CABINET OF WONDERS #6

Linenhall Arts Centreinsitu1

Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

http://www.thelinenhall.com

10 April 2018 – 31 August 2018

Devised, curated, installed and managed by visual artist Ian Wieczorek

 

THE ARTISTS:

Declan Byrne’s colourful encrusted sculpture, decorated with dried up acrylic paint patiently collected from the pallets of fellow studio members, echoes the visual language of his paintings;
Michelle Colfer’s work is inspired by childhood memory and the idea of catching hope, the origami cranes (a traditional Japanese symbol of hope) suggesting fleeting yet vivid moments of utopia;
Fiona Harrington celebrates the complexity of the traditional craft of Irish lacemaking and proposes its future sustainability, propelled by the notion that preservation is possible through adaptation and reinvention;
Dympna Heanue reflects on the dichotomy between the beauty of nature and its imminent destruction;
Rebecca Lyons brings together the colours and technique of childhood folded ‘fortune teller’ geometry with ‘ephemeral’ zoomorphic forms, resulting in works that are curious yet familiar…
Lisa McLurg’s work is a personal response to the feeling of not having a child, exploring the notion of motherhood and questioning whether it is in our human nature to bear children;
Noel Molloy creates a pithy visual allusion to the association between State and religion;
Jane Queally’s work is concerned with the notion of the universal appeal and attachment to good luck charms or talismans, and the wonder/value of found objects;
Fiona Reilly, with her assemblage comprising every bus ticket from every journey taken on Dublin Bus since 2008, creates a simple yet eloquent physical representation of the usually ephemeral nature of the everyday;
Ian Wieczorek explores the serendipitous nature of artistic process, in this case based on the subject of the heart.

THE WORKS:

1. Rebecca Lyons
Giant Alien Urchin (post-it notes, sweet wrappers)

RebeccaLyons-GiantAlienUrchin-Good.JPG

 

2. Noel Molloy
Flag (holy water bottles, paint)

NoelMolloy-Flag.JPG

 

3. Lisa McLurg
Seedbed (dandelion seed heads)

LisaMcLurg-Seedbed.JPG

 

4. Fiona Harrington
Under Observation (handmade lace, card, Petri dish)

FionaHarrington-UnderObservation.JPG

 

5. Jane Queally
Himalayan Luck (photograph, pony shoe, Himalayan stones)

JaneQueally-HimalayanLuck-1

 

6. Rebecca Lyons
Origami Cocoon (post-it notes, sweet wrappers)

RebeccaLyons-Cocoon-Good.JPG

 

7. Dympna Heanue
Eleventh Hour (clock, stones, seaweed, shells, feather, bird skull)

DympnaHeanue-EleventhHour.JPG

 

8. Michelle Colfer
Catching Hope 1-5 (hand printed origami, glass jars)

MichelleColfer-CatchingHope.JPG

 

9. Fiona Reilly
Time Spent (bus tickets, blu tac, double sided tape)

FionaReilly-TimeSpent.JPG

 

10. Rebecca Lyons
Amoeba (post-it notes)

RebeccaLyons-Amoeba-Good.JPG

 

11. Declan Byrne
Encrusted Shoe (shoe, acrylic paint)

DeclanByrne-EncrustedShoe.JPG

 

12. Ian Wieczorek
All Heart (photograph, drawing on paper, plaster of Paris, battery, canned heart)

IanWieczorek-AllHeart-crop.JPG

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CABINET OF WONDERS #6

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