New Niamh McCann Monograph Launch at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane by info greenonredgallery.com

Niamh McCann Furtive Tears Catalogue Launch

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Tuesday 18th December, 4.30-5.45pm 
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Niamh McCann  Furtive Tears, published by Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin 2018

Niamh McCann Furtive Tears, published by Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin 2018

Join us for a short reading by actor Pól Penrose and performance by tenor Seán Kennedy to coincide with the launch of Furtive Tears, a new monograph on the work of Niamh McCann.

This coincides with a solo exhibition by Niamh McCann at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane from 4th October 2018 - January 6, 2019. 

See : https://circaartmagazine.net/niamh-mccann-furtive-tears/

http://www.acw.ie/2018/11/review-furtive-tears-by-niamh-mccann-at-the-hugh-lane-gallery-by-brendan-fox-acw/?fbclid=IwAR1vuqTbDbWzOM2n6M0azfWZrFdhVLIi1yh_4Ps6ExkaXtSzGJtGTpo6e0k

https://www.iamnotapainter.com/brown-review/2018/8/8/disco
 
 
The fully illustrated publication features essays by Darran Anderson and Chris Fite Wassilak.
 
 
To purchase a copy of Niamh McCann: Furtive Tears, contact the gallery bookshop: 
Telephone: 089 2202855. Email:  gallerybookshughlane@gmail.com
The Furtive Tears exhibition continues until 6 January 2019
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane , Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin, D01 F2X9

Niamh McCann at Hugh Lane by info greenonredgallery.com

Niamh McCann
Furtive Tears

Artist Talk on Wed 3 October @5pm
General viewing 6-8pm
Free admission. 
FURTIVE TEARS continues until 6 January 2019

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Parnell Square, Dublin, Ireland D01 F2X9

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Gallery artist Niamh McCann presents FURTIVE TEARS at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane opening Wednesday 3 October 2018.

FURTIVE TEARS brings together the mythologies of Sir Edward Carson (Irish unionist politician and barrister) with Hans Poelzig (German architect, painter and set-designer) to explore the interplay of fact and fiction and the dynamic relationship between the audience, object and mode of display.

Featuring the bronze cast nose of Michael Collins (from the original statue by Seamus Murphy), a taxidermied deer with inflated latex mask & neon, a reimagining of a panda bear and a stunning bronze balaclava titled False Prophet, this show combines the surreal, the bizarre and the perverse, inviting remnants of the past into the present and the things of the present into the future.

Furtive Tears features is an installation in four galleries and is a composite of mixed materials that appropriate utopian ideas of fluid relationships between Art/Architecture/Design in early modernism. Expect assemblages and interventions as well as a newly commissioned video-work with soundscape Furtive Tears, Salomé’s Lament.

This exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Artist Talk on Wed 3 October @5pm
General viewing 6-8pm
Free admission. 
FURTIVE TEARS continues until 6 January 2019

Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions include La Perruque (Protest Song) at MAC Belfast and Just Left of Copernicus in Visual Carlow. Group exhibitions include: Future Perfect, Rubicon-Projects Brussels; Changing States: Contemporary Art and Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Belgium; Time Out of Mind: Works from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art; In Other Words, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; this little bag of dreams, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; and Without-Boundaries, Wäinö Attonen, Museum of Art, Finland Her work is represented in the collections of IMMA, The OPW, Limerick City Gallery, Swansea City Council, The London Institute, and Hiscox Collection, London.

www.niamhmccann.com

The exhibition will be launched by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Cathleen Carney Boudon behalf of Ardmhéara Nial Ring

For more info see the event.

Gallery News: August 2018 by info greenonredgallery.com

Tom Hunter preview September 6th
Ronan McCrea shortlisted for MAC International
Niamh McCann – Furtive Tears at The Hugh Lane
Damien Flood at Sea Change, IADT 21 years & Museum of Mythological Water Beasts
Kirstin Arndt – Notre Dame Les Fleurs

Tom Hunter,  Aphrodite , 2018 C-type print edition of 5 91.5 x 122 cm

Tom Hunter, Aphrodite, 2018 C-type print edition of 5 91.5 x 122 cm

Green On Red Gallery are proud to bring Tom Hunter's Figures in a Landscape to Dublin.

