HOME made HOME | MART Award Exhibition
Sharon Ramsey | Ella Bertilsson | Carrie Anne Channon
Curated by Dr. Katherine Nolan
Opening: 16 January @ 6pm
Runs to 20 February 2020
Open Tue – Sat: 1-6pm
In a feverish stillness, the intimate recesses of the domestic space become sites for history’s most intricate invasions. (Homi Bhaba,The World and the Home,1992)
‘HOME made HOME’ is an exhibition featuring works by Sharon Ramsey, Carrie Anne Channon and Ella Bertilsson. By staging and disrupting ‘home’ as both a feeling and place through a series of encounters in the gallery space, this exhibition asks the viewer to navigate powerful evocations of our relationships to material, belonging and place.
The works in this exhibition reference home turf, paths well trodden, no-man’s land, and the domestic home. Interior and exterior are confused and the psychological and social aspects of location and spaces are foregrounded. The artworks address intersecting yet dissonant concerns around generation, memory, belonging and alienation. Through disparate approaches, each of the artists interrogate a persistent yet elusive idealisation of home as a permanent, inhabitable place and state.
Home is both a concrete place and a psychological space of physical comfort and emotional belonging. In the context of forced migration and the contestation of national borders, as well as the threat of climate crisis, home is a heightened concept. Brought together as a set of works, and framed by the concepts of home and making, the artworks speak to broader current preoccupations with threats to the homeland and the planet, through an exploration of the local. ‘HOME made HOME’ questions how the sensory, material and symbolic registers of the spaces we inhabit every day perform understandings of home.
The artists in this exhibition Sharon Ramsey, Carrie Anne Channon and Ella Bertiliison are recipients of the MART Exhibition Award: selected from the Fingal Graduate Award, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Fine Art graduates, and Fire Station Artists’ Studios day residents. The aim of the award is to provide a showcase and supported exhibition opportunity to emerging artists whose work is both engaging and experimental.
The exhibition is kindly supported by Fingal County Council, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork and Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) Dublin, the Arts Council Ireland, The MART Gallery & Studios, and Dublin City Council.