!

Kieran Crowley: Oh! The Drama!

Kieran Crowley: Oh! The Drama!

Solomon Fine Art

Thursday 11 September, 6 - 8pm

12 Sep 2014 - 4 Oct 2014

Crowley’s latest exhibition is characteristically figurative, featuring close-cropped nudes, intimate portraits and self-portraits, each celebrating his subject’s unique personality and physicality.  The majority of the work is bound together within a context of both drama & melodrama.  Some of it is constituted, detailing the more difficult decisions people have to make, as well as the sometimes arduous consequences that follow.  In some cases the works are grouped together in twos or threes, referencing a common style of narrative that makes the idea of melodrama so attractive to those who immerse themselves in it.  Other pieces are intended to provide a casual commentary on the most inconsequential situations: plants that look emotional, heightened individuals being caught off-guard and ‘unhappy’ clothes.

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.

Dorothy Cross: Eye of Shark

Dorothy Cross: Eye of Shark

Dorothy Cross: Eye of Shark

Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall

Friday 5 September, 6 - 8pm

6 Sep 2014 - 19 Oct 2014

For a decade Cross has used representations and the skins of sharks as a recurring theme in her practice. In Eye of Shark the presence of the animal acts as a metaphor for an alternative vision, rooted in the symbolism of the St Carthage Hall as a former place of worship. The literal eye of a shark is housed within the walls gazing upon the congregation, yet hidden from view within a gilded vessel.

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.

Margaret Corcoran: The Abundance

Margaret Corcoran: The Abundance

Margaret Corcoran: The Abundance

Kevin Kavanagh

Thursday 4 September at 6pm

5 Sep 2014 - 4 Oct 2014

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present The Abundance by Margaret Corcoran. This exhibition features new works from her solo show Return to Cythera which was featured earlier this year at The Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.

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.

RDS Student Art Awards

RDS Student Art Awards

RDS Student Art Awards

Bourn Vincent Gallery

Thursday 4 September at 5pm

5 Sep 2014 - 10 Oct 2014

The RDS Student Art Awards has an annual prize fund in excess of €17,000. Encompassing the RDS Taylor Art Award which has been awarded since 1860, the Awards are the most prestigious art awards open to students studying at degree or postgraduate level, enrolled in Irish Art Colleges.

Jonathan Monk

Jonathan Monk

Jonathan Monk

Irish Museum of Modern Art

4 Sep 2014 - 12 Oct 2014

IMMA is pleased to present recent work by Jonathan Monk in its Project Spaces. The works presented at IMMA – All the Possible Combinations of Eight Legs Kicking (One at a Time) II, (2012-13), The Same Time In A Different Place (2012–14) and A Possible Version of Minimal Art: The Movie (2014) – feature the irreverent, witty humour for which the artist is best known. Incorporating movement, elements of performance as well as photographic imagery and everyday objects, while in keeping with his Minimal aesthetic, these works explore the nature of time, as Monk subtly questions our understanding of the passage of time.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.