"Figures in a Landscape is a personal odyssey which transports the viewer through a world imbued with myths and legends. On this magical journey, from the hillsides of the West Country to the Marshes of Hackney, the viewer encounters ancient gods, goddesses and mythical monsters which inhabit the landscape and battle for supremacy between the other worlds and the here and now..."

until Saturday 13th October

For more information see our event.


Ronan McCrea is among 13 artists shortlisted far the MAC International 2018.
 

The MAC Belfast is pleased to announce the 13 artists shortlisted for the MAC International 2018: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan / Ali Cherri / Larissa Fassler / Nikolaus Gansterer / Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi & Simone Trabucchi) / Ronan McCrea / Aisling O’Beirn / Vesna Pavlović / Renata Poljak / Larissa Sansour / Özge Topçu.

Chosen from more than 800 submissions the shortlist includes artists from Ireland, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Canada, USA, Palestine, Austria, France and Turkey, working across a range of mediums including photography, film, installation, sculpture and drawing.

MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC in Belfast.

Now in its third edition, MAC International presents a snapshot of the most exciting and ambitions art practices from across the world.

The exhibition runs from November 9, 2018–March 31, 2019.

The winner of MAC International will be announced at the exhibition launch on November 8, 2018
Read More here.


Damien Flood, Dressing Room, 2017, Oil on linen, 150 x 125 cm .jpg

Sea Change, IADT 21 years: 14th Sept – 4th Nov

Opening 14th September 

Sea Change IADT; 21 years of Art, Film and Animation
This anniversary exhibition includes contributions from alumni in the specialist fields of art, film and animation. The exhibition is curated byOonagh Youngand highlights the diversity of artistic practices that have been developed over twenty one years by graduates. The ‘sea change’ signifies a shift away from the traditional role of the creative industries, in-line with advancements in technology and is evident in the wide range of exciting and innovative professional artistic practices featured in this exhibition. 

The exhibition features art works and films by David Beattie, Jenny Brady, Alan-James Burns, Nina Canell, Anita Delaney,Damien Flood, Mark Garry, Adam Gibney, Jesse Jones, Vera Klute, Mateusz Lubecki, Bea Mac Mahon, Maser, Fiona Marron, Ciaran Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Isobel Nolan, Meadhbh O’Connor and Sonia Shiel, and books by Sarah Baume, Fiona Gannon, James Merrigan, Chris Fite Wassilack, Sue Rainsford and Ciaran Walsh. Read more here.


Damien Flood, ‘Pullover’, 2018, Oil on linen, 50 x 60 cm

Damien Flood, ‘Pullover’, 2018, Oil on linen, 50 x 60 cm

Museum of Mythical Water Beasts

Ormston House


Opening September 6th, runs until September 21st

The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts is a multi-year project inspired by the River Shannon and the people of Limerick. We began with an open research process, working with local catchment custodians – including artists, boat-builders, historians, and scientists – through a series of events, workshops and field trips about, along and on the river. In 2018, we have returned indoors to develop a series of artistic commissions and exhibition-environments at Ormston House. See more here.

Damien Flood’s research is grounded in early writings on philosophy, alchemy and the natural sciences. His paintings are maps to different worlds or states of mind. These new geographies can offer a meditative space or balance precariously close to chaos. You can visit his website here.


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Niamh McCann – Furtive Tears4th October 2018 – 6th January 2019

Furtive Tears is a project by Niamh McCann that explores the dynamic relationship between the audience, object and mode of display. In her new installation at the Hugh Lane, McCann brings together the protagonists Edward Carson (politician) and Hans Poelzig (architect and set designer) and the vestiges of their mythologies to portray the internal language of gesture, meaning, inference and allegiance.

