Friday, November 04, 2011

Tulca, Gregory Sholette and a weekend of openings

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts opens tonight, and 126 has their opening tomorrow.
4th November - 20th November, 2011

Opening reception: Saturday 5th November, 6pm

126, Artist run gallery in association with Tulca 2011 is delighted to present new work by artist and writer Gregory Sholette for “After the Fall”. A critical international figure in the area of collectivity and artist-led activity and politics, Sholette has been collaborating with the 126 Gallery and its membership over the last number of months to re-visit the concept of the Imaginary Archive.

Synopsis: Imagine yourself uncovering a cache of materials and documents that record a past whose future never arrived? Imaginary Archive Galway (IAG) is just such a repository: printed materials, objects, and narratives that imagine an alternative history, which nevertheless sheds a surprisingly strong light on concrete realities. New York based artist Gregory Sholette invited participants from Galway, New Zealand, Europe, and the United States to produce this “what if” collection of archival materials addressing topics from forgotten Irish inventors and fantastic nation-branding campaigns, to uncharted offshore islands and mysterious pirate radio broadcasts. On display at 126 Gallery, IAG consists of under-represented, unknown, invisible, or merely hoped-for "historical" materials that point to multiple ways of interpreting the past, the present, and the future. For more information click here.

I have a piece in the 126 show.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Artspace 25 Exhibition at Galway Arts Centre

Artspace Studios Galway is exhibiting at the Galway Arts Centre to commenorate 25 years.
July 29 - Aug 27

My installation for the Artspace 25 exhibition.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

I want to get off now!! June 10th - 28th, 2011

Some pics from the show at Monster Truck Gallery in Dublin.

S Fleming, Closed till further notice (w/ Dropped Ice creams) 2011

S. Fleming, Dropped Ice Creams are tragic II, 2011

S. Fleming, Bunting study, 2011

S. Fleming & J. Cunningham, Rollar coaster installation, 2011

J. Cunningham, wall display

S. Fleming, Loose bolts + roller coasters don't mix, 2011
S. Fleming, Give to Attendant, 2011

S. Fleming, Two cocks (one of two pieces) 2011

J. Cunningham, Parachute Drop 2011

J. Cunningham, Souvenirs 2011

S. Fleming, Big Wheels keep on turning, 2011

S. Fleming, Dropped ice creams are tragic, 2011


Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Death Metal at the Venice Biennial and the Peoples History at the Galway Arts Centre

Vancouver artist Steven Shearer will be representing Canada at the Venice Biennial this year. He brings his metal influenced, painting based practise to the (somewhat small and coincidently Italian designed) Canadian pavilion. Shearer works with text, sound, found imagery, ball point pens as well as formal painting to create dynamic multi media shows....which I have only ever read about, having never seen any of his rare Canadian exhibitions. Anyway here is a sampling of his work.

Steven Shearer, Swinging Lumpen, 2002

Shearer, Hairy, 2003

Shearer, Geometric Mechanotherapy cell for Harmonic Alingment
of Movements and
Relations, 2007-08

Shearer (I couldn't find a title for this one)

Simon Fleming, Its Different but the Same Like, 2011

Over here (Ireland) I will be showing along side of Ceara Conway & Roisin Coyle
at the Galway Arts Centre. Opening is Friday June 3rd at 6:00pm