new will consist of an exhibition of new work by a slew of artists both Irish and non-Irish. In keeping with the culture in the Green On Red Gallery, a selection of work by an international range of artists that represents some of the most exciting developments in contemporary art has been chosen for new. Moyna Flannigan and Jonathan Monk show in Ireland for the first time. Hans Hemmert shows in the Green On Red Gallery and Ireland for the second time.
Jim Buckley will present a new video work projected on the wall of the gallery in keeping with much of the light-based installations he has done in the past either in confined interiors or unconfined exterior locations.
Fergus Feehily, based in Dublin, but just returned from 4 years and an MFA in Tokyo, will exhibit 4 exquisite new works. Two paintings measuring 25 x 20 x 1.5cms are intimate in scale. Feehily uses oil or gouache painted onto MDF panels that have been cut with sharply chamfered edges. The works on view here display a way of mark-making that is light, transparent and, at times, inventive. He will have a solo exhibition at the Green On Red Gallery in November 2002 and in New York in 2003.
Moyna Flannigan ( represented by doggerfisher, Edinburgh) teaches painting in Glasgow School of Art and will exhibit her compelling imaginary portraits in watercolour on paper. These are richly coloured, affected paintings of people who don¹t exist. They belong, instead, in the imagination of the author and viewer and it is in this dialogue that we are invited to give body and life to these curious portraits.
Hans Hemmert from Berlin exhibits a group of new drawings combining playful ideas of animation and futuristic, computer-generated, suggestive amoeboid yellow forms. Hemmert is represented by the Carlier-Gebauer Gallery, Berlin where he will have a solo exhibition in 2003 travelling to Green On Red Gallery in Dublin.
Veronica Larsson will be exhibiting a floor installation in this her first showing at the gallery. She has recently graduated from the MA programme in NCAD with an intriguing sound and mixed media installation.
Caroline McCarthy, who has shown once before in the GOR Gallery in a group show curated by Finola Jones called In Search of the Experience, Reconsidering the Readymade ( Jan. 1999 ) is a recent winner of the new AIB Art Prize, will show two photographic works seen lately in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. These are witty still life subjects in the vein of C. 17th Dutch Œ memento mori Œ paintings. The artist has replaced real fruit with papier-maché versions using another mundane, low-grade material drawn from supermarket shelves toilet paper. Only in Ireland is toilet paper available in so many exotic colours allowing her to depict and mimic her subject so well. McCarthy is also represented by Lotta Hammer, London.
New works by John Cronin ( Dublin ) and Jonathan Monk ( Glasgow ) will also be exhibited as part of this exciting cornucopia of contemporary talent.
The autumn schedule includes John Noel Smith, New Paintings, Green On Red Gallery, September 6 October 5, 2002, John Noel Smith, Retrospective Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, September 5 October, 2002, Eilís O¹Connell, New Sculptures, October 10 November 9, 2002 and Fergus Feehily, New Paintings, November 14 December 23, 2002.