The Courthouse Gallery & Studios is delighted to present two new exhibitions, Damien Flood & Niamh McCann in the Main Gallery and Red Illuminates by Jialin long, our 2020 Recent Graduate Exhibition Awardee in The Red Couch Gallery.
The Exhibitions preview is Friday 5th November at 7 pm, exhibitions will run until December 4th 2021, Tues – Sat, 12 to 5 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing regulations. There is no need to pre-book for this exhibition.
Irish artist Niamh McCann studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. Within her diverse practice, incorporating drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video, McCann considers themes of globalisation, urbanisation, travel and the self. McCann has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2000, including solo exhibitions at Void, Derry; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and The Cable Factory, Helsinki. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including Limerick City Gallery and the London Institute Collection, Chelsea.
Damien Flood b. 1979, is an Irish artist based in Dublin. His work is grounded in early writings on philosophy, theology, alchemy and the natural sciences and explores the mutability of ‘reality’ and language. Solo shows include: Shape of Things, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, LA, 2019, The Figure in the Carpet, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, 2018, Theory of Two Centres, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, 2017, Infinite Plane, Grey Noise, Dubai, 2015, Interior Sun, Green On Red Gallery, 2014, Theatre of the World, Ormston House, Limerick, 2012, History of the Visitation, Green On Red Gallery, 2011, Counter-Earth, Green On Red Gallery, 2010.
Recent group shows include: DF/HW, Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Cologne, 2018, Known Unknowns, Limerick City Gallery, Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together? Diane Rosenstein Gallery, LA (both 2017), The Studio Chronicles at RH Contemporary, New York (2015), Product Recall, Galway Arts Centre, Galway (2015), NGORONGORO, Lehder Strasse 34, Berlin (2015), Cú Chulainn Comforted, Basic Space, Dublin (2015), Promise of Palm Trees, Breese Little, London, (2015), Pull Bite Rally, NCAD Gallery, Dublin (2014). Renew, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2014,) Was Uns Trend, Glue, Berlin (2014). In 2013, he exhibited in the group exhibition Island: New Art From Ireland in Galleria Civica diModena, Italy; in the three-person show Flood/NiBhriain/Vari at DOMOBAAL, London; and the group show Cafe Paradiso (Least common denominator, or Rustenschacher) at M1, Hohenlockstedt, Germany. In 2012, he was part of the group show Making Familiar at Temple Bar Gallery, Crystalline at Millennium Court Arts Centre and Last at Douglas Hyde Gallery.
He has been selected for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2008 and 2010. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary administered by the Royal Hibernian Academy and in 2015 was awarded the DLR Lexicon 2016 Commission. Most recently Flood was awarded the Eigse Hotron Award 2017. Publications include: The Figure in the Carpet, 2018, Theory of Two Centres, 2017, Afterworlds, 2013, Spectral Gallery, 2011, Selected Works, 2010.
He has been a tutor at Belfast College of Art, Limerick College of Art, Wexford College of Art, Sligo College of Art, Burren College of Art and has been a Visiting Lecturer at the National College of Art, Dublin and currently teaches at the RHA School and Bray Institute of Further Education. Damien Flood is represented by Green On Red Gallery, Ireland and Stephane Simoens, Belgium.