Until It’s Time For You To Go
Curated by Ciara Scanlan
Opening 26 August 2020
Runs to 18 September 2020
MART Gallery is delighted to present Until It’s Time For You To Go – a new solo exhibition from artist Andrew Carson.
Until It’s Time For You To Go is an exploration of moments of intimacy and connection between queer bodies. Samples of DNA were consensually collected from five male casual sexual partners, and processed as a symphony of past lovers through the creation of music extracted from their genetic code.
The project examines sex, intimacy, and contact in casual circumstances, and how we react to these during social isolation.
About the Artist
At the core of Andrew Carson’s practice is the exploration of the body and interpersonal interactions through the mediums of digital technology. Examining social structures, systems, and methods of communication, he is interested in the use and effects of digital devices and social media as the modern ubiquitous means of contact.
Influenced by Transhumanist thought, questions that continuously arise for Carson include; how do we reconcile virtual and physical realities, and can we overcome the psychological distances inherent in digital interaction?
Carson’s work is installation based, often as a response to, and in conversation with, specified spaces. He works in a variety of media, including digital sound and image, print, and paper.
Andrew Carson is based in Dublin, recently finished an MFA in NCAD in 2019, having graduated from DIT with a BA Fine Art in 2010. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions extensively around Ireland, the UK, Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland and Japan. His work is featured in private and the OPW state collections.
From Me To You
MART Members Exhibition 2020
Opening: 29 July
Runs to: 15 August
Opening hours: Wed – Sat | 1-6pm
Featuring: Barbara Lee, Billy Dante, Bob Campbell, David Lunney, Derval Tubridy, Druid Gan Ainm, Guida Ribé, Julian King, Kata Kukla, Lauren White, Mags Harnett, Margaret O’Brien, Maser, Michael Bruce Weston, Milena Matejko, Nicola Anthony, Sarah Walsh, Shane Ha, Sharon Ramsey, Sheila Flaherty, Sheila Nolan, Terence Erraught, The Ljilja
MART Gallery is delighted to present the 2020 Studio Members’ exhibition ‘From Me To You’.
Please contact Ewa@mart.ie for Sales of Artwork
This group exhibition showcases a selection of artworks produced by our community of studio members who include emerging and established visual artists. A key part of MART’s mission is to support our entire community of members. Each year, we set aside a portion of our exhibition programme to give our members this opportunity to exhibit work publicly, allowing artists to raise individual profiles, widen their access to audiences and sell their work.
This was followed by ‘Buttered Up’ by Áine Phillips, which was forced to close after less than a week due to the COVID-19 lockdown. This had a knock on effect of causing us to reschedule our programme of exhibitions for the year.
We are delighted to say we are reopening our Gallery with the return of ‘Buttered Up’ by Áine Phillips on Wednesday, 8 July.
This exhibition will kick off a newly amended programme of exhibitions running in MART between July and September, in line with Government recommendations for public spaces.
MART’s 2020 programme is made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council Ireland and Dublin City Council.
Keep an eye on our website and newsletter for further updates throughout the year.