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Elevation – Winter Group Show at Olivier Cornet Gallery – Opening Sunday 18th December at 3pm

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Dublin Gallery Weekend – Friday 25th- Sunday 27th November 2016

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Following a phenomenally successful inaugural year, Dublin Gallery Weekend is returning in 2016 with more galleries taking part. The visual arts festival will be taking place in Dublin from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2016. Over one weekend, 36 art galleries across the city will throw open their doors and invite visitors old and new to experience the exciting and inspiring art on offer in Dublin art galleries.
What’s on at the Olivier Cornet Gallery?
Friday 25th November: 3-4pm, Parnell Square Tour: Meeting Point at Hillsboro Fine Art continuing to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Olivier Cornet Gallery.
Olivier will present our current show: Adrienne Symes’s ‘Seeds of life’
Saturday 26th November:pm : Mulled Wine and a talk. As part of our series of talks around Adrienne Symes’s exhibition – Robert Moss, An Taisce’s Flag Award for Parks Manager, will deliver a talk about the newly introduced Green Flag Award for Parks scheme that was only launched nationally this year. It is an important environmental improvement programme that seeks to accredit and award those parks which are managed sustainably. The talk will take place in the gallery so work by all gallery artists will be on view including new work from my recent solo exhibition at the gallery – Glomar Response.

Drawing Installation and Video Projections at Olivier Cornet Gallery until 2nd October

Last weekend of Glomar Response – my solo exhibition at Olivier Cornet Gallery. Alongside the new series of paintings  there is a stop-frame animated video – Drone Test – a drone flight test created using a semi-autonomous drone constructed by the artist using micro-aviary which is the study of the flight patterns of birds informing the current development of micro semi-autonomous surveillance drones.

There is also a drawing installation site-specific and integrated with the Georgian architecture of the Olivier Cornet Gallery which references an ancient Greek painting contest…

According to the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder, Zeuxis and his contemporary Parrhasius (of Ephesus and later Athens) staged a contest to determine the greater artist. When Zeuxis unveiled his painting of grapes, they appeared so real that birds flew down to peck at them. But when Parrhasius, whose painting was concealed behind a curtain, asked Zeuxis to pull aside that curtain, the curtain itself turned out to be a painted illusion. Parrhasius won, and Zeuxis said, “I have deceived the birds, but Parrhasius has deceived Zeuxis.” This story was commonly referred to in 18th- and 19th-century art theory to promote spatial illusion in painting.

Olivier Cornet Gallery, Denmark Street, open this weekend:

Saturday 12.00-5.00pm

Sunday 12.00-5.00pm

http://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/#/contact-find-us/4561692678


Glomar Response Solo Exhibition at Olivier Cornet Gallery continues until 2nd October

 

 

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My solo exhibition Glomar Response opened at Olivier Cornet Gallery on 11th September with a great crowd of assembled artists, friends and family. Brian Fay, Artist and Head of Fine Art at DIT officially launched the exhibition and both eloquently and insightful responses to the new work. See images above.

The exhibition continues at Olivier Cornet Gallery until Sunday 2nd October.

Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark St, Dublin 1
+353 (0)87 288 7261
info@oliviercornetgallery.com
www.oliviercornetgallery.com

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Monday closed, by appointment only.

About the exhibition title: GLOMAR RESPONSE
In United States law, the term Glomar Response refers to a “neither confirm nor deny” response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The Glomar Explorer was a large salvage vessel built by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for its covert Project Azorian – an attempted salvaging of a sunken Soviet submarine in 1974. Aware of the pending publication of a story in the LA Times, the CIA sought to stop the story’s publication and devised the “Glomar Response”. So as not to divulge to the Soviet Union either what the CIA knew or did not know, the response read: “We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the information requested but, hypothetically, if such data were to exist, the subject matter would be classified, and could not be disclosed.”. The original text was written by Walt Logan (pseudonym), Associate General Counsel at the CIA.The Glomar Response precedent still stands, and has bearing in Freedom of Information cases today.
“Glomar” is the abbreviation of Global Marine, the Howard Hughes company commissioned by the CIA to build the Glomar Explorer.

