Bee Loud Glade Launch
At Royal Hibernian Academy
29 June 5:30 pm
Irish artist Mark Joyce will launch Bee Loud Glade, MM Art Books, Brussels 2016.
The publication contains recent works concerning the phenomenological experience of light and colour. Texts by James Merrigan, Sara Baume, Liam Ó Muirthile, Ana Bonaca, Barbara Ehrenreich, Michel Pastoureau, and related historical pieces by Du Fu, Marcel Minnaert, Robert Grosseteste and John Tyndall, including an interview with Michael Dempsey.
Copies of the book will be available on the night for €10.
Artists talk “The trouble with light” examines the uneasy alliance of Physics and Chemistry in the artists studio.
Mark Joyce studied in NCAD, Dublin and the Royal College of Art, London. His work concerns physical light and colour, and a curiosity about how we apprehend the physical world and the anomalies and phenomenological strangeness of our optical experiences.
He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Guinness Peat Aviation award (1990) British Council Award (1993) the Thomas Damman Award (2009) and bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. In 1998 he represented Ireland at theFestival Interceltique in Lorient, France and has had solo exhibitions in Ireland, UK and the USA. He has curated exhibitions in the Petit Port, Leiden, and Sydney Non Objective. His work can be found in the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Arts Council of Ireland collections.
He has been Artist in Residence at the Bemis and Albers Foundations, USA, the Icelandic Centre for the Arts, Nanyang Academy, Singapore, RHA Studios, Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill Co. Mayo, and Facebook HQ, Dublin.
He was a founder of The Drawing Project, IADT-Dunlaoghaire, and is currently inaugural Professor of Humanities (Art) at Yale NUS College in Singapore.