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Catalogue Text – Sean Lynch ‘The Weight of the World’, Spacex: Exeter, 2016

PDF Sean Lynch (2016) ‘Weight of the World’, Spacex: Exeter

Published on the occasion of The Weight of the World, an exhibition by Sean Lynch presented by Spacex at Exeter Phoenix and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter  (14 May – 2 July 2016)

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Catalogue Text – Mark Garry (2016) ‘A New Quiet’, designed by Atelier David Smith

‘A Winter Light’

The Model Sligo 8 February to 20 April

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Amie Siegel: ‘Imitation of Life’, TBG&S, Dublin, Art Monthly, Issue 395, April 2016

Two recent film works by Amie Siegel use the discipline and canon of architecture as points of departure. Describing this methodological approach as a ‘foil’ for wider conversations, the artist constructs montages of interconnected layers. The meticulously composed films Quarry, 2015, and The Architects, 2014, are exhibited together for the first time in ‘Imitation of Life’ – Siegel’s first solo exhibition in Ireland. Read more…

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: ‘This Place’, The MAC, Belfast, Art Monthly, Issue 392, December 2015

Since Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ untimely death of AIDS-related illness in 1996, much has been written about his artistic legacy. Interpreted through numerous critical lenses – not least Queer Theory, Minimalism and Relational Aesthetics – his artworks are rooted in identity politics of 1980’s and early ‘90’s America.  However, as demonstrated in this inaugural staging of the artist’s work in Belfast, the existing discourse surrounding his canonical works is neither exhaustive nor impervious to fresh interpretations.

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Profile – Roscommon Visual Artists’ Forum, Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Jan/Feb 2016

PDF – VAN Jan-Feb Issue (Text) PDF -VAN Jan-Feb (Images)

Making Visible

The Roscommon Visual Artists Forum (RVAF) was established in early 2014 by Linda Shevlin as part of her ongoing Visual Arts Curator Residency in Roscommon Arts Centre. Given that the objectives for this Arts-Council-funded residency prioritise “engaging new audiences” at local, regional and national level, while promoting a “coordinated approach between curators and organisations”, Linda felt it was important to work closely with Roscommon County Council Arts Office to establish a network for local artists.

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Public Art Profile – ‘Tolka Nights’, Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Nov/Dec 2015

In May 2014, Create launched a Per Cent for Art commission, funded by The Office of Public Works, arising from the creation of flood defence systems along the River Tolka – Dublin’s second largest river. Proposals were invited from artists working in any medium to engage selected sites within Meath, Fingal and Dublin City local authority areas, using the Tolka as a ‘central connector’. Read more…

Mark Curran ‘The Economy of Appearances’, LCGA, Photomonitor

Mark Curran’s solo exhibition ‘The Economy of Appearances’ at Limerick City Gallery of Art had a retrospective feel. Five previous and ongoing bodies of work were presented, conjuring an unspoken pause in Curran’s career, and prompting reflection on the expansive territory explored in his practice to date.

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