Jennifer Cunningham at StudioNine (Tuam) 2nd March 7pm
Galway based artist Jennifer Cunninghams body of work ‘All That Surrounds Us” will be showing in RHA Dublin mid March. StudioNine is delighted to announce open studio and preview event of this work before it leaves the county.
‘All That Surrounds Us’ is a rich tapestry of dream like past/futures, details of childhood in ethereal and uncanny moments, and empty architectural structures alongside unpopulated fairgrounds. Light refreshments will be available.
Geological Cake at 126 Gallery (Group Show) 3rd March 7pm
All are invited to attend – Geological Cake- a joint exhibition between the Burren College of Art and Gallery 126 featuring work by recipients of the Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award in September of 2016.
Geological Cake, constructs ersatz topographies, monuments, edifices and pseudo-geographies. In a fragmentary era where things, both tangible and technological, are fluid and in flux, the work attempts to document, reproduce and reference the Artist’s direct environs.
Utilizing discarded, quarried and invisible technological geographies the four artists visually explore historical, geological, psychological and gadgetry debris to construct ley lines in which to navigate a terrain saturated with stuff. Absorbed in the landscape are layers of anthropic intervention within this ancient gateaux.
The Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award is an annual award offered by the Burren College of Art in conjunction with artist-led gallery G126. Each year four emerging Irish artists are selected from an open submission and given the opportunity for a focused period of producing work during a one month residency at BCA. This group of artists then work collaboratively with G126 to produce a large scale show that takes place in both galleries at a later date. EIARA started in 2014 during the Burren College of Art’s 20 year celebrations, and was conceived as a way of discovering and supporting emerging talent in Ireland’s contemporary art scene.
The Last Wilderness by Cecilia Danell – Galway Arts Centre March 10 – 24
Cecilia Danell (b.1985) is a Swedish artist based in Galway since 2004. While regarding painting as her main medium, her work is multifaceted and also utilises experimental film, installation and photography. The starting point for this body of work was a residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway in early 2016 and her proposition: “In a post-nature future, the human mind will be the last wilderness”. Influenced by Jungian psychology, existentialism and Utopian/Dystopian science fiction, Danell’s work uses landscape as a metaphor for the exploration of the human psyche. By experiencing and documenting the Scandinavian landscape on foot she explores ideas about wilderness and solitude and how the yearning for an authentic life may be no more than a construct.