steambox gallery, school street, dublin 8
opening reception march 13, 6-8pm
march 14 – 30 , 2014
opening times : tuesday – sunday 12pm – 5pm
supported by tiger beer
what lives, what grows, what learns, what fails, what if, what does, what looks, what sees, what feels, what can, what will, what cares, what pains, what loves, what hates, what plays, what fights, what climbs, what rests, what drinks, what talks, what eats, what works, what moves, what shits, what hears, what says, what ignores, what fucks, what shouts, what falls, what hurts, what runs, what stays, what destroys, what will, what builds, what feels, what withers, what dies.
paul hallahan is an artist based in kildare. he has just completed his term on the broadstone invited artists project, which comprised of two curated and invited exhibitions, a lamb lies down, fuckier, shittier, pissier (stick up fir tree, irishise) and a live gig by martin creed. he set up soma contemporary in waterford city and ran it between 2009 and 2012. he has shown his work both nationally and internationally. his works look to and take from any and all aspects of the world from what he sees around him to things learnt and moves through many mediums.
‘Prospective’ by Dan Raul Pintea
Exhibition Launch January 22nd @ 6pm until 8pm
Steambox Gallery from January 23rd – February 1st.
Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Curated by Jennette Donnelly
We put so much emphasis and time into what we believe to be mindfulness and it’s pursuit that we fall down in finding it’s actual message. We practice Tai Chi in the lush surroundings of a nearby park and give up after three sessions because a) it’s too cold, b) our specially purchased clothing really does not fit the bill, or c) we believe that we have fully mastered mindfulness and it’s time for chips. Books on Reiki, Yoga and Feng Shui gather dust and barely have their spines broken but look impressive on the coffee table and provide an interesting conversation starter when pointing out a perfectly positioned lamp. New Year resolutions come and go with initial well-meant intentions and ferocious attempts but gradually succumb to a coronation street-fueled haze. We are spoon fed destination guides, but the journey should be what we seek.
Dan Raul Pintea has created a visual striving to capture the essence of mindfulness represented by the prism of perfection that is a rainbow. Never ceasing to amaze and create awe wherever it appears, the rainbow has long stood as a representative in Irish mythology as the pathway to richness and gold, guarded greedily by the Leprechaun. Society has bred the notion that we must ‘keep up with the Jones’s’, live to work and strive to find the pot of gold waiting invitingly at the end of the rainbow. Making money is our mantra, we toil, slave and die for it, all the while missing precious moments in our lives, the fleeting instances in the tangled web of time.
Mindfulness in Buddhism teaches awareness of one’s body, mind and feelings. Being completely present, in the present. Pintea has created work which carries the beautiful moments of the past into the present and looks towards the future. Family memories are inter-dispersed with delicate drawings and imagery containing hints of a chakra-like spectrum of colour. These hints of colour representing the need for attune awareness, a ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-it’ reference to our beloved rainbow. After all, if we are not completely aware in our present, we will never notice the rainbow.
Dan Raul Pintea (b.1981) is a Romanian artist. In 2004 he graduated fine arts at the University of Arts and Design from Cluj Napoca (RO), were he also sustained his MA in 2006. Since 2007 Pintea has exhibited at Ivan Gallery (RO), 26 Gallery (RO), Anca Poterasu Gallery (RO), Victoria Art Centre (RO), Sala Dalles (RO), Trypthycon (DE), 115 Gallery (RO), Visual Kontakt (DE), Program Gallery (PL) Pavilion (RO) and Studiobruck (RO)
In 2010 – 2013 was represented by Anca Potersau Gallery, with whom he participated to Preview Berlin, The Emerging Art Fair from Berlin, in 2011. He lives and works in Sibiu.
‘Prospective’ runs at Steambox Gallery from January 23rd – February 1st.
Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Exhibition Launch January 22nd @ 6pm until 8pm
Curated by Jennette Donnelly
Sponsored by Bavaria and Inov8 printing
Avenue Road Draughtsman Award 2013 Shortlist Exhibition
Launch: Steambox, December 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition Duration: December 13th – 21st
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12-5 pm
Avenue Road is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates of the
2013 Draughtsman Award. These are Michael Geddis (University of
Ulster), Aoife Lynch (D.I.T), Ellen Byrne (Crawford College of Art and
Design), Jess Cody (Limerick School of Art and Design), Kate Buckley
(I.A.D.T) and Dan Farrelly (N.C.A.D)
2013 marked the launch of this award and a commitment to creating a
developmental opportunity for Graduating Draughtsman from the
Republic, and North, of Ireland. The award was created to encourage
and support fine art graduates pursuing the art of drawing, in all of its
The recipient of the award will be announced at the Launch and will
receive a solo exhibition, an award of €300 and mentoring from
Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú a recipient of the RDS James White Award for
Drawing and the AXA Insurance prize for drawing, Royal Hibernian
Academy 181st Annual Exhibition, Dublin. Both the solo and shortlisted
exhibitions will be curated by Jennette Donnelly.
New Living Art IV
November 7th – Dec 8th
Opening Reception Thursday, November 7th at Steambox, 5 -7pm and Moxie Studios from 7 – 10pm
The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA] is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the fourth annual New Living Art exhibition on Thursday, November 7th, 2013.
In 1943, a group of artists rebelling at the closed, conservative, ‘tennis club’ institutions for art, decided to stand together and do something about it. The Irish Exhibition of Living Art, which was created and thrust into being in that meeting, was not just a response to not being in ‘the club;’ it was arguably the incentive, or perhaps the incendiary, that sparked the atmosphere that allowed many or most of the opportunities available to Irish-based artists today- The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the Percent For Art scheme, among others. IMOCA established the NLA exhibition in 2010 as a tribute to that vision and determination.
The curator selected for the NLA IV is Emmanuelle Marion, Co-Director of D.Ploy Dublin, and Curator Director of Bio.Space033, a multi-disciplinary creative space in Dublin. Marion has been working in Cultural policy and International arts management for almost 15 years both in Ireland and abroad. She based her curatorial approach to this exhibit around the theme, “Locked in, Locked Out,” in reference to the centenary anniversary of the Dublin Lock-out.
“The centenary of the Dublin Lock-Out is a unique opportunity to assess our social and political status quo, not only as a Nation, but also globally” says Marion. It also coincides with Ireland’s presidency of the EU- “That’s why we invited several international artists to join 30 Irish artists in exploring universal notions of identity, power and justice.”
The exhibit will once again span IMOCA’s two current affiliate art centres, Moxie Studios in D2 and Steambox in D8, with an opening reception at Steambox from 5pm – 7:00 and at Moxie from 7pm – 10pm.
NLA IV gallery hours are Tuesdays- Sundays 12 -5pm through December 8th.
IMOCA would like to give special thanks to our supporters, which include The Goethe Institute, The French Embassy, Camoens, D.Ploy Dublin, Inov8 Print & Design, Moxie Studios and Steambox. image C. Rosaleen Breen
Introducing some of our participating International Artists:
Sara Maia is one of Portugal’s foremost artists. Her work has been described as a cross-over between Frida Kahlo, Hieronymus Bosch and Goya. Sara Maia will present a troubling site-specific installation created over 2 months in Dublin especially for the NLA. Sara Maia’s work is shown around the globe, most recently at the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Museo de la Republica in Lisbon, and at the Galerie Kuzcynski Paris next spring. Sara will teach masterclasses during the course of the exhibition.
Kevin Abosch Claiming roots in the USA, France & Ireland, the world- acclaimed photographer’s quest is to take celebrity portraiture to a whole new level. From the impressive collection ‘Faces of Ireland’ presented in Dublin airport to the ‘Faces of Tech’ showcased on Times Square, Abosch has been photographing citizens of many countries, activists, artists and even vegetables. For the NLA he will present his new series ‘Intimate Portraits of Killing Machines’.
