Barnacle features the work of the four recipients of the 4th Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award: Ciarán Doyle, Laura McMorrow, Helena Gouveia Monteiro and Ormond Studios member Sarah Wren Wilson.
The exhibition opens at 126, Artist-Run Gallery on Friday February 1st and continues until February 17th.
In October 2017, these four artists took up a month’s residence in the Burren College of Art and the village of Ballyvaughan. Akin to the filtering process of the marine barnacle, these four artists filtered through the distinct particles of their new home. As the austere Burren landscape mingled with the warmth of the Ballvaughan village, so proceeded the venturing into the landscape, the trailing of whiskeys, and the capturing of oddities.
This show functions as an invitation to glimpse their individual artistic approaches to creating; from painting, to casting plaster, to darkroom photography. Collectively their artworks offer a paradoxical juxtaposition connected by the nuances of a shared experience of place and time
Our newest studio member and winner of our 2018 Graduate Award Oliva Normille will be exhibiting as a part of the Burren College of Art EIARA exhibition Interface!
The exhibition runs at the Burren College of Art from January 31st – February 21st, after which it will move to 126 Galway..
Associate Studio member Chloe Brenan has been awarded a Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios! We are really excited to see the work that comes out of this and wish her the very best of luck for the year!
Associate studio members Dorota Borowa and James Ó hAodha have recently been awarded the Mothership Project’s Satellite Residency at Cow House Studios.
Studio Member Nimah Coffey has recently launched a new online shop. A number of her drawings such as this one ‘My cousin is better at cartwheels’ are available as beautiful digital prints. Visit https://tictail.com/niamhcoffey to see what else is on offer!
Studio member Lorcan Cassidy is featured in the most recent issue of online magazine Tales from the Forest. You can see his work alongside lots of other art and fiction at https://talesfromtheforest.net/ .
Limits and Range
Ormond Studios are pleased to present ‘Limits and Range’, a solo exhibition by artist Kurt Oppermann. We would be delighted if you could join us for the opening reception on Thursday 8th November, 18:00 – 20:00 at Ormond Studios, no. 4 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1. The exhibition continues Friday 9th November – Thursday 15th November from 12:00 – 17:00 daily.
‘The point just beyond my focus is often where the most interesting things are happening. I try to leave room for this space in the painting’. – Kurt Oppermann
‘Limits and Range’ is a new body of work by artist Kurt Oppermann. These abstract paintings at times allude to landscapes. The horizontal line is a reoccurring motif used to hold the composition together, a backdrop, a device that allows something else to happen, something not initially understood. Oppermann uses paint to explore methods of expression. Testing the limits of representation, line, form and colour play off each other in surprising ways. With a desire to combine contrasting elements, the paintings seek to find balance within the discordant. Process marks imbued with energy offer many points of departure suggesting that the limit and range are yet undecided.
This exhibition is kindly supported by Fingal County Council.
Images of work by studio member Hazel Egan that were recently exhibited in the group exhibition ‘Peak Show’, The Sailor’s Home, Limerick.
Studio Member Hazel Egan will be exhibiting as a part of Peak Show in the Sailor’s Home, Limerick. The show opens this evening, Thursday October 18th at 7pm and continues alongside Open House Limerick over the weekend.