25th May – 10th June
New York Art Connections Gallery, Long Island, New York
Irish artists Denise Cassidy and Joyce Garvey will be exhibiting with the Euro-Asian International Artist’s Guild at the New York Art Connections Gallery in Long Island, New York from the 25th May to 10th June 2013.
The Memory [box] Room
22nd May – 7th June
SoundFjord, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, LONDON, N15 4ER
Opening hours: THURS: 2-8pm | FRI – SUN: 2pm-6pm | or by informal appointment (RSVP)
The Memory Room is a project by the Cork-based multimedia artist Danny McCarthy, whose pioneering art practice explores a combination of visual and auditory experiences. This new work consists of an ongoing series of installations in conjunction with a new book and CD published by the Irish sound art label, Farpoint Recordings. The project is curated by Anthony Kelly.
Publication Launch and Performance Event:
22nd May 2013 | 7:30 – 9:30pm | FREE – reservation ticket required: www.memoryroomlaunchandperformance.eventbrite.com
With The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea) and special guest, David Toop. “In conversation” and Performance Event:
1st June 2013 | 2:00 – 5:00pm | FREE – reservation ticket required: www.memoryroomconversationandperformance.eventbrite.com
23rd – 26th May
Art Basel, Hong Kong
Kerlin Gallery is delighted to participate in the premier edition of Art Basel Hong Kong presenting Mark Francis, Jaki Irvine and Eoin Mc Hugh along with a major new installation by Liam Gillick in Encounters.
Mark Francis’ new large painting, Chromatic, looks outwards, taking as points of pictorial reference the graphic interpretations of data received by radio telescopes as part of astronomers’ efforts to chart distant zones of the cosmos. Such scientific advances in the power of perception have for Francis come to present vital challenges — and opportunities — for the practice of painting. Intense, saturated colour is employed in a complex but lyrical layering of fluid, translucent horizontal and vertical bands. The formal balance rests in the delicate interplay between transparency and Francis’ recognisable overlying register of hovering forms conveying the artist’s fundamental concerns with order and chaos in interconnected systems and networks.
Jaki Irvine presents 21 photographs on a wallpapered background from a new body of work entitled Shot in Mexico On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared. The images are set in the mountains outside Angangueo, colonies of monarch butterflies cling to trees in the forests, almost indistinguishable from dead leaves. As the sun comes up, penetrating the forest, their numb bodies begin to stir. Thousands of butterflies fill the air. It is impossible to fully appreciate the numbers of butterflies here. Likewise the sheer wonder of such a spectacle is impossible to grasp. This annual migration takes place in a country where the numbers of victims of atrocities has reached unimaginable proportions. This too, like the butterfly colonies is impossible to grasp, to fully appreciate the full horror of its depth and scale.
Eoin McHugh’s sculptures, drawings and paintings have recently begun to advance his analytic instincts — and his impulse towards representational mischief-making — in directions beyond painting: the distorted realities of his art are now being dramatised in elaborate sculptural forms, bringing another dimension of freakish versatility to his enigmatic, surprising art.
For Encounters Liam Gillick presents a major new installation, Complete Bin Development. A sequence of towered structures which comprise a series of open frameworks in a series of permutations. The work relates to the research into possible permutations available within car body production just prior to the introduction of completely automated production systems. At the same time the works are abstractions in their own right. The height of each stack is only limited by standard engineering rules. Each work can be constructed from any number of permutations of the wall structures. The works can be sited in exterior or interior locations. Any number of stacks can be located near each other – always separated by at least 1.50m.
DISCOVERIES presentation of BRENDAN EARLEY
Hall 1 BOOTH C44
Art Basel | Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
23-26 May 2013
Brendan Earley’s sculptures address losses and gains, his modest work alludes to grander notions of architecture, suggesting that the dominant, western paradigms are merely stock expressions of a ‘perfect’ society, based upon an unobtainable dream of an unsustainable future. The ‘dialectic of hope’, wherein utopianism is tempered by a sense of impending failure, fuels Earley’s need to recycle or ‘fix’ things.
The ‘ERRARE’ outdoor arts programme, by the AvantGarda Artists Collective.
Featuring Donegal artists Paul Rooney, Damien McGinley, Selena Mowat, Joan Murray, John Canning, with curator Adrian Kelly, and filmmaker Steve McCollum.
At the Victor Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, France from May 24th – 28th.
