Artists



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Terence Erraught




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Artist statement:

Currently living and working in Dublin, Ireland.

My practice encompasses predominantly digital video, video installation and performative events.

Artworks have been shown in galleries and festivals nationally and internationally including; Los Angles Centre for Digital Art (Los Angeles, California), Riverside Studios (London, England), The MART (Dublin, Ireland), Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (Dublin, Ireland), The LAB (Dublin, Ireland),  Custom House Studios and Gallery (Mayo, Ireland), The Shed (Galway, Ireland), Cross Gallery (Dublin, Ireland), National Botanical Gardens (Dublin, Ireland).

Mediums of exploration are central to the creative process and the final work itself, with a strong focus on the use of paint, (recycled) cardboard and domestic materials.

Areas of exploration include humour, everyday absurdities, site specific engagement and the incorporation of domestic objects (creating an alternative use for these). These elements exist alongside Rube Goldberg’s concepts in terms of cause and effect incorporated with the use of complicated objects to complete potentially or otherwise simple results.

Inspiration arises from the era of vaudeville, classical oil painting traditions and film (with a wide range of sources spanning from 1980s comedies to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton).

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 Dragons of Eden   MART Gallery, Dublin  June-July 2017
 Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls   Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles  July-August 2017

 

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Aoibheann Greenan




Artist Website: aoibheanngreenan.com

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Aoibheann Greenan is a Dublin-based artist working at the intersection of visual art and experimental theatre. Her interactive installation-cum-performances expose the processes by which culture and identity are evaluated in our techno-globalized era. Myth and ritual merge with pop-cultural tropes, conjuring heightened caricatures of cultures that parody the tourist gaze. By engaging in strategies that foster collaboration and audience participation, Greenan’s work seeks to destabilize ideologies of self and other that underlie our current system.

Greenan graduated from NCAD in 2010 (1st class hons). Most recently she presented her touring production titled The Perfect Wagner Rite at The RHA as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival, which received a nomination for Best Visual Production. Her work has been selected for solo exhibitions at, among others- Import Projects, Berlin (2016); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2015) and The RHA, Dublin (2014). She has presented solo events at The KW Institute, Berlin (2016) and Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2014). She has participated in group exhibitions at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013) and EVA International, Limerick (2012). Greenan has received a numerous awards and grants for her work, both in Ireland and abroad.

 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 Dragons of Eden   MART Gallery, Dublin  June-July 2017
 Enter Stage Left: The craft of theatre in art   The Glucksman, University College Cork  April-July 2017

 

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Steven Maybury




Visit: stevenmaybury.com

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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).

 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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)
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Eight Gallery, Dawson Street, Dublin September 2017

 

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Helen Mac Mahon




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Helen Mac Mahon is an Irish artist currently based in Dublin and exhibited in Ireland, Europe, the US and Asia. Her work takes the form of installations, sculpture and photography that explore light and perception.

“My practice is concerned primarily with the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space. The work strives to observe and reveal the ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these intangible elements that exist in a perpetual state of transformation. Changes occurring in each facet has a perceptible impact on others, revealing previously overlooked properties and characteristics.

My investigation of these elements is experimental in nature, and this exploratory process is as important as the finished piece, the unpredictability of the techniques often being key to discovery.  I use commonplace materials, such as light, glass, and lenses that have the potential to act in surprising ways, distorting and obscuring the very things it is their function to reveal. Each component acts as a catalyst, bringing to light unseen potential in the simplest of materials. Maintaining the integrity of the materials is also important, so the viewer is allowed to experience the everyday objects  in  new and often unexpected ways.”

 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 Transmission  MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.  April 2017
 Echo Chamber – EUCIDA 2017   Ireland, France, Latvia.  June 2017
 TBA  Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland.  June 2017
 ILLUSION on Tour  OMSI, Portland, USA.  November 2017

 

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Adam Gibney




Visit: adamgibney.com

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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.

 Biography

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.

 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 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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Sofie Loscher




Visit: www.sofieloscher.ie

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Sofie Loscher lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Her practice includes sculpture and installation which is heavily influenced by Physics.

“I am an installation artist and sculptor working across art and science. Interested in perception and optics, my work uses illusions that demonstrate how visibility works. Recent exhibitions include Light Falls, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2015); Activating Pangea, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Intelligent Machinery, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (2015); Welcome Disturbance, The LAB Gallery, Dublin (2015); Neutral: Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2014); Agitationism, EVA International, Limerick (2014). In 2014, I undertook a yearlong Art in Science residency in the Department of Physics at UCD. I hold an MFA in Sculpture from NCAD (2013) and a BA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT (2009).

My work explores light in its most basic form. I create installations as a way of describing how visibility works; in an attempt to redirect the viewer’s attention away from the object and towards the process of perception. My practice is realised in an unconventional range of sculptural media, predominantly with a strong scientific underpinning. It makes connections between the physical world and the visual world, exploring issues of visibility, stability, perception and contradiction. I appropriate objects to find strange and unknown functions in their performances and through manipulation, subvert the context of the original material. I employ a wide variety of media and techniques, but my personal style is characterised by forms and materials that evoke feelings of familiarity and fascination.”

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Katherine Nolan




Visit: katherinenolan.net

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Dr. Katherine Nolan is a contemporary artist working primarily in video, photography and performance. She is also a curator with MART, Livestock & Dublin Live Art Festival, and a lecturer in Digital Media at the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown. Exploring tensions between the experiential and spectacular body, the artist turns a ‘trivial’ and ‘frivolous’ fixation with herself as image into a critical weapon, seeking to unravel narcissism and twist its clichéd terms. She employs strategies of pleasure, humour, complicity, resistance and intervention seeking to disrupt taken for granted cultural significations and trouble social agreements. She has performed and exhibited internationally in Europe, America and Asia. Recently at LACDA Los Angeles, Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm and the Freud Museum, London.  She currently lives and works in Dublin.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles  July-August 2017

 

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James L Hayes




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James L Hayes is a Irish contemporary visual artist and educator. Hayes’s latest series of works aim to reinvest a modernist sculptural language, whilst exploring aspects of the casting process as a means by which to interrogate the boundaries between artist, artisan and art object. His sculptural work aims to draw out the often-incongruous relationships between finished art objects, and the industrial aspects of the processes that produce these revered objects. This research-based practice also highlights an art historical agenda, through the referencing of key creative influences, such as the noted and celebrated Welsh Artist Barry Flanagan. This referencing or re imagining is brought together with his broader research interests that range from contemporary interpretations of sculptural legacies, to site-specific interventionist works that draw from traces of significant pasts and histories.

Aside from sculpture as a primary medium, Hayes also creates kinetic, film and sound based works and installations.

Recently completing a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in Dublin, Hayes also recently completed his second solo show in New Orleans in the summer, 2016. Alongside his gallery practice he has been awarded a number of large-scale site-specific public art works most recently for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Office of Public works in Ireland and has most recently been awarded a major Public Art Commission by Dublin City Council for the Historic Liberties district in Dublin.

Hayes is a graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design, De Montfort University Leicester and the University of London. He is also the principal lecturer in Sculpture at the Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland. 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 Office of Public Works, Public Art Commission   Fermoy, Co Cork.  January 2017
 Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls  The Liberties, Dublin.  July – August 2017
 If The Walls Could Talk  The Liberties, Dublin.  September 2017