Amanda Jane Graham
Eva Richardson McCrea
Gianna Tasha Tomasso
Michael Bruce Weston
NLA III: The 2012 New Living Art Exhibition
Curated by Pamela Myers and Gerald Heffernan
emer ni chiobhain
margaret o brien
at once a surface and a frame
Works by John Galvin
The exhibition examines the window as a liminal surface; both the surface of the projection screen and the space it enframes. The videos offer a fractured surface where the ‘sutures’ between multiple temporalities are left visible. The works explore a visuality where simultaneity rather than sequentiality is foregrounded – multiple fragments of the past anamnetically inscribed into the present.
John Galvin is a multimedia artist living and working in Limerick. He completed a Masters in Music Technology, specialising in electroacoustic composition, at the University of Limerick in 2008 and is currently there completing a PhD by Practice. His research focuses on the layering of many different temporalities within a single work and the ‘presence’ associated with different media
Opening Reception Thursday, Sept 13, 6pm
Gallery open 12 -5 pm tues- sun through Sept 23.
Opening preview Saturday 9th June, 4 – 7pm
Exhibition continues until June 17th 2012
Monday – Friday 12 – 7pm
Saturday 12 – 5pm
Sunday 2 – 5pm
Masters of Fine Art & Art In The Digital World
Opening officially sponsored by Heineken
Image: Molly Mishkas, Installation detail, 2012
School St, Dublin 8, Across from the Guinness brewery.
In search of becoming
An exhibition by Andreas Kindler von Knobloch
Steambox 11th – 20th May 2012
Schol St, Dublin 8, Across from the Guinness brewery.
Opening reception, Thursday 10th May, 6pm
photograph taken by Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Venice 2008.
Inspired by the writings of Rene Daumal and the final project of the Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader; the 2011 – 2012 IMOCA graduate resident Andreas Kindler von Knobloch undertakes a series of expeditions into the unknown waters of Dublin bay.These experiments form part of Kindler on Knobloch’s broader research into human attempts at capturing and understanding the aesthetics of sublime experience.
In the novel Mount Analogue, Rene Daumal sets sail in the yacht Impossible to search for a holy mountain. At the summit of this mountain heaven and earth are said to meet and the doorway to the invisible is made visible. Daumal’s symbolic mountain represents a way to truth that ‘cannot not exist,’ and his classic allegory of man’s search for himself embraces the certainty that one can know and conquer one’s own reality.
The late Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader undertook a similar journey not knowing it would be his last performance. Titled In Search of the Miraculous this attempt at a transatlantic voyage proved fatal for the artist. The title for his work is lifted from P.D. Ouspensky’s book of the same name, based on the early teachings of Gurdjieff – the story of another quest for spiritual understanding and self-knowledge that ended with the realisation that the answer had been at hand from the start.
With an eye to the apparent paradox Kindler von Knobloch sets out on his Mirror dinghy Sophy. The title Ultima Thule is a term from medieval geography which denotes any distant place located beyond the “borders of the known world.” It is at once a reference to the work of Bas Jan Ader and the story of Mount Analogue. By contrast, in his work Kindler von Knobloch is not attempting the impossible or seeking out the physical boundaries of this world. Instead with the help of photographer, Dorje de Burgh, this work is an exploration of the desire for that journey, through a complete immersion in the aesthetics of this romantic experience.
Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, is a Dublin based artist and recent NCAD graduate. Exhibitions include: ”Luminous Flux”, a solo show, Curated by Padraic E Moore, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2012) “Pallas periodical review”, selected by Carl Giffney, Pallas, Dublin (2011) “Underground”, group show Basic Space, Dublin (2011) “200 Clonliffe Rd” group show in a derelict house Dublin (2011) “Radical Love II” three day seminar, Dublin (2011).