Category Archives: residency

The Waiting Room

Ella Bertilsson & Ulla Juske

Exhibition Dates: April 27th-May 20th

The Waiting Room is a narrative driven audio-installation that challenges our perception of time. Waiting rooms are liminal, transitional places. A place where you wait to go somewhere else, impersonal and quickly forgotten. Waiting rooms are often functional spaces where the visitor has little control on how much time the wait will last. Here Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske’s waiting room at ArtBox creates a zone of attention; emphasising and acknowledging the subjective experience of time passing. Keeping track of time, on time, time to come, wasting time, killing time, time on our hands, times up, time is running out, as the time goes by, watched pot never boils, loosing track of time, expecting something to happen…

Part of the installation is a selection from Austin Hearne’s latest collection ‘Little Flowers’. Sexy, beautiful, ugly, dead, dying, everywhere. Flowers; symbols of life, love and death, memorials to those past and passing. We are all flowers, battling time, only we have infinitely more than our showy friends. They remind us of our vibrancy, our individuality, our autonomy and cruelly our end. The installation will also be kept company by an essay of sorts by CSO Keeffe, who was invited by the artists to face up to the fact of her and your impermanence.

A Waiting Room Special Edition work (Ed. 5) by Ella Bertillsson and Ulla Juske containing a set of 5 20×20 cm prints, as well as a single larger edition print 23x35cm, (Ed. 10) are available to purchase through the gallery.

The artists would like to thank the following:
The University of Iceland
Uppsala University
Stockholm University
STAR, Stockholm Amateur Astronomers
Amateur Astronomy Society of Seltjarnarness
Estonian Embassy
ArtBox
OPW
MART
Paul Plunkett
Davey Moor
George Brennan
Richard Howard
Annika Edlund
Lena Kjersén Edman

This exhibition is kindly supported by the OPW and The Estonian Embassy.

OPW

Process Residency: Ali Kirby

Residency Dates: Jan. 5th-Feb. 1st

Open Studio: Feb 2nd-10th, preview Thurs Feb 2nd (6-8pm).

Ali Kirby creates sculptural assemblages and installations that visually respond to the built environment. Ordinary construction materials are re-purposed to create seemingly robust structures that reveal their fragility upon inspection. Concrete, plaster, soap and textiles often sit side by side in these sculptural arrangements that position themselves somewhere between interior and exterior space. Her approach to materials and colour is intuitive, often employing a muted palette, soft textures and hard edges to create the various surfaces and forms normally associated with architecture. These soft-edged fabrics and forms butt up against concrete or wood in an attempt to draw our attention to the relationships between materials, how they connect, support, become damaged or distressed and ultimately reveal their potential for transformation.

 

Ali Kirby, born in Dublin, Ireland, recently graduated with first class honours (BA) in Fine Art from LSAD, specialising in Sculpture & Combined Media. Recent exhibitions include only connect (2017) Kevin Kavanagh gallery, Dublin, all shimmers here (2016) MART gallery, Dublin, Describing  Architecture – Memory and Place (2015) City Assembly House, Dublin, the 185th RHA Annual Exhibition (2015) Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Periodical Review #4 (2015) Ormston House, Limerick, Periodical Review #4 (2014) Pallas Projects,Dublin, First Light, LSAD Graduate Show (2014), LSAD, Limerick, Essays for the House of Memory (2014) Ormston House, Limerick, Open Drawing Awards (2013) LSAD, Limerick, Single Channel (2013) Chartier Arts Venue, Connecticut, USA, Undertow (2012) the LAB, Dublin, Undertow (2011) Ormston House, Limerick, Open Drawing Awards (2010) LSAD, Limerick.

Richard Forrest: PROCESS

Artist: Richard Forrest

Residency Dates: July 31st-August 29th. The work will be open to the public from, August 14th-29th

Preview evening Thursday, August 13th (6-8pm).

We are delighted to announce that Richard Forrest will be the first ArtBox Process Residency artist. Richard will be resident in the gallery space for the month of August, and will create a unique site-specific installation for the gallery; documenting his process as the work evolves. Once complete, the work will be open to the public.

Richard Forrest, is a visual artist based in Dublin. Forrest’s practice combines sculpture, new media and painting to explore ideas of perception and technology as a mediator of human experience. His work investigates the world that we know through our senses and the world which we comprehend with our mind. His work often reflects an interest in the virtual, systems, optics and fragmentation of form. He graduated in 2011 from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork and has exhibited in numerous group shows and galleries including: The Black Mariah, Cork, Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, Tactic Gallery, Cork, Occupy Space, Limerick, SOMA Contemporary, Waterford and The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

ArtBox Process, is an initiative that sees an artist occupy the gallery space for a one month period. During this time they can experiment; trialling new configurations and materials, using the gallery as template. The chosen artist will document their process as they go via the ArtBox website, and ArtBox will invite Curators (visiting and internal) to visit the space and interact with the event.

http://www.richardforrest.info/

The Curator of this project is Hilary Murray. ArtBox PROCESS Residency Coordinator is Caroline O’Hora.

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