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…
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(till 8pm on Thursdays)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm
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+353 (0)872887261VUE General Invite 2018_OCG
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
5-9pm on Thursday Nov 1
11am-7pm on Friday, Nov 2
11am-6pm on Saturday, Nov 3
11-6pm on Sunday, Nov 4
Last chance to get to see Concerning the Other exhibition with the Artist Panel Talk on Friday 6th October at 6.30pm at Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street.
This panel discussion with the curators and some of the collaborating artists will explore various elements of the project – how the artists dealt with each other’s work, how they found the process of having their work altered, how the public engaged with the process week by week, how people responded to the final works, what effect (if any) the works had, and many more questions that have arisen since the beginning of the project.
It promises to be a very interesting evening as they will be talking about their experience during the project and answering any questions you might have. This free event will be chaired by Michael Coyne who is currently undertaking an MA in Visual and Critical Studies with the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT.
Concerning the Other a collaborative art project which involved ten contemporary artists working together on one hundred pieces of art, to promote diversity and concern for minorities in these days of mounting racism and intolerance.
The Artists: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.
The Curators: Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn
Concerning the Other: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/
Olivier Cornet Gallery: http://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/
Citadel Series: Fort Leavenworth at Elevation – Winter Group Show at Olivier Cornet Gallery until 29th January
Fort Leavenworth I – II, Oil on Gesso, 37cm X 57cm, 2016
The two paintings above are from the Citadel Series of paintings I began working on in 2016 – in this series of paintings, images and locations are isolated from source and context like sets and props suspended in time through paint without context as to their significance as elements in a complex narrative of our contested history. Rendered in a dreamlike aesthetic as if viewed through the lens of a surveillance drone, the indefinite liminal locations of three notorious whistleblowers were explored – Julian Assange in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Edward Snowden in a Moscow airport and here above Fort Leavenworth the military prison where Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment for leaking diplomatic cables to Wikileaks, one of the largest breaches of classified material in US history.
In a timely development and welcome decision – today Barrack Obama in the last days of his presidency has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence. She had been scheduled to be released in 2045 and now will be released on 17th May 2017. President Obama in his final press conference said Manning had served a tough prison sentence and that “justice had been served”.
The exhibition Elevation – Winter Group Show at Olivier Cornet Gallery has been extended to Sunday 29th January.
Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm
Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)