It is an exploration of the importance of a viewer’s perspective when confronted with the act of looking and the reading of objects within the context of a constructed landscape. Weaving fact, fiction and history, the installation reveals how we look and how we are looked upon. The work addresses how the mind navigates the perpetual process of coding and decoding our own behaviours when negotiating the positions we take up in society.

Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions include La Perruque (Protest Song) at MAC Belfast and Just Left of Copernicus in Visual Carlow. Group exhibitions include: Future Perfect, Rubicon-Projects Brussels; Changing States: Contemporary Art and Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Belgium; Time Out of Mind: Works from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art; In Other Words, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; this little bag of dreams, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; and Without-Boundaries, Wäinö Attonen, Museum of Art, Finland Her work is represented in the collections of IMMA, The OPW, Limerick City Gallery, Swansea City Council, The London Institute, and Hiscox Collection, London.

For more information see here


Image courtesy of the artist, Kirstin Arndt

Image courtesy of the artist, Kirstin Arndt

NOTRE DAME DES FLEURS
8–9, 15–16th, September


Opening 8th September, 5pm

Abstracte presents
Notre Dame des Fleurs
De Huiskamer, Kalkmarkt 8 Amsterdam.

Artists:
Kirstin Arndt (DE)
Iris Bouwmeester (NL)
Henrik Eiben (DE)
Jan Willem van Welzenis (NL)

Abstracte was founded in 2015 by Arjan Janssen and Jan Willem van Welzenis. It is an initiative led by two painters which places abstract art on the center stage. The ambition of the project is to be international - by realizing projects through cooperation with external parties, it hopes to establish a broad network. The goal of each collaborative work is to present and preserve the vitality of abstract art. The purpose of the projects is to display abstract art in all it’s vigor. Unruly to the Art-scene’s order. abstracte.eu

Gallery News: Arno Kramer: CHALK by info greenonredgallery.com

Arno Kramer
Chalk
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Kunsthal KAdE

Eemplein 77, (Eemhuis)
3812 EA, Amersfoort

May 26, 2018 to Aug 19, 2018

Arno Kramer,  In the time changing light , 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Peter Cox.

Arno Kramer, In the time changing light, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Peter Cox.

The focus of this group exhibition is the drawing material CHALK. Artists have been asked to produce new work with blackboard chalk and there are (inter)national loans of Joseph Beuys, Rudolf Steiner, Juan Muñoz and Nemanja Nikolić.


CHALK

The focus of this group exhibition is the drawing material CHALK. Artists have been asked to produce new work with blackboard chalk and there are (inter)national loans of Joseph Beuys, Rudolf Steiner, Juan Muñoz and Nemanja Nikolić.

Curated by Kunsthal KAdE with advice from Arno Kramer

The nostalgia evoked by the act of writing and drawing on a chalkboard is the central focus of a group exhibition showcasing the new work of seventeen Dutch artists. There are also several pieces by artists such as Joseph Beuys and Rudolf Steiner on loan from international collections. The upper gallery will be hosting a guest exhibition of works by local artists exploring the theme of chalk presented by Blauwdruk 033.

Marjolijn de Wit, To What Remains, 2018. Photo: Mike Bink

Marjolijn de Wit, To What Remains, 2018. Photo: Mike Bink

Chalk evokes memories and feelings of nostalgia in people of all ages. With the invention of black and green chalkboards in the 18th century, whole generations grew up watching letters, figures, sentences, diagrams and formulas being written and drawn on the panels of the board – and then wiped off again. Teachers used white or coloured chalk, and sometimes large rulers, compasses and set squares. These materials and the act of writing on a blackboard are now almost history, having been replaced in schools by whiteboard markers and computers. 

