Leinster – Dublin
23rd – 29th May | Opening: 23rd May at 6pm
The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
The Lighthouse Cinema presents Kiln Paint – A 2nd year NCAD paint exhibition. This exciting event commences on the 23rd of May running until the 29th of May in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield , Dublin 7.
The title references the 2nd year paint studios which are situated in the old kiln room of the granary building in NCAD. The work included in the exhibition is a thematic consideration extended across a variety of mediums, by 26 emerging artists.
The artists which feature are:
Geraldine Donoghue, Mick O’Doherty, Sean Grimes, Mark Holburn, Eleanor White, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah Ward, Eileen O’ Sullivan, Joseph Terence, Ciarán Doyle, Luke Byrne, Larry Dunne, Salvatore Fullam, Louise Donnelly, Loretta Moore, Shane Berkery, Lisa Curry, Nathan Cahill, Deanna Alexandria, Lou Kelly, Lauren Stewart-Clancy, Laura Earley, Claire O’ Sullivan, Riin Kaljurand, Danyal Fox and Eimear Murphy.
25th May – 13th July | Opening: 24th at 6pm
Rua Red, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
Examining Aesthetics delves into the world of open source language processing, examining how artists have been influenced by a digital way of seeing, while developing their practice beyond screen interfaces. The show features the work of Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD, and Pixel Noizz – David Zsauder, and illustrates how code and its aesthetic has moved from the screen to other media, including projection, 3D printing and digital printing.
Each artist takes culturally significant data as a starting point for their practice. By applying algorithmic and generative strategies to their coding practice, this work explores how code can be interpreted and communicated beyond the screen.
May 23rd | 7 – 8pm
The Lab, Foley St., Dublin 1.
“Instead of ‘criticism’ being an act of judgement addressed to a clear-cut object of criticism, we now recognise not just our own imbrication in the object or cultural moment, but also the performative nature of an action or stance we might be taking in relation to it”. (Irit Rogoff, ‘What is a Theorist?’)
For the duration of Public Gesture, Debbie Guinnane and several invited artists and writers have been involved in creating a series of texts responding to selected exhibitions, on show at The Lab’s Cube Gallery, on Foley St, Dublin.
Each person; artist-writer-critic-interpreter, has been conducting their own ‘critical’ research experiments into the live encounter with art objects on-site as exhibited and will be presenting the findings of their research to the public for this event.
This event is scheduled as part of Public Gesture 2013. Public Gesture is an annual experimental exhibition of projects by students of the MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVIS) at IADT.
Names of the artists and writers who have contributed to this event and will be in attendance has yet to be confirmed, and will be revealed soon. Please keep an eye on the link attached.
Past, Passing, or to Come
24th May – 8th June
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The Taylor Galleries presents Past, Passing, or to Come an exhibition of paintings by Garrett Cormican.
Economics & The Immaterial
25th May – 13th July | Opening: 24th May at 6pm
Rua Red, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
How do we give value to immaterial goods? How are digital images bought and sold? What is the relationship between economics and digital aesthetics? How can curators and artists create new platforms and models for the creation of economic exchange? These are some of the questions that this show attempts to answer. In a group show that features 30 international net artists, a unique platform for viewing and interacting with digital artwork will be created. The exhibition is composed of two parts – an online interactive website, and a gallery based exhibition.
In section 1 of the exhibition, each artist is represented by an AR-code – an augmented reality marker embedded with visual information that can only be viewed with the aid of a computer or smart-phone. As visitors walk through the gallery, they interact with the markers using either their smart-phone or one of the tablets provided by the gallery.
Section 2 consists of a video game that users can play, collecting the artworks and codes that have been created for the exhibition. These codes can be used to access a special part of our website, where a range of limited edition apparel and printed works will be made available for the duration of Glitch.
23rd – 26th May | Opening: 23rd May at 6pm
Avenue Road Gallery, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8
The Avenue Road Gallery presents Photoworks, a photographic exhibition, held by 2nd Year Griffith College students of BA in Photographic Media.
23rd May – 21st June
Talbot Gallery & Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
Daniel was the winner of 2012 Talbot Gallery Studio’s inaugural Most Promising Graduate Award and this show marks the culmination of his residency. The closing of the exhibition will be marked by handing over the keys of the studio to the winner of the Most Promising Graduate Award 2013.
