Date(s) - 25/10/2018 - 03/11/2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Matter Has No Destiny represents the related practices of Ann Ensor and Louisa Casas, which delve into the immanent generativity of matter. The exhibition engenders physical and sensory dynamics through both sculptural and two dimensional pieces unified within an immersive sound installation by Ann Ensor.
Ann Ensor’s work explores a world of agential matter which is in a continual flux and has no fixed destiny. Here bundles of trajectory lines flow and counterflow and form an immense living tissue. She considers the human as part of this biosphere of living tissue where porous boundaries inter-connect to other forms at molecular levels. Ensor’s work considers what is meaningful to us as humans in our relationship to the universe. In referring to the Anthropocene, the work combines steam bent Oak and sound elements to juxtapose technological structures and trees. Ensor’s work in this exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of the Artists Support Scheme at Fingal Arts Council.
Louisa Casas extends traditional media of oil painting, mutating support materials into fragment-like pieces and integrating installations of organic and synthetic material to explore boundaries of matter and synthesis. A conversation of edges and side to side energies explores possibilities for flexibility, divergence and endurance while plays of shape figure cohesion and rhythm within the dynamic contingency of existence.
For Matter Has No Destiny Ensor and Casas have invited Danny Kelly to write a text in response to their work. It will be available in the gallery.