OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 6 – 8 PM
For the Burren Annual 2019, Burren College of Art is pleased to host joint exhibitions of video installation, animation and digital prints by artists by artists Saeri Kiritani (Japan) and Dario Solman (Croatia). Both artists examine the theme of the journey. In the video work of Saeri Kiritani this characterised by the search for home or refuge in contemporary Europe. Through animation and narrative storyboards Dario Solman examines the search for meaning in art and its broader impact on contemporary culture.
The Burren Annual exhibition brings Irish and international artists working with diverse modes of practice to the Burren to engage local and visiting audiences. Inaugurated in 2004 it foregrounds Burren College of Art as a site for discourse and artistic engagement and prioritises the rural as a hub for building local and international creative networks.
Saeri Kiritani was born in Osaka, Japan and grew up in Kanazawa. She received the BA degree at San Francisco State University, BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, and MFA in painting/mixed media at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. Website: http://kiritani.com/
Dario Solman was born in 1973 in Split, Croatia. He received his diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and MFA from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He was awarded the ArtsLink Fellowship in 1998 and has also participated in the P.S.1 International Studio Program, and the Woolworth Building Studio Program in New York. In 2009 he received the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant Program and in 2013 was a recipient of the funding by Culture Programme of the European Union from MGLC Ljubljana. Website: http://filmlog.org/
Monday – Friday 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Please Note: The Gallery will be Closed August 26 – 29, 2019