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
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.
MART curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan are delighted to present the exhibition A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6) by Steven Maybury, kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Preview: Thursday 11 May 2017 @ 6pm
Location: The MART Gallery, 190A Rathmines Rd, Lwr, Dublin 6.
Runs to: 8 June 2017
Open: Tues-Sat: 1-6pm
A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5–6) represents the artist’s travel and conversations, combined with a curiosity into Buddhist doctrine concerning the three marks of existence. Focusing on the characteristics of Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta – Paliwords for impermanence, anxiety or suffering and non-self. They are used here as a reference to questions of interest, concern and ritual. The three characteristics are common to all forms of existence.
This exhibition is part of the artist’s ongoing Routines series. In this series, which began in 2016, drawing is used as a key conceptual tool for the artist to examine obsessions in archiving, ownership and preservation and invites contemplation of the meticulous use of ink, light, and time on the aesthetic of the artworks. It is a continuous process of assembling and making, informed by reactions to the artist’s personal encounters.