Gemma Tipton

Brian O’Doherty

Brian O’Doherty discusses his latest rope drawing at IMMA in Dublin

May 2015

Brian O’Doherty’s three “Inside the White Cube” essays were first published in Artforum in 1976. Only a few years earlier, the artist and writer had begun making his “Rope Drawings,” 1973–, which offered new ways of negotiating… READ ON

500 WORDS

Sonia Shiel

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

May 2015

Sonia Shiel’s oil paintings tantalize with hints of unresolved narrative. Even her titles, which are presented in the gallery handout in the form of a poem, are allusive yet ultimately obscure: honey drips / all quiet / till one day / never… READ ON

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“Constructed Culture Sounds Like Conculture”

Ellis King

February 2015

I love a good dose of constructed culture, those slightly out-of-kilter worlds in which speculative fiction thrives. In this exhibition curated by Samuel Leuenberger at a relative newcomer to the Dublin arts scene, there are five artists … READ ON

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Niamh O’Malley

Douglas Hyde Gallery

January 2015

Often unnoticed, it forms the invisible protective barrier between an artwork and the world, the screen behind which a video plays, the lens of a camera: Glass takes center stage in Niamh O’Malley’s most recent body of work. As a metaphor… READ ON

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John Gerrard

Public Art Fund | Lincoln Center

November 2014

Installed on a massive LED wall at the Lincoln Center’s main plaza, John Gerrard’s Solar Reserve, 2014, could at first sight appear to be footage of the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, during which Muslims circle the sacred… READ ON

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Elaine Byrne

Limerick City Gallery of Art

November 2014

In 1939, architect, artist, theorist, and theater designer Frederick Kiesler presciently coined the term correalism to refer to the interaction between people and their natural and technological surroundings. This installation by Elaine Byrne… READ ON

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Mark Clare

Crawford Art Gallery

October 2014

Concerned with the forces and systems that shape and observe us, Mark Clare’s practice easily seems to span disparate elements, but with good curation, it yields a satisfying thesis. Remote Control Technologies, 2011 is a large blue box on… READ ON

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Marilyn Lerner

Butler Gallery

September 2014

For anyone who’s been harboring a sneaking suspicion that hard-edged geometric abstraction might be a little—how to put this?—passé, Marilyn Lerner demonstrates its enduring energy: She mines the full potential of this genre of painting… READ ON

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Fringe Fringe

The Edinburgh Arts Festival

August 2014 EDINBURGH

IT STARTED GENTLY ENOUGH. Pale sun danced over the green lawns of Modern One and fell across the corrugated polycarbonate sides of the Pig Rock Bothy. Bobby Niven’s elaborate shed will become home to a program of performances and residencies… READ ON

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Caoimhe Kilfeather

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

July 2014

Oiled, pigmented paper in shades of blue hangs in loose panels from a metal frame, screening the gallery from the bustle of the cobbled streets outside. The gallery is located in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, an area thronged with visitors. … READ ON

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