Gallery Director talk at Green On Red Gallery, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1 at lunchtime, this Thursday
Thurs 12 February, 1.15 - 2pm
On the occasion of the end of the first group exhibition in the new Green On Red Gallery in Spencer Dock the director of the gallery, Jerome O Drisceoil, will give an introductory talk on the subject of the recent Renew exhibition and on the new gallery.
We are particularly delighted to be able to welcome our neighbouring residents and businesses to view the gallery, to view the closing Renew exhibition and to learn more about the gallery past, present and future. The Green On Red Gallery is the latest addition to the expanding and increasingly vibrant Irish Financial Services Centre area in Dublin's Docklands. The Gallery opened 23 years ago and is excited about its new home in the Docklands.
All welcome. This event is free.
Artists in the Renew exhibition include John Cronin, Mary FitzGerald, Damien Flood, Mark Joyce, Niamh McCann, Caroline McCarthy, Ronan McCrea, Alice Maher and Bridget Riley.
Renew will feature a new suite of 9 prints by Alice Maher shown here for the first time. These are the first new works by the artist seen since her highly successful solo exhibition, Becoming, in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2012 and her recently published monograph, Resevoir, published in 2014 by ROAD Publications, Dublin. The new works are marked by a riot of colour and play with motifs of corporeal and symbolic metamorphosis. In God's little helper the female protagonist is overcome with a coat of human hair, as Magdalene was before ( or after ? ) her.
Mark Joyce presents two new paintings on panel that recall some of his earlier '90's oil on canvas paintings. Their playful shapes echo letters and numbers but never spell out their message, as a Mel Bochner might.
Damien Flood's new paintings are stripped back with a fresh and exciting economy. They hang on a knife-edge between bringing us to familiar and mysterious, unknown worlds.
Mary FitzGerald uses hard-edge and fragile materials that make the most of their reflective qualities and expand the moment of perception. The viewer is involved and engaged in unexpected twists and turns.
In anticipation of her forthcoming solo show at the gallery, Caroline McCarthy presents Woods in November ( 2014 ) acrylic on canvas. This is a dazzling trompe l'oeil rendition of the most inconsequential subject brought centre stage. We are made to question our own belief systems and moral code in an upside-down world so convincingly portrayed.
Ronan McCrea will exhibit new photographs from his " reprographic " project that meditates on current questions about the fin de siécle, as he sees it, of the photographic era in late or post Post-Modernism. These works have an authority borrowed from the conventions of the medium but can point to new conclusions.
Large Fragment by Bridget Riley has an undeniable elegance and mastery that, while harking back to the cut-outs of Henri Matisse, is both fresh and compelling.
The Gallery is open to the public from Wednesday-Friday, 10-6pm and on Saturdays11-3pm.
We look forward to welcoming you to the new gallery, to Renew and to the Director's talk. Bí linn.