Blue Monday

Ormond member Helen Mac Mahon will be exhibiting work as part of Blue Monday the upcoming exhibition in MART, Rathmines. The opening event is on Monday 20th January. The exhibition will run until Sunday 2nd of February.

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Instead of using art as a means of amplifying the miseries of life, this exhibition seeks out the beautiful in the little moments of everyday life. Inspired by Arthur Schopenhauer’s notion that art provides relief from the incessant suffering of life, works included in this exhibit are meant to offer respite from an art scene obsessed with its own misery. Taking place during what some argue is the most miserable time of the year, this exhibition will showcase multi-media works that explore themes of beauty, happiness, serenity, and other expressions intending to provide relief from life’s hardships.

Exhibition Opens on Blue Monday 20th January 2014 @ 6pm. Runs 20th Jan – 2nd Feb. Open 1-7pm Daily.

Curated by El Putnam

Artists: Kajsa Bäckström, Liam Campbell, Mary Cooke, Derville Conroy, Justyna Gruszczyk, Madeline Hellier, Anthony Kelly, Helen MacMahon, Rosalind Murray, Rime Otilla Qvale, EL Putnam, Sarah Rado, David Stalling.

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 RGB (2013) Sculptural light installation (Photo Sarah Rado)

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Polychromatic Shadow Configuration Device (2013) Interactive light installation. (Photo MART)

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Installation view (Photo Rosalind Murray)

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Installation view (Photo Sarah Rado)

 

Generator feature Blue Monday

Link to DCTV’s magazine arts show Generator series 2 part 1,  Blue Monday is featured approx 8.30 minutes in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xdigUqrG_w&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

Published by Ormond Art Studios

Ormond Studios is an artist-led initiative in Dublin city and is a platform for emerging visual artists. It supports the development of arts practice through affordable studio provision, critical discourse and space for events, residencies and exhibitions. The physical studios consists of eight individual artist's spaces along with a separate area that serves as the Project Space. The Project Space offers scope for work on a larger scale, embodied practice and experimentation. It is in this space that feedback sessions, events and exhibitions happen. We believe that critical discourse is hugely beneficial to developing a professional arts practice and essential to a dynamic arts community. Ormond Studios encourages members to open up their practise to peer critique and facilitates lively feedback sessions, residencies, and information/skills sharing initiatives. We believe in collaboration and connect with other creative initiatives to develop a network of support for artist‐led endeavours in Dublin and beyond. For more information please contact us at ormondartists@gmail.com Ormond Art Studios is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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