Ella Burke, Elaine Reynolds & Francis Wasser
curated by Enagh Farrell and Magda Marysia Wieckiewicz (ACW)
The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin
17th – 22nd August 2011
Opening reception Wednesday 17th August, 6 – 8pm.
Open daily 12pm – 6pm.
According to Peter Hallward, “while we never choose the circumstances in which we make our own history, some circumstances are more provocative than others.” On paper, Ireland’s bailout by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last November could be considered the most provocative in recent Irish history. The bailout, negotiated by the Irish government, was hailed as the country’s darkest moment by the media. Public discontent became apparent through the small marches and protests that occurred after the economic decision of the ruling minority was put into place.
This exhibition will strive to highlight and critique the reasons behind social inertia that can exist in society and will investigate what might be considered an insufficient response and reaction to recent events.
Ella Burke has exhibited at the Chicago Loop Alliance (2011), The Lab, Dublin City Council Galleries, (2011) East Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (2010), Amharc Fhine Gall VII at Draoícht, Dublin (2010), and IMOCA, Dublin (2010). Burke is the recipient of a Graduate Award 2009 by the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art. She recently graduated with an MFA from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland. Upcoming exhibitions include Dublin Contemporary 2011.
Elaine Reynolds (b.1985) studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Reynolds is a founding member of the artist-led initiative The Good Hatchery in Co. Offaly, Ireland. In September 2011 she will commence an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University, London.
Francis Wasser (born 1988) is a Dublin based artist currently studying an MFA at the National College of Art and Design. He has exhibited recently at Occupy Space (Limerick), Basic Space (Dublin), Radical Love, MFA/ADW Interim (Dublin), SETUP NL (Netherlands), Today Art Museum (Beijing).
 Peter Hallward: “The Politics of Prescription.”