The AvantGarda are a Donegal based artists collective. The collective collaborate and distribute unique works of art in pop-up style exhibitions working outside the traditional confines of the gallery space. The ‘no white walls’ ethos allow them to produce temporary, throw-away art works in unexpected environments and unpredictable spaces – from fields to main streets, from public houses to individual homes, where the art is ” set free” to explore its surroundings, engaging with its environment and audience in unpredictable ways.
The concept of ‘ERRARE’ is to “emigrate” the art to another country. We are taking Irish art produced with particular reference to Donegal culture and ‘deporting’ it. Donegal has a rich culture to be mined, from local phrases and language, to traditions such as poitin-making and wakes, to local superstitions and folklore. The artist’s brief was to capitalize on this source, using the various individual skills and techniques of a stellar line up of artists, to create a uniquely colloquial body of work.
For this particular exhibition, Avant Garda Artists have produced a special body of artwork that re-interpret local traditions and folklore, drawing on the similarities and differences of both cultures that will integrate with the grounds of the Victor Vasarley Foundation. The varying formats that will take shape include prints on paraphernalia, large outdoor installations, hidden exhibitions, freely distributed art zines and live impromptu performances that embrace the local Donegal tradition.
ERRARE will be realised in and around the grounds of the Fondation Vasarely in Aix de Provence, France on May 24th. The institution is perfectly tailored to this project, due to its dedication to the ideas of op art, progressive exhibiting methods, and the incorporation of art into its proximity. This project aims to surprise and stimulate large audiences so that an aesthetic relationship is developed, creating an entirely unique viewing experience. ‘ERRARE’ aims to invade spaces that are foreign to conventional art display, with art that is from a foreign culture, hence conjuring up a form of “art diaspora”.
Galway County Council is hosting an exhibition of Galway Artists AKIN to celebrate the Irish Presidency of the EU at the Committee of the Regions Building in Brussels celebrating contemporary art from County Galway, Ireland. The exhibition opens on the 21st May and runs until the 13th June 2013 and will be launched by H.E. Mr. Éamonn Mac Aodha, The Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Belgium on Tuesday 21st May at 5.30pm at Committee of the Regions, JDE-Building Foyer5. If you wish to attend you must RSVP by 16th May to email@example.com to ensure your name is on our guest list.
AKIN is an informal grouping of five artists living in rural County Galway who periodically come together to share resources and experience, showcasing new work in a mutually supportive context. They exhibit nationally and internationally but also state a commitment to make and show art in the most remote areas of the county, especially the islands. Their meditations on the personality and landscape of their chosen corners of coastal Galway fuse with images recovered from world journeys. AKIN is made up of Margaret Irwin, Siobhan Piercy, Dolores Lyne, Jay Murphy and Leonie King. The exhibition curated by Bernadine Carroll and Dolores Lynne.
The Stag Shelters Each Night Under an Oak Sapling
16th May – 30th June | Opening: 16th May at 6pm
Fred Winter Ltd., Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Fred Winder Ltd. presents The Stag Shelters Each Night Under an Oak Sapling a solo exhibition by artist Eve Parnell.
For more information on the exhibition please call 01789 268011
Irish Artist Leonard Sheil will exhibit work at ‘Ausg’steck tis’ in Stadtmuseum Bad Vöslau. Niederösterreich.Lower Austria
Museum Director Dr.Silke Ebster – Opens 11 May 2013.
The exhibition celebrates the culture of the Heurigen in this wine growing region of Austria.
A total of 45 mixed media works use photographs taken throughout a year of the wine growing season.Various natural materials found in the region, appropriate to that particular period in the year are then used to manipulated each photograph,like the cultivation process of the vines. The exhibition will run throughout the summer.
FOCUS presentation of Nina Canell | Fergus Feehily
Frieze New York
10-13 May 2013
10th – 12th May
Basketball City, Pier 36, 299 South St. New York, NY 100
Green on Red Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming NADA art fair in New York.
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Our mission is to crete an open flow of information, support and collaboration within our field and to develop a stronger sense of community among our constituency. We believe that the adversarial approach to exhibiting and selling art has run it’s course. We believe that the change can be achieved through fostering constructive thought and dialogue between various points in the art industry from large galleries to small spaces, non-profit and commercial alike. Through support and encouragement, we facilitate strong and meaningful relationships between our members working with new contemporary and emerging art; while enhancing the public’s interaction with contemporary art.
Exhibting new and recent works by Gerard Byrne, Paul Doran and Bea Mc Mahon.