Kunsthal KAdE invited Dutch artists to work in chalk on a blackboard background. The exhibition includes works by figurative and abstract artists and features a wide range of styles and forms. There is a large mural by Arno Kramer, a study of the green triptych as an altarpiece by Roland Sohier and a pavement chalk drawing on a set of paving slabs by Lenneke van der Goot, which will take viewers back to the school playground. KAdE is also showing several works by Joseph Beuys, Rudolf Steiner and Juan Muñoz on loan from international collections and an animation created entirely in chalk by Serbian artist Nemanja Nikolić in 2016.

Participating artists:
Marijn Akkermans (NL, 1975) | Jitske Bakker (NL, 1982) | Joseph Beuys (DE, 1921 - 1986) | Nik Christensen (GB, 1973) | Marcel van Eeden (NL, 1965) | Hanneke Francken (NL, 1976) | Lenneke van der Goot (NL, 1979) | Susanna Inglada (ES, 1983) | Arno Kramer (NL, 1945) | Bart Lodewijks (NL, 1972) | Romy Muijrers (NL, 1990) | Juan Muñoz (ES, 1953 – 2001) | Marc Nagtzaam (NL, 1968) | Mayke Nas (NL, 1972) | Nemanja Nikolić (RS, 1987) | Thomas Raat (NL, 1979) | Hans Schuttenbeld (NL, 1991) & Jilles de Man (NL, 1990) | Roland Sohier (NL, 1950) | Rudolf Steiner (HR, 1861-1925) | Guy Vording (NL, 1985) | Witte Wartena (NL, 1976) | Marjolijn de Wit (NL, 1979) | Marthe Zink (NL, 1990) | Students HKU

CHALKroom. Photo: Mike Bink

CHALKroom. Photo: Mike Bink

Special guest: Blauwdruk 033
Kunsthal KAdE invited Blauwdruk 033 to curate guest exhibition at CHALK. The first ‘Blueprint/Blauwdruk’ exhibition opened on 16 February 2014. It was the last exhibition hosted by kunsthal KAdE at the Smallepad building and the first joint art event presented at kunsthal KAdE by StadsGalerij, Haren Majesteit, BV De Gasten en De Observant as guest curators. The organisers Ron Jagers, Martin Honings and Adinda van Wely feel it is important to maintain ties with artists from Amersfoort as their careers unfold. In summer 2018 Blauwdruk 033 will be presenting works by some of the artists featured in previous Blauwdruk exhibitions in the upper gallery at kunsthal KAdE. These Blauwdruk artists also explore the theme of chalk. Participants: Elsemarijn Bruys (NL, 1989) | Eva Hoogenberg (NL, 1999) | Marije Koelewijn (NL, 1991) | Jippiet (NL, 1988) | Inge Vaandering (NL, 1993) | Corine Zomer (NL, 1983).

This exhibition is supported by the Mondriaan FundK.F. Hein FondsStadsGalerij and the municipality of Amersfoort.

https://www.kunsthalkade.nl/en/exhibitions/chalk

New Beginnings / Summer Hours by info greenonredgallery.com

New Beginnings

Summer Opening Hours:

Friday 27th July, 10am–6pm & Saturday 28th, 11am–3pm
Wed. 1st – Friday 3rd August, 10am–6pm
Wed. 8th & Thursday 9th August, 10am–6pm
Wed. 15th & Thursday 16th, 10am–6pm


Kirstin Arndt 
Alan Butler
Damien Flood
Caroline McCarthy
Emma Roche
Nigel Rolfe
Aoife Shanahan
Xavier Theunis


Green On Red Gallery, Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1.

Nigel Rolfe , Dark Pool, Prussian blue and ivory black pigment and lard on Fabriano paper , 2018

Nigel Rolfe , Dark Pool, Prussian blue and ivory black pigment and lard on Fabriano paper , 2018

Don't miss out on the final days of our group exhibition, New Beginnings. 

The exhibition includes new work by gallery artists and artists showing in the gallery for the first time, including the work of Xavier TheunisEmma Roche and Aoife Shanahan along with gallery artists Damien FloodNigel Rolfe, Caroline McCarthy and Alan Butler.

