Date(s) - 18/10/2018 - 24/11/2018
Green On Red Gallery
Exhibition Opening: 6pm on Thursday 18th of October.
Green On Red Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Mark Joyce.
Mark Joyce’s new paintings explore the anomalies and phenomenological strangeness of our optical experience. Improvised compositions on raw linen explore light as a physical entity. The motifs are drawn from scientific and philosophical models, but without that vantage point or privileged field of vision. The works explore the glitches and gaps in our “enlightenment”. With titles such as Dirty Neon (2018) these paintings reference an urban light, that violent electrical discharge which passes through the aethers to keep out the ancient darkness. Maintaining a tension between surface materiality and pictorial illusion, the relationships between colour, form and ground appear as both established and in a continuous and dissonant flux.
The Irish artist Mark Joyce has exhibited widely and his work is in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Arts Council of Ireland, and the Office of Public Works. He has been Artist in Residence at the Albers Foundation, NAFA-Singapore, Facebook, and the Icelandic Centre for the Arts. He was Director of Arts for Yale-National University of Singapore 2014-16 and Visiting Professor at the Kyoto City University of the Arts, Japan. He has received awards from Dublin City Council, British Council, Thomas Damman and most recently the Georgette Chen Fellowship. He is currently Artist in Residence at the Marino Institute of Education/ Trinity College and lectures at IADT-Dunlaoghaire. His most recent publication is Bee Loud Glade, MM Artbooks, Brussels (2016).
Image: Mark Joyce, Backlight Bleed, 2017, acrylic on raw linen, 140 x 110 cm