Exhibition preview: 6-8pm Thursday 9th May 2019
Exhibition continues: Friday 10th May 2019 – Saturday 25th May 2019
Gallery open: 12-6pm Thursday – Saturday
Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Marie Farrington—Fore, fold the third exhibition of our Arts Council Ireland funded 2019 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.
Fore, fold uses a ghost story, embedded in the history of Marsh’s Library, to unpack the exchanges between myth, language, material and place. An allusion to the Heideggerian Fourfold linking the earth, sky, divinities and mortals, Fore, foldalso plays on the idea of multiplicity, an ongoing concern both in the casting processes Marie employs and in relation to the historical multiplicities that present themselves in the objects, forms and places researched.
Marie Farrington’s practice is an ongoing attempt to draw gentle attention to the elusive, the momentary and the residual. Tracing the intimate intersections between history, knowledge and making, Marie’s work uncovers the subtle forces and entropies contained in materials. Her sculptures act as ephemeral testing grounds, evoking a spectral presence while revealing invisible processes and tiny occurrences unfolding in spaces and on surfaces. Her practice offsets language against sculptural forms to conflate tenses and offer a tenuous sense of narrative to groups of materials that are chronologically-bound. Many of Marie’s pieces, although working within a concept of sculpture, exist as flat planes and use acts such as folding, layering, polishing or covering to establish a sense of image-hood that emphasises the notion of surface as a point of intersection between sculptures, images and architectural forms.
Marie Farrington studied in DIT (BA, 2013, 1.1) and NCAD (MA, 2016, 1.1). Recent exhibitions include A Vague Anxiety, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2019); Disruptors, Highlanes Gallery (2019); RESORT Revelations, Fingal County Council Arts Office (2018); SÍM Residency, Iceland (2018); When Saying Equals Doing, an essay and performance for Cf at the Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale (solo, 2017); These Circular Ruins, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University (solo, 2016); In good faith they waited for gravity, RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre (solo, 2015). Marie was recently awarded a residential studio at Fire Station Artists’ Studios (2018-2020). Other awards include Arts Council Travel and Training Award (2018) and Visual Arts Bursary Award (2017).
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