Damien Flood has an upcoming two person show with Herbert Warmuth at Thomas Rehbein Cologne, 14th July - 18th August, 2018.
Xavier Theunis will present a solo show in Green On Red Gallery in 2019. 
Alan Butler will present a new body of work during a solo exhibition in Green On Red Gallery in 2019. He is showing at When Facts Don’t Matter, St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle, until July 8th and upcoming Traces, Kasteel Wijlre, The Netherlands, 01 July - 18 Nov2018. For more info see alanbutler.info.
Kirstin Arndt is showing with Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Cologne at 'Backstage - die Rückseite the rear side' until July 7th. 

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DAMIEN FLOOD / HERBERT WARMUTH

At Thomas Rehbein Galerie : Koeln
Aachener Str. 5, 50674 Köln | www.rehbein-galerie.de

14. Juli – 18. August 2018

D. Flood, ' Shape of Things',  oil on reversed black primed canvas, 80 x 100 cm

D. Flood, 'Shape of Things', oil on reversed black primed canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Green On Red Gallery artist Damien Flood presents his two-person show with Herbert Warmuth at Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln, opening Saturday, 14. July 2018, 2-6pm.


In Damien Flood´s (*1979) paintings formal fragments float beyond a continuity of space and consistency of illusion. There is no unifying order to which these single elements can be attached, no congruous narrative into which they are embedded. In fact, the free arrangement of entities and pictorial excerpts proves to be a programmatic statement involving the disintegration of affiliations and thematic boundaries. Wheras some of the „traces“ bear a figurative semblance that allows for a certain degree of recognition, still others remain exempt from any obvious traceable traits and thus removed from any context. These primarily abstract pictorial marks appear to be puzzle pieces on a plain, merely primed canvas surface, loosely recalling a former composition, a patch of paint, or conveying a fleeting impression of reality. Overcoming any objective specificity, inherent in a quick perception of a hand or a vessel, these seemingly familiar forms now appear as primeval pictorial components or even cryptic signs that can be distinguished only through the interaction with their immediate surroundings within the structure of a new pictorial space. In detaching these elements from a previous symbolic realm, they gain independence and valor of their own. Their existence becomes meaningful within a new formative plane, which however remains unstable. Flood´s arrangements of disparate fragments seem to illustrate  the futility of illusion, emphazising instead the aspect of painting through multiple stylistic variations, each of these conveying distinct and often conflicting ideas and ideals. A reliable reading based on the unifying story of a „grand narrative“ (Jean-François Lyotard)  is undermined. 

Due to their color specific compositional structure, the paintings of Herbert Warmuth often recall the appearance of a flag. Their pictorial plane is divided into strictly separated monochrome segments. Some of the blocky stripes prove to be smooth, even color fields, emphazising the surface without any illusionistic spatial effect. Thus the real conditions and essential prerequisites of painting, reduced to mere color and surface, are visualized here. In turn, other color areas induce an irritation, reaching beyond the essentialist parameters of a self-referential, medium-reflective painting. This manifests itself through disturbances in the surface, which seems to be ruffled and thus engaged in a movement. Such folds and creases are achieved with painterly means, so that in the imitation of materiality the textile quality, the concrete texture of cloth or canvas, is being evoked. This step into a three-dimensional space is realized on the level of depiction. At the same time, such superficial „disturbances“ accentuate the external reality, the autonomous existence of the medium carrying the painting: the canvas stretched on a frame. Herbert Warmuth also ventures into three-dimensionality on the level of objective reality. In former „flag paintings“ seams, and even buttonholes, creases and other signs of wear were often included as part of the fabric´s reality, which is draped so as to conceal the shape of the stretcher and directly refers to its obvious purpose as an item of clothing. In recent works, Herbert Warmuth goes one step further, breaking through the medium, slitting plexi glass panes or aluminium panels, in order to squeeze pieces of fabric through the emerging razor-thin openings, so that their ruffles and frills appear to burst through the surface. 

Damien Flood would like to acknowledge the support of Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.