Ormond Art Studios is delighted to announce this years graduate exhibition, Ascend | Recede by artist Ellen-Rose Wallace
It has been wonderful having Ellen as a resident in our little studio over the past month and we are excited to say that we will be having our first in person opening since post-pandemic on the evening in celebration of her wonderful work!
Ascend | Recede is a video and sound installation which borrows from the space of the attic in her grandfather’s childhood home, where she stayed for the duration of her residency at Ormond Art Studios. The work reflects on ideas of ageing and memory loss through imagery and processes of repetition and transition.
The work centres around an image of the attic wallpaper: a system of fresh pale flowers now creased and stained with time. Within the work, its repetitions are confused; distorted as though misremembered. These patterns sink, breath, and fade to form a thin skin around the blue wooden wall panels. Surrounding this, a sound installation imagines the rhythm of spiralling footsteps ascending a staircase. They circle the viewer and continue upwards, passing through the space.
The show will take place from the 14th – 17th October at Ormond Art Studios, 4 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1. The opening will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the 14th October. Opening hours for the remainder of the exhibition will be 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
We hope to see some of you on the opening evening and during the exhibition! It is not to be missed!