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Roam | Sarah Jane Finnegan

The Joinery

8 – 16 November 2013 | 12 – 6pm

Opening 7th November 7 – 9pm

Curated by Maeve Ann Austen & Jennie Taylor

Roam is a new exhibition by artist in residence, Sarah Jane Finnegan. As a recipient of the recent graduate residency award, Sarah Jane Finnegan will show a body of work that was produced for the Joinery gallery space.
Her practice is rooted in ideas and understandings of paradise. Through the use and manifestation of materials; slides, glass, perspex, velvet and marble, the works look at how value is measured by associations. Imagery and material move between inherent and perceived value while Finnegan disassembles associations that her selected materials tend to emulate.
Finnegan presents typically precious material as ordinary and glorifies the not so precious. Her work questions understandings of hope and aspiration. The communally constructed ideal of a material perfection is likened to an imagined and unattainable Utopia. Finnegan seeks to activate and question mass produced hopes and versions of paradise.

Maeve Ann Austen is a recent graduate and Jennie Taylor is a current student of the MA – Art in the Contemporary World

The Crusades

Won’t you tell me the last time that love bought your clothes?

The Crusades – Lily Cahill and Rob Murphy
The Drawing Project | Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire
Opening Reception | 30 October 5 – 8pm
Show Continues October 31, November 1 & 2

Artist talk | 30 October 3.30pm | Gallery space

Lily Cahill [b.1985] and Rob Murphy [b.1986] are recent graduates of the MA – Art in the Contemporary World [2011/12] at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. They have BA [Hons.] Degrees in Visual Arts Practice [2011] from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire. For the past year they have been working collaboratively on sculpture and video. Recent exhibitions include Your Cruelty at Flat_Pack, Dublin [2012], Scum at The Joinery, Dublin [2013], Claremorris Open, Mayo, curated by Andrew Wilson [2013], and an image of their breakfast appeared on the MOMA website on the 18th of July, 2013. 

Run-D.M.C., It’s Like That [1983]. Profile Records, New York City.

Becoming Imperceptible

Dates: 5 Oct- 16 Nov
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am – 6pm

“The Cosmos is an abstract machine, and each world has an assemblage affecting it. If one reduces oneself to one or several abstract lines that will prolong itself in and conjugate with others, producing immediately, directly a world in which it is the world that becomes, then one becomes-everybody/everything.” *

The sculptural works created for this solo exhibition by artist Molly O’Dwyer are fabricated using everyday materials such as floorboards, tiles and fencing; each brought together into an assemblage form. Some works are illuminated internally casting shadows upon the walls of the space, others are themselves projected upon. Light here is an animating force, infiltrating the structure and projecting from the assemblage forming phantoms; projections of an ephemeral landscape. Time exists in the abstract, present in the texture of the found objects and the moving image; the perception of time manufacturing a multiplicity of perspectives.

The artist here uses the materiality of the works to transect the narratological into vibrating particles of past present and future. The frame of reference therefore is essentially one of becoming: becoming-molecular, becoming-assemblage, becoming-imperceptible.

A limited edition catalogue designed by Áine Gibbons containing images of works created for this show and an essay by exhibition curator Dr. Hilary Murray will be available to purchase from RUA RED Gallery.

A limited edition print of a work featured in the show will also be available to purchase on request.

*Gilles Deleuze. Felix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus. (Minneapolis:
University of Minnesota Press, 1987)

This exhibition is curated by Dr Hilary Murray

Molly O’Dwyer (b.1980) is a visual artist from Dublin.She holds an MFA from NCAD, Dublin and a first class B.A. in Fine Art from D.I.T. Recent exhibitions include: Sites For Temporary Witness at The Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo,(2013) Awaiting Movement at The Werkstadt, Berlin (2012), Incubarte Festival at Museo Valenciano De La Illustración y Modernidad Valencia, Spain (2012), Les Concordances Du Temps, The Darling Foundry, Montréal, Québec (2012).

In The Line Of Beauty

Artists Talks | In the Line of Beauty
Saturday 12 October, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
The Lecture Room, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art)

Join nine young Irish artists who will talk about their work featured in the exhibition In the Line of Beauty. Reflecting on exhibition themes of object hood, aesthetics and the spatial experience of the museum, informal presentations will be given by artists:

David Beattie, Oisín Byrne, Aleana Egan, Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ciarán Murphy, Lisa Murphy, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, and Ciarán Walsh.

This talk is introduced and chaired by Francis Halsall (MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD).

Image Credit: Oisin Byrne Off-White Flag, Anthony Lilac Flag, AA, 2013, Ink on Cotton, Steel Wall Fixture, Aluminum Pole & Violet Flag, Orlando, 2013, Fabric Dye and Ink on Cotton, Wooden Pole, Emulsion, Wall Fixture.

Wine Soak no. 12: “Telling Private Tales in Public Places”

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself unwittingly divulging private and possibly incriminating information at the ‘Implicate Collaborative’ exhibition, Implicated, in the MART Gallery space in the former fire station on Rathmines Road Lower.

As I was drifting back to Ligvine HQ, huddled beneath my beaten umbrella, the dark cold autumn evening of heavy clinging rain was working hard to dampen my spirits and the insatiable fire in my throat. I was drowning under the constant deluge that was whetting my appetite for some warm hospitality and a refreshing gargle. The encroaching winter enveloped me in its dark cloud of misery until I came across an inviting pool of light that emanated from the large open doors of the old fire station in Rathmines. This unusual space had been a curiosity for a long time. On every occasion that I passed the large red doors of the abandoned station, which bears a striking resemblance to the little old fire station in the movie Ghostbusters, I had wondered what the interior would be like. I was intrigued by what secrets might be hidden within. So, to discover the doors open and the warm and pleasant sound of an opening night crowd spilling out from what is now the MART Gallery was a perfect cure for the miserable evening outside on the street.

I couldn’t help but notice the presence of government ministers and a former Taoiseach and I sensed the refreshments for such a distinguished audience would be of a very high standard indeed. As I made my way to the back of the cavernous space to where the drink station had been established, I passed a viscerally disturbing, but beautifully crafted, painting by Emily Bruton; titled I’m on a Twitter High (2013), it is of a young man with blood running down his lower face, covered in electrodes and holding a jug full of blood. Slightly disturbed by this image I continued to navigate through the crowd until I was confronted by a television monitor showing a video work of Billy Ward. Entitled The Falling Man (2013) it is CCTV footage of a silly drunken character dancing back and forth on the edge of a railway platform. Considering my own tendencies to wobble at times, I was further disturbed by the danger of this performance until, aghast, I watched as the chap fell before the train arriving at the station. Completely disturbed by this point I pushed my way to the drink table without a care as to who was in my way. Continue reading…

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