 


Glomar Response – Claire Halpin – Solo Exhibition at Olivier Cornet Gallery – Opening 11th September

Citadel I, Oil on gesso, 37cm x 57cm, 2015

Citadel I, Oil on gesso, 37cm x 57cm, 2015

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The Olivier Cornet Gallery requests the pleasure of your company for the official opening of
GLOMAR RESPONSE
a solo exhibition of new work by Claire Halpin

Official opening: Sunday 11 September 2016, 3pm, Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1.
Guest speaker: Brian Fay, Artist and Head of Fine Art DIT

Artist Statement
“My work explores themes and concepts around contested territories and histories through painting, drawing and installation. This new body of work attempts to navigate the complexity of the contemporary theatre of war as battlefield expands to battlespace in the information age. The means, methods and technologies of modern warfare from mass clandestine surveillance programmes to unmanned warfare and its real time reporting through the lens of the media.
The paintings employ imagery from the media, surveillance, military history, maps, archaeology, early civilization, bible stories and from the canon of art history of Byzantine and Early Renaissance to weave together a narrative through painting. I am influenced by the complex compositions of space and time in Renaissance paintings allowing multiple narratives to co-exist in the same picture plane and use these compositional devices in my work with reference to the aesthetic of gaming and virtual reality. In the Citadel Series the images are isolated from source and context like props suspended in time without context as to their significance as elements in a complex narrative of a contested territory.
The themes in the work concern the perception and interpretation of images. – how the reading of images and their resonance is influenced by how they are created, depicted and the context in which they are viewed. I strive to create work that raises questions about how we choose to record history and the veracity of painting, photography, and the media in documenting future history.” Claire Halpin, August 2016

About the exhibition title: Glomar Response
In United States law, the term Glomar Response refers to a “neither confirm nor deny” response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The Glomar Explorer was a large salvage vessel built by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for its covert Project Azorian – an attempted salvaging of a sunken Soviet submarine in 1974. Aware of the pending publication of a story in the LA Times, the CIA sought to stop the story’s publication and devised the “Glomar Response”. So as not to divulge to the Soviet Union either what the CIA knew or did not know, the response read: “We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the information requested but, hypothetically, if such data were to exist, the subject matter would be classified, and could not be disclosed.”. The original text was written by Walt Logan (pseudonym), Associate General Counsel at the CIA.The Glomar Response precedent still stands, and has bearing in Freedom of Information cases today.

“Glomar” is the abbreviation of Global Marine, the Howard Hughes company commissioned by the CIA to build the Glomar Explorer.

Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark St, Dublin 1
+353 (0)87 288 7261
info@oliviercornetgallery.com
www.oliviercornetgallery.com

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Monday closed, by appointment only.

Email Invite_GLOMAR RESPONSE by Claire Halpin


New Work at Effleurements at Olivier Cornet Gallery – Opening 13th March

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Here is a sneak preview of the new works I will be showing at:
Effleurements
an exhibition co-curated with Hazel Shaw and Antonio Gallo,
showcasing the works of 4 artists who have recently joined the gallery –
Brad Gray, Claire Halpin, Miriam McConnon and Freda Rupp

Sunday 13th March 2016 – 3pm

Guest speaker: James Hanley RHA

Exhibition extended to 24th April 2016
Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
(beside Belvedere College)

M: +353 (0)87 2887261
E: info@oliviercornetgallery.com

www.oliviercornetgallery.com


Effleurements at Olivier Cornet Gallery – Opening Sunday 13th March 2016 @ 3pm

Email Invite_Effleurements_finalThe Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to welcome Brad Gray, Claire Halpin, Miriam McConnon, and Freda Rupp, who have all recently joined the gallery.

‘Effleurement,’ a beautiful French word, first referred to the gentleness required to remove a flower from its stem. Its modern usage alludes to delicacy in touch: whether subtle strokes of a brush on canvas or light incisions on clay, each of our four new artists manages to impart deep impressions with minimal manipulation of the surface of their materials. Effleurements brings together works by Brad, Claire, Miriam, and Freda for a group exhibition.

Effleurements has been extended to 24th April 2016.

Exhibition Invite: Email Invite_Effleurements