Alex Keatinge | Checking In | Graduate Residency Award 2019 Solo Exhibtion

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Ormond Art Studios are pleased to present ‘Checking In’, the first solo exhibition by 2019 Graduate Residency Award recipient Alex Keatinge. We would be delighted if you could join us for the opening reception on Thursday 26th September from 5pm. The exhibition continues Friday 27th -Sunday 29th September from 12-5pm daily.

‘Checking In’ is an exploration of bodily and mental tension and the trials and tribulations that exist within self-care. It is an attempt to capture self-consciousness and a hyperawareness of the body that often leaves a gap between the body and the self.

Alex Keatinge graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from IADT in 2019. She was longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Awards and is the recipient of the Ormond Art Studios Graduate Residecny Award 2019. Alex’s practice begins at the boundary of the skin, it is concerned with the intimate space of the body – its oddities, sensations and discomfort. Through the creation of tactile objects and photographs that invite a bodily response, she investigates the gap between person and object, the hand and the artwork. Oftentimes her work is about exaggerating this gap in order to explore how something can be both familiar and strange at the same time and how this can also apply to the body. By using a method of reform and remove, she creates works that pace the line between knowingness and uncertainty.
You can find the Facebook event for the exhibition here.

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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