AIDAN DUNNE SOME CONCRETE POSSIBILITIES
The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin Until January 1st blackchurchprint.ie Curate by Siobhan Mooney, winner of Black Church Print Studio Emerging Curator Award 2019, Some Concrete Possibilities considers the role of chance in the formation of an artwork at every stage of the process. The artists included are Cara Farnan, Garreth Joyce, Helen MacMahon and Lee Welch.
Eva O’Leary. The Butler Gallery, The Castle,Kilkenny.UntilMarch3rd butlergallery.com Previously unseen work from Eva O’Leary’s award-winning photographic series Spitting Image. The series consists of portrait photographs of American teenage girls in Happy Valley, aka State College Pennsylvania. The twist is that the subjects were photographed through a two-way mirror, as they regard their own reflections. A video projection records the preparatory process.
Conor O’Grady. Custom House Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co Mayo. January 17th- February 10th customhousestudios.ie Works arising from a residency at the former psychiatric hospital which now houses the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar. It is, O’Grady points out, not untypical as a re-purposed institution with a troubled past. Collectively, such buildings are a reminder of how church and state treated the most vulnerable members of society.
Markus Davies. Linenhall Arts Centre, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo UntilFebruary16ththelinenhall.com Markus Davies’ quietly disorientating paintings stem from the shapes, colours, textures and mysteries of the urban environment as a complex of interacting, overlapping, dynamic spaces and processes, from micro to macro.
Group exhibition. Solstice Arts Centre, RailwayStreet,Navan,CoMeath.Until March1stsolsticeartscentre.ie Curator Nora Hickey’s group exhibition originated in the Centre Cultural Orleanais in Paris. With work by Karl