Archive for January, 2012

New show opening 10th of February….

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

drawnOVERdrawn

Curated by James L Hayes

                    
                      Spaminacanistan by Malcolm McClay

 CIT Crawford College of Art and Design are proud to present drawnOVERdrawn, an exhibition of drawings by Chicory Miles, Malcolm McClay, Rian Kerrane, Eric Waldemar and curated by James L Hayes.

Opening Friday 10th February @ CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery - 7pm  

 

Gallery open 10am-6pm Tuesday to Saturday and  2pm-6pm Sunday. Exhibition runs until March 1st

‘There is no way to make a drawing- there is only drawing’ - Richard Serra 

 

Drawing can be thought of as the ground from which all other arts originate as the origins of ideas are often realized in drawing before being translated into other mediums. For the artists in DRAWN/OVERDRAWN, drawing comes out of a multi disciplinary practice as a tool that aids the thinking process.  The four artists in this show are all resident in the U.S, however the works shown here are made in response to Ireland’s physical and economic landscape.

DRAWN/OVERDRAWN comes at a time when Ireland is severely overdrawn on its accounts, and this exhibition’s title refers to this situation. Kerrane’s work incorporates the actual material iconography of Banc Na hÉíreann within a matrix that brings to mind puzzles and games, combining corporate iconography with objects from the intimate daily life of Ireland’s people. McClay’s work also confronts the fallen condition of the Irish economy in drawings that emerged from his photographs of some of the thousands of abandoned building sites that litter the Irish landscape. While these artists engage with the economic crisis, Louisiana-based Chicory Miles’s watercolors speak of recovery, giving graphic form to Irish landscapes that are growing back from devastating fires.

Positions

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

GAIA PROJECTS in assocaiation with CIT CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN are proud to present:

POSITIONS

a group exhibition at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery running from Friday 6th January – 31st January 2012.

Opening Friday 6th January at 6PM

Why do certain artists choose to follow traditional methods of creating art, while others feel free to make videos, performance and installation? Is there a place for tradition within contemporary practice, or has today’s cutting edge art lost sight of skill and craft? While a love for tradition may hold back certain artists from exploring new syntaxes, does the freedom to create anything in any way mean that contemporary art is being made in a vacuum? Or are both directions simply differing “intensities” of creation?

This exhibition seeks to explore the various artistic positions that artists have taken and why.

DERMOT BROWNE/KELLY RATCHFORD/GAVIN HOGG/ENDA O’DONOGHUE

NEDYALKA PANOVA/TOM CLIMENT/BRIAN DUGGAN/KIWOUN SHIN/

NICHOLAS ROBINSON/ALLYSON KEEHAN/CHRIS DORIS/

EOIN LLEWELLYN/AOIFE DESMOND/TINY LITTLE HORSE/

MIGUEL SOARES/MICHAEL CULLEN

 

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