You go towards the door of a pub but instead of going in you turn right and go up a flight of stairs. At the top you emerge into a narrow white walled room. There are large windows on your left and a bar on your right. The room is the same shape as the pub below but it is not the same kind of space. Although huddled clusters have formed around stories and pieces of furniture much as they would in a pub. These clusters are new works by Daniel Tuomey, they are what there is to be seen here. I do not wish to tell you too much about them in advance, but as an elliptical introduction to them let us examine the anomalous rhetorical feature of the above paragraph. A ‘you’ has been used. It is an unclear ‘you’: who exactly does it address? It suffers (or perhaps benefits) from the english language’s strange decision to address individuals and groups with the same word. It allows the writer to be disingenuous with you, the ‘you’ goads you, flirts with you, treats you as if you were the only ‘you’ it addresses. Even to describe it I must once again employ it. I apologise for it. It is a particularly blunt instrument.
Daniel Tuomey’s works are the result of an investigation of how stories and subjects crystallize and form in relation to objects. Often these objects are made using formal and aesthetic strategies which are indebted to various 20th century moments and traditions of art and design, and the stories that stick to them range from involved explorations of social history to fleeting glimpses of the subjective status of the artist and the audience in the art-viewing exchange. This current body of work deals in various ways with the coincidence and confluence of the emerging object and the emerging thought.in Visual Culture Thesis
23rd May – 22nd June
Cross Gallery, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8
The Cross Gallery presents Ambivalence a solo exhibition by artist Clea van der Grijn.
Exhibition continues until the 1st of June
Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the arch, off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Michael Timmins is heavily influenced by his travels and his interest in observing the space around him. Using his camera as a means to document the places he has been, his lithograph prints become almost like a visual diary. This series of prints is based on photographs Michael has taken over the past six years. Some of the works rely heavily on inspiration directly from the photograph, while other prints take on a life of their own and become something entirely new. This series focuses primarily on the use of light in the photographs, and how the light changes at different times throughout the year.
Niamh McGuinne’s training as a fine art conservator has influenced how she approaches the concepts of permanence and timelessness, and how these can distort reality and our perceptions of the spaces around us. “Surreal Estate” explores the themes of dereliction and abandonment with an installation combining print, sculpture and animated film mediums, with 22 cuboid boxes containing etchings and prints of empty rooms. Examining the relationship between shadows, reflections and windows, and the effect that ageing can have on a place, Niamh challenges the spectator to glimpse the interiors of their own lives, and see what secrets and debris lie there.
powers + √ roots
23rd May – 21st June | Opening: 22nd May at 6pm
Pallas Projects/Studios, 115 – 117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
Opening hours: Thurs – Sat, 12pm – 6pm
powers + √ roots is the second exhibition informed by a longstanding critical dialogue between artists Dave Madigan and Méadhbh O’Connor. Here, the two artists explore their interests in networks and energy systems, both natural and man-made. Both artists will present large-scale sculptural installations using very different approaches. These include a working, handmade, ‘marvellous machine’ that is a crossover between a still, steam boiler, water wheel and wind turbine; an installation comprising the charred remains of spent organic and carbon-based fuel; an installation of living weeds growing through asphalt; and more.
By deliberately adopting different strategies, both artists seek to examine the legacy of energy production and trace changing attitudes associated with different periods of technological development, from the earliest discoveries of electricity in the mid-nineteenth century to the growing, consequent environmental anxieties of today which are emerging as a defining cultural concern of the 21st century. Madigan and O’Connor have elected to present individual works in reference to these different points in history, with the aim to expose both disparities and correlations, and ultimate causal relationship between the two.
Dave Madigan’s practice is centred on both the liberating and failing consequences of the technological age. Reworking electronic and industrial detritus, he employs large-scale sculpture and installation, which primarily involves metal fabrication and heavy construction. Méadhbh O’Connor works at the conjunction of art and science. She works through sculpture, installation and photography, and has progressively followed a path toward working with scientists and experts in other fields. She is presently artist-in-residence in the UCD College of Science. Both artists studied together in I.A.D.T. Dublin, where they graduated with first-class honours in 2009. They have since forged both individually and collaboratively-driven practices, informed by their shared interest in the implications of the techno-scientific age.