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Somewhere between perception and reality – Exhibition Opening at Olivier Cornet Gallery – 9th December at 3pm

Somewhere between perception and reality

An exhibition first presented at VUE 2018, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair ( RHA, Dublin)

Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1  (beside Belvedere College)

Exhibition Opening Sunday 9 December 2018 – 3pm

Afghan Tour, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 60cm X 150cm, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

The show features work by gallery artists

HUGH CUMMINS, JOHN FITZSIMONS, JORDI FORNIES, CONRAD FRANKEL, CLAIRE HALPIN (shortlisted for the 2018 Savills Art Prize), EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN, MIRIAM MCCONNON, YANNY PETTERS, KELLY RATCHFORD and FREDA RUPP.

The exhibition also features works by our AGA members, namely
AISLING CONROY, DAVID FOX, PAUL JAMES KEARNEY, SHEILA NAUGHTON and VICKY SMITH.

‘Somewhere between perception and reality’ is an exploration of the world of appearances, of surface scratching and the way we have to read between the lines -or images and layers- to get to the core of things.

 

Sometimes we have to look within to understand what’s without, but are we really looking? In the current climate of fake news, half-truths, rushed verdicts and online knee-jerk reactions, maybe art can help us navigate the tortuous roads of reality by asking us to look again and again, to consider how others perceive our world. Then we might see theirs or at least find common ground…

 

Opening hours

Tue-Fri  11am-6pm (till 8pm Thu)  Sat-Sun  12-5pm

Monday closed, by appointment only.

This exhibition runs until 17 February 2019.

The gallery will be closed from Sunday, 23rd December 2018 to Friday, 4th January 2019. Our show will resume on Saturday, 5th January 2019.

image: Claire Halpin, ‘Afghan Tour’, oil on canvas, diptych, 60x150cm

 

Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street (beside Belvedere College, off Parnell Square), Dublin 1

Opening hours:
Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays), Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm, Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)

http://www.oliviercornetgallery.com
info@oliviercornetgallery.com
Facebook: Olivier Cornet Gallery
Twitter: OC_Gallery
+353 (0)872887261

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Raft I Print at Leinster Print Studio 20 year exhibition at Kilcock Art Gallery

The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare was formed 20 years ago.

This Major Touring Exhibition starts in Kilcock Art Gallery from 17 Nov – 8th Dec 2018

Then on to An Táin Gallery Drogheda from 9th Jan – 16th Feb 2019, Wicklow, Waterford, Dublin and Galway venues to follow.

54 Original Prints. Artist include: Margaret Becker, Amelia Peart, Alice Beresford, Pamela de Brí, Claire Halpin, Val Hennigan, Michele Sweetman and many more.

Invited artists: Lars Nyberg, James McCreary, Alice Hanratty, Constance Short, Geraldine O’Reilly, Brian Lalor, Brian Barry and many others. All 54 artworks similar sizes and prices 200 unframed and 275 framed.

http://leinsterprintstudio.com

https://kilcockartgallery.ie/

 

Savills Art Prize Short List 2018 – VUE Contemporary Art Fair, RHA, Dublin, 1 – 4 November 2018

Delighted and honoured to be on the short list for the Savills Art Prize at VUE Art Fair 2018!

Award to be announced at the VUE Art Fair preview evening on Thursday 1st November 6 -8pm.

VUE 2018, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair

Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Ely Place, Dublin 2

You are cordially invited to this important once-a-year event featuring the best galleries in Ireland.

Thursday, November 1st, 6 – 8 pm (preview evening by invitation only, enclosed)

Friday, November 2nd, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, November 3rd, 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 4th, 11 am – 6 pm

Entrance is free.

The Olivier Cornet Gallery will present a group show entitled ‘Somewhere between Perception and Reality’ featuring work by gallery artists

HUGH CUMMINS, JOHN FITZSIMONS, JORDI FORNIES, CONRAD FRANKEL,
CLAIRE HALPIN (shortlisted for the Savills Prize),
EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN, MIRIAM MCCONNON, YANNY PETTERS,
KELLY RATCHFORD and FREDA RUPP.

The exhibition will also feature work by our AGA members, namely AISLING CONROY, DAVID FOX, PAUL JAMES KEARNEY, SHEILA NAUGHTON and VICKY SMITH.

‘Somewhere between perception and reality’ is an exploration of the world of appearances, of surface scratching and the way we have to read between the lines -or images and layers- to get to the core of things.

Sometimes we have to look within to understand what’s without, but are we really looking? In the current climate of fake news and half-truths, maybe art can help us navigate the tortuous roads of reality by asking us to look again and again, to consider how others perceive our world. Then we might see theirs or at least find common ground…

VUE Art Fair

@Royal Hibernian Academy
15 Ely Place
Dublin 2
Ireland

 

Opening Hours

6-9pm on Thursday Nov 1

11am-7pm on Friday, Nov 2

11am-6pm on Saturday, Nov 3

11-6pm on Sunday, Nov 4

 

http://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/

 

Olivier Cornet Gallery at VUE 2018, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair, 1-4 November 2018

VUE 2018, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair

Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Ely Place, Dublin 2

You are cordially invited to this important once-a-year event featuring the best galleries in Ireland.

