LOCATION ONE: art - talk - technology - music
LOCATION ONE: art - talk - technology - music


AOIFE COLLINS

Wet Eye

Opening Reception: Thursday April 24, 6 - 8 pm
the exhibition will be open through Saturday June 14

Please join us for the first US solo show by Irish artist Aoife Collins. Featured in the main gallery, the exhibition Wet Eye charts eight months of new work realized in the studio during her residency at Location One.

To the artist the title of the show is “a word play on sentimentality or melancholy with the implied act of crying.” This is reinforced by the general macabre quality of the works and the romantic imagery that is often at play. 

Central to Aoife's current investigation is the theme of transference in popular culture and its relationship to historical figures. Her creative process unfolds with distinct works created through a variety of mediums: oil paintings, collages, wall installations, reconfigured flower arrangements and a sound piece. Two series are dedicated to Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal, and his influence on contemporary culture. A wall-sized collage refers to Artaud's imagery and elements of his life. A soundpiece, entitled Downward Social Mobility examines the role of repetition and the power of catchphrases in media culture. more >>

Aoife’s interdisciplinary practice is shaped by recurrent themes of permutation, multiplicity, cultural paraphernalia and mass identification. Works are made out of existing materials, substances and structures that are transferred into new forms of narration. In her attempt to open up the realm of possibility, the artist pays close attention to the ability of objects to role-play and the extent of their mutability.

Aoife Collins earned a B.A. from National College of Art & Design, Dublin followed by an M.A., Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. In 2006 she completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent exhibitions include: Phoenix Park, Kerlin, Dublin (2008); The Devil in Miss Jones, Meals & SUVs, London (2006); Eva, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick (2005) curated by Dan Cameron.

Her residency at Location One is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Irish American Cultural Institute.

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All fashions are charming, All fans are Charming
(Baudelaire Celebrity Fan I)
2008
Oil, ink, canvas, paper

IN THE PROJECT ROOM
NINA SOBELL
Artist-in-Studio as Spectacle: Internal Message Search…
through Wednesday April 30
LOCATION ONE: art - talk - technology - music

Nina Sobell presents the artist-in-studio as spectacle, allowing the audience to share the private rituals of the art making process. She will install her Location One artist residency studio in the Location One Project Space. The installation includes recent wax sculptures, molds-in-the-making and drawings that share space with musical instruments.
Visitors to the gallery will be able to engage in a dialog with the artist about her work, and may also bring their own instruments for improvisational jams on CamJam, the 24/7 webcast of the installation at http://www.location1.org/nina-sobell

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LOCATION ONE is a not-for-profit art center devoted to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange, and expanding the capabilities of our artists. We invite artists from different countries, working in a variety of mediums, to experiment with diverse means of expression/technology and engage with audiences through exhibitions and public programs.