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Unison: December Showcase

Featuring: Nicola Anthony, Sonia Behan, Aoife Byrne, Elaine Chapman, Roisin Cunningham, Natasha Conway, Billy Dante, Cormac Dillon, Fran Fitzgerald, Katarzyna Gajewska, Spencer Glover, Niamh Hannaford, Kathy Herbert, Joanna Hopkins, Lisa Keegan, Sinead Kelly, David Lunney, Jason Minsky, Michael Mangan, Ciaran Meister, Colette O’Connell, Caroline O’Toole, Claire Prouvost, Guida Ribé Rovira, Craig Starkie, Ruby Staunton, Derval Tubridy, Sarah Walsh, Michael Bruce Weston, Sarah Wilson, Phaedra Vlahos

Opening: Friday 6 December at 5pm

Runs: December 7-8 | December 11-15 | December  18-22 | 12-7pm

MART Gallery

190a Rathmines Road Lwr, Rathmines, Dublin 6

In conjunction with our annual Christmas Market, MART is delighted to present the first iteration of a new annual December showcase exhibition – featuring work from 30 members of our artist studio community. 

This show – titled ‘Unison’ – represents a chance for our members to display and sell both original pieces of visual art and specially selected prints. Alongside our Christmas market selling handmade crafts and bespoke gifts, ‘Unison’ offers visitors a chance to discover unique artworks, all while supporting local independent artists. 

A key part of MART’s mission is to support our entire community of members. Providing an opportunity to exhibit work publicly allows artists to raise individual profiles, widen their access to audiences and sell their work. For Unison, members from our network of studio buildings in Rathmines, Harold’s Cross, Crumlin and Kilmainham have the chance to unite and share a snapshot of their various artistic practices.

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Adam Gibney

Visit: adamgibney.com

View: Artist CV | Artist Portfolio | Artist Reviews

Artist Statement

I engage with sound, sculpture and electronics in my practice as a means to dissect and manipulate language. The work grapples with parts of knowledge generated by Modern Physics that are hard to imagine or convey in words as certain theories or principles are non-intuitive. I am interested in how our symbolic descriptions of reality, even the axiomatic, have proven to be only temporary and tentative.

The solid formal structures that held truth now exist precariously within the newfound multitudes of reality.  The rigorous quest for certainty seems to only expand the terrain of uncertainty. Man has created an abstract language in Mathematics to convey underlying governing principles of our reality, and in so doing a platonic world is created. This world can often become difficult or impossible to convey in everyday language; it is in these places that our imagination and perception are tested.

To delve into the ambiguous nature of the language we use to describe these inherently uncertain fields, I create generative code and installation. Through the programming of interactive code, which embodies scientific principles and quandaries, I aim to overcome the difficulties of uncovering fundamental truths about the world through the abstract manipulations of words and concepts. Using a minimalist approach to installation design, I try to manoeuvre the use of technology for aesthetic and physical application.


Adam Gibney is a Dublin based artist who graduated from IADT in 2010. He was the recipient of the IMOCA Graduate Award, the Aileen MacKeogh Award and the Siamsa Tíre Emerging Artist Award. His solo exhibitions include Limbo-Excavated (2011), RE:definition (2012) ,  Exercises of an Audionaut (2014) and Euclid, I miss you…(2016). Other notable exhibitions include Futures (Royal Hibernian Academy, 2014), The Reverberatory (Queen Street Studios, 2013) and Around a Volta (Chateau de Servieres, 2011). His work has been exhibited across Europe and America. In 2014, Adam collaborated with actress Caitríona Ní Mhurchú on Eating Seals and Seagulls Eggs, which was shown at the Dublin Fringe Festival (Project Arts Centre) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (The Pleasance). From 2014 to 2016, he also worked as a part-time Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art New Media in the School of Creative Arts at DIT Grangegorman. In July 2016, Adam represented Ireland in the V Moscow Biennale for Young Art – Deep Inside. Most recently, Adam exhibited alongside Brian Duggan in The Voyage in CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.


 Echo Chamber – EUCIDA 2017  Ireland, France, Latvia  June 2017
 Solo Exhibition  Gachang Art Studio, Daegu, South Korea  September 2017
 Jealous Wall   Luan Art Gallery, Athlone, Ireland  September 2017


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