Thursday, November 1st, 6 – 8 pm (preview evening by invitation only)
Friday, November 2nd, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, November 3rd, 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 4th, 11 am – 6 pm

Entrance is free.

The Olivier Cornet Gallery will present a group show entitled ‘Somewhere between Perception and Reality’ featuring work by gallery artists

HUGH CUMMINS, JOHN FITZSIMONS, JORDI FORNIES, CONRAD FRANKEL,
CLAIRE HALPIN (shortlisted for the Savills Art Prize), 
EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN, MIRIAM MCCONNON, YANNY PETTERS,
KELLY RATCHFORD and FREDA RUPP.

The exhibition will also feature work by our AGA members, namely AISLING CONROY, DAVID FOX, PAUL JAMES KEARNEY, SHEILA NAUGHTON and VICKY SMITH.

‘Somewhere between perception and reality’ is an exploration of the world of appearances, of surface scratching and the way we have to read between the lines -or images and layers- to get to the core of things.

Sometimes we have to look within to understand what’s without, but are we really looking? In the current climate of fake news and half-truths, maybe art can help us navigate the tortuous roads of reality by asking us to look again and again, to consider how others perceive our world. Then we might see theirs or at least find common ground…

Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street
(beside Belvedere College,
off Parnell Square)
Dublin 1Opening hours:
Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm
(till 8pm on Thursdays)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm
Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)www.oliviercornetgallery.com
info@oliviercornetgallery.com
Facebook: Olivier Cornet Gallery
Twitter: OC_Gallery
+353 (0)872887261VUE General Invite 2018_OCG

Last Week of Sculpture in Context 2018, Botanic Gardens until 19th October 2018

Claire Halpin and Madeleine Hellier -Silver Seeded Cloud, Plastic globes, paint, model plane, metal shells, 160cm x 80cm x 90cm, 2018

Myself and Madeleine are delighted to be invited artists at Sculpture in Context 2018 at the National Botanic Gardens

The longest running and most successful sculpture exhibition in Ireland, this unique exhibition displays the inspiring and extraordinary work of over 100 established and emerging artists throughout the magnificent gardens.

Artwork: Silver Seeded Cloud

Artists: Claire Halpin and Madeleine Hellier

Plastic globes, paint, model plane, metal shells, 60cm X 180cm X 80cm, 2018

Location: Great Palm House

About the work:

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military attempted to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh Trail, with bombing campaigns, ploughed the jungle to strip the land and used deadly chemical defoliants like Agent Orange. In fact, rain was the only one thing that significantly slowed the flow of supplies and people on the Ho Chi Minh Trail: as it turned the trails to mud.

Operation Popeye was a top secret U.S military project whose goal was to actually create more rain in Vietnam by artificially extending and intensifying the naturally occurring monsoon season. The research of Bernard Vonnegut, atmospheric scientist working with General Electric, helped lay the groundwork for the militarisation of cloud seeding – a process where planes sprayed clouds with silver iodide creating cloud condensation to rain.

From March 1967 to July 1972, the US Military Operation Popeye sent two planes per day to cloud seed – allegedly resulting in the extension of the monsoon period for of 30 – 45 days. The 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron carried out the operation to “make mud, not war”.

http://www.sculptureincontext.com/

National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin

Open daily 9am to 5pm weekdays

10am to 6pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Until Friday 19th October 2018

Nominated for Savills Art Prize 2018 by Olivier Cornet Gallery

I am delighted to have been nominated by Olivier Cornet Gallery for the Savills Art Prize 2018 – Ireland’s most significant contemporary arts award – will be awarded at Vue 2018 at the Royal Hibernian Academy.

The €5,000 Savills Prize is awarded to the artist who has produced an outstanding body of work in the last year or made some other substantial contribution to the visual arts in Ireland. I am honoured to be in the company of such esteemed artists on the long list.

This is the fourth year the Savills Prize has been presented at Vue, and we hope the award will become as important to Irish art as the Turner Prize is in the UK,” said Vue 2018 organiser, Patrick O’Sullivan.

“Savills is the perfect partner to present the Prize, as most art is found in homes and businesses, and not just museums.

“Vue 2018 is a great opportunity for collectors and investors to experience some of the best contemporary art currently being created in Ireland, and to get some expert advice and guidance from leading galleries.”

Vue Contemporary Art Fair 2018

Opening hours

5-9pm on Thursday Nov 1

11am-7pm on Friday, Nov 2

11am-6pm on Saturday, Nov 3

11-6pm on Sunday, Nov 4

http://www.vueartfair.ie