19 – 21 February | Opening: 18 February at 6pm
Ormond Studios, 6 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1
Opening hours: 12-4pm
Chloe Brenan, Kieran Gallagher, Eoin O’Dowd, Mary-Jo Gilligan, Jessica Kelly, Steven Maybury, Louise McGrath, Helena Tobin and Keshet Zur
2016… is a spontaneous exhibition by members of Ormond Studios, an independent artist-led space in Dublin City. The title announces a here and now, whilst invoking an unknown, or perhaps an invitation to imagine. It also serves as a simple framing device, with some works emerging literally from within dimensions of 20 x 16.
Rather than adhering to a strict overarching curatorial theme, each piece represents a fleeting point in an ongoing creative practice, each with a defined direction specific to each maker, but with an open-ended, undetermined procedural trajectory.
To bring these disparate points together is to reflect on the nature of the shared studio space: a crossroads for converging and divergent pathways.
Artworks appear as both full stops and ellipses, self-contained yet loaded with the possibility inherent in the unstated, suggesting infinite permutations of form and interpretation.