«Phantoms» by Marc Behrens.
The MART Gallery, Rathmines.
5 – 22 October 2016
Marc Behrens presents his solo exhibition «Phantoms» at MART as an interconnected sound and object array. The exhibition focuses mainly on the sound installations «Unit», «The Unknown» and «White Phantoms» and integrates them with a number of smaller sculptural works. Phantoms are the placeholders for induced memories, imaginary places, ideas, entities or objects that you can only relate to by way of someone else’s accounts, since you have not been there, since you have not been with them. Marc Behrens materializes his own phantoms and tells their stories through combinations of sound and physical objects. All those materials, mostly organic but transmutable, all those sound objects are vibrations, reshaped, redefined. Like phantoms not of the artist’s body, but of the artist’s ideas and spiritual acts.
Artist Website: www.marcbehrens.com
Supported by: Goethe-Institut Irland
With Special Thanks to David Stalling for initiating the collaboration.
all shimmers here
The MART Gallery, Rathmines
27 October – 12 November, 2016
Kirby’s sculptural interventions will respond directly to the architecture transforming the physical space of the front gallery with large scale works that draw our attention to colour, scale and presence, while Timoney will exhibit a family of objects manifested through a process of trial and error. These objects relate to the encounter between the manufactured and the handmade and the interaction between body and material. This family will materialize as an installation in MART’s back gallery. This exhibition will be accompanied by a text by Lucy Elvis.
Ali Kirby (b. Dublin, Ireland) graduated in 2014 with first class honours in Fine Art from LSAD, specialising in Sculpture & Combined Media. Kirby is the recipient of the Fire Station Artist’s Studios Sculpture Workshop Award & Bursary 2016 and the RHA Studio Residency Award 2015. Recent exhibitions include Describing Architecture – Memory and Place (2015) City Assembly House, Dublin, the 185th RHA Annual Exhibition (2015) Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Periodical Review #4 (2015) Ormston House, Limerick, Periodical Review #4 (2014) Pallas Projects, Dublin, Essays for the House of Memory (2014) Ormston House, Limerick, Single Channel (2013) Chartier Arts Venue, Connecticut, USA, Undertow (2012) the LAB, Dublin and Undertow (2011) Ormston House, Limerick.
Cliodhna Timoney (b.1993) is a visual artist currently based between Donegal and Dublin. Since graduating from IADT Visual Arts Practice with a first class honours in 2015, Timoney joined the Board of Directors of 126 Artist Run Gallery and subsequently was awarded the Fire Station Artist’s Studios Sculpture Award 2016. Recent exhibitions include ‘Very Good Waves Now’ Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2016), ‘A Knowing Nature’, The Dock, Leitrim (2016), ‘IADT Graduate Exhibition’, Dublin (2015) ‘The Beholder’s Share, IMMA, Dublin (2015),’Have a nice Life’,Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki (2014) and ‘ An Awkward Encounter, Galleria FAFA,Helsinki (2014).
This Exhibition was kindly supported by Fire Station Artist Studios Dublin and MART Gallery Rathmines.