Using familiar and everyday materials Maybury focuses on our relationship with the temporary as a way to reflect upon the beauty and the energy rooted in the rhythms and cycles of our surroundings. Primarily a drawing based practice; Maybury extends his knowledge and understanding of drawing into sculptures, installations and animations.. Appropriating found and sourced materials, his work looks to defuse our obsession with archiving, security, permanency and preservation. In recent drawings he also exposes selected areas of the image to light for varying lengths of time, which in many cases is an open-ended process without a fixed timescale. This introduces a further dimension, creating additional disruptions, as well as new geometries, and enhancing the works’ impermanence.
Maybury’s practice is dedicated to intertwining cultural interests, artistic concerns and leisurely rituals as a reflection on our physical relationships in this world.
Since leaving art college in 2012, he has been awarded a number of artist bursaries, awards and residencies, and in 2013 took part in a European touring exhibition, ‘40-40-40’, which showcased new talent in Ireland’s state art collection. Solo and two-person shows include: ‘Anicca’, The Library Project, Dublin (2016 solo), Dukkha, Platform Arts, Belfast (2016 solo); ‘Jigsaws, Combs and Rulers’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Groove Chronicles’, Market Studios, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Radical Line’, Pallas Projects, Dublin (solo, 2014); and with Claire McCluskey: ‘Synthesis I’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2013), and ‘Synthesis II’, Tactic Gallery, Cork (2013). In 2016 he wss invited to present works with The drawing Works agency and in 2014 he also was invited to present his drawings on The Drawing Suite, a blog for contemporary European drawing. Recent group exhibitions include: The RHA Annual, Dublin (2016, 15,14,13 – invited); Glitch art fair, Rua Red (2015); ‘Re-ignite’, Customs House, Westport (2015); Tulca contemporary art fair, Galway (2014) and ‘On Beauty’, Roscommon Arts Centre (2015).
|A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6)||MART Gallery, Rathmines||May 2017|
|Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls||Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Studios, Los Angeles||July 2017|
|The Drawing Works – Edinburgh Arts Festival||Patriot Hall Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.||August 2017|
|Routine Series (7-8)
|Eight Gallery, Dawson Street, Dublin||September 2017|
Epigraphing Rathmines – Curated by Moran Been-noon
Celebrating the relationship between art, literary culture, and the life of the community in Rathmines, this experiment brings forward two cultural markers within the neighbourhood: the Rathmines Library and the MART art gallery and studios, and the public space between the two.
Poet Annemarie Ni Churreain and visual artist Steven Maybury will create a collaborative cultural situation in a day-long engagement with the Rathmines community. The artists will respond to the place and the community surrounding them while they work, to generate poetic (visual and literary) representations of the moment, the dialogue, and the location. This event will be performed in both the library and gallery spaces and is open to all community members, artists, and writers to become part of what is aimed to become a portrait of a situation. Come join our epigraphers!
Interpretative documentation of the Epigraphic work, by Abigail Denniston, will be presented during the reception at the gallery at 6.30 pm.
Order of events on Wed. 3rd of December:
12-6 pm – performing artwork & documentation
6.30-8 pm – documented outcome of the work presented in MART Gallery
Annemarie Ni Churreain
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from Donegal. Her writing often explores loss and reunion, drawing upon the sensuality of landscapes. In 2014, Annemarie was Literature Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/Germany and Fall Writer In Residence at Jack Kerouac House Orlando/Florida. She has recently been awarded a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship/ Scotland and residencies at The Heinrich Böll Cottage Achill and the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre Kerry. Annemarie is a co-founder of the Upstart Collective and a current member of The GoodHatchery Offaly. More Infohere .
What I do: I create work that reflects the beauty and the energy rooted in the rhythms and cycles of our surroundings, of our consciousness, and of our interrelationships with the world. My practice is primarily realised through drawing and sculptural and my influences recently have been from collecting materials and objects through personal encounters. This stumble upon approach of chance and circumstance is fundamental to my process of selection for source materials and objects to work with.
Abigail Denniston Photography: http://abigaildennistonphotography.weebly.com/
Printer and Printer programming courtesy of Tom O’Dea: http://iamtomodea.com/