LCGA Exhibitions

Transitive Relationships

Transitive Relationships

16th January – 4th March 2012
Transitive Relationships

Lucy Andrews, Ramon Kassam, Emmet Kierans, Kevin Kirwan, Bea McMahon, Laura McMorrow, Mark O’Kelly, Magda Marysia Wieckiewicz

Transitive Relationships takes the experimental format of inviting two established Irish artists to nominate the participation of three emergent practitioners. Bea McMahon and Mark O'Kelly have selected the best emergent practitioners from the East and West of the country; Lucy Andrews, Kevin Kirwan, Magda Marysia Wieckiewicz, Ramon Kassam, Emmet Kierans and Laura McMorrow.

The initial selection parameters associated with media, demographic, gender and geography shifted as the process progressed and the current artworks in the exhibition were selected. Further tentative relationships have emerged between the artworks.

The fears and anxieties suggested by some of the artworks are perhaps associated with a zeitgeist of the national mood and our current tenuous economic position. Threads of interests include abjection, sinister undertones, apocalpytic threatenings, materials poised on a moment of change and a process based interest. Curated by Dr. Pippa Little.

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Bea McMahon: Born 1972 and grew up in Bray, Ireland. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include Warp and Woof at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow,  <trinity> at Flat Time House, Peckham, London 2011, Nothing is Impossible (group exhibition) at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh 2010. She has been awarded a fellowship at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam beginning in 2012. Bea McMahon is represented by Green on Red Gallery.

Lucy Andrews: Born 1978 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Lives and works in Dublin. She is a recent graduate of NCAD where she studied Art History and Sculpture. She has also studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and is about to begin an M.A. in Visual Arts Practice at IADT. Recent exhibitions include Callan Sculpture Exhibition (2009), 474m2 (2010), NCAD Graduate Exhibition (2011), Here and There: Artists Selected for Fort Dunree, at Artlink (2011) and Gracelands: Substance Abuse (2011).

Kevin Kirwan: Born Dublin, 1985. Kevin Kirwan works and lives in Dublin, he studied at the Crawford College of Art and Design and the National College of Art and Design and is a founding member of Ormond Studios. Recent Shows include All Humans Do, Whitebox Manhattan (2012), Dark Energy, Firestation Studios (2011), It Went Like This, Cake Contemporary Arts Co.Kildare (2011).

Magda Marysia Wieckiewicz: Born 1977, Poland, currently based in Dublin. She graduated from NCAD's MA, Art in The Contemporary World, in October 2011. Recent works include curation of the group show Disavow and the accompanying publication. She also contributed a written piece in response to the performance event in Kilmainham Goal, Right Here, Right Now organised by Amanda Coogan and PA LIVE.

Mark O'Kelly: Born 1968. Lives and works in Dublin and Limerick. He studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin 1985-1990 and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 1990 – 1992. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at the Limerick School of Art and Design. Mark O'Kelly is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.

Ramon Kassam: Born 1981, Limerick. In 2007 he completed a BA in Fine Art Painting from the Limerick School of Art and Design receiving a first class honors.  He has exhibited throughout Ireland and abroad including  'Paint-Things' a solo show at Occupy Space, Limerick (2010) and Eigse, Visual, Carlow (2011). In 2009, Ramon founded Wickham Street Studios Limerick. Later in 2009, he was the founding member of Occupy Space an artist run gallery in the city, and co-directed the space throughout 2010. As of January 2012 Ramon is based in Bedfordshire, UK.

Emmet Kierans: Born 1981. Lives and works in Limerick city. Graduated The Glasgow School of Art MFA 2007, BFA The Limerick School of Art and Design in 2003. Forthcoming solo exhibition 'Inside out, outside in' in The Talbot Gallery in February 2012.

Laura McMorrow: Born 1986, Leitrim. Graduated Limerick School of Art and Design 2008 with a degree in painting. Currently studying for a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Ulster. Laura’s work will be exhibited in The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, in February 2012 as part of the exhibition Interplanetary.

Pippa Little: Born 1980, Limerick. PhD Limerick School of Art and Design 2011, MA Gallery Studies with Distinction, University of Essex 2003. She also studied at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and Falmouth College of Art. Dr. Pippa Little was Acting/Temporary Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art from 2009 to 2012.  Her research interests focus on creativity and artistic process.

Thanks to the artists, the LCGA team, ev+a International and Limerick City Arts Office.


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