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The LAB Gallery & Rehearsal Studios

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The LAB is Dublin City Council's Arts Office, a dynamic hub of activity housing a gallery,
rehearsal and incubation space for a range of art forms. 

Runs until 8th November 2015

CURRENT EXHIBITION

The LAB Gallery brought to you by Dublin City Councils Arts Office is pleased to present:

Glencree Intervention

David Lunney
The Cube & First Floor Gallery

  • Preview 3rd September 2015, 6pm
  • Runs until 8th November 2015

The LAB is pleased to present new work by David Lunney,  an emerging artist based in Dublin. Lunney’s sculpture set in the lake at the Botanic Gardens was one of the highlights of Sculpture in Context last year. Working in sculpture, photography and drawing, his artistic practice involves the undertaking of what he describes as “protracted art processes”. The public are not usually invited to see his sculptures in public contexts but instead are presented a tightly controlled aftermath. A series of images are carefully selected and built up to capture otherwise fleeting moments of the sculptures without an audience, alone in the mountains. His most recent body of work, Glencree Intervention, is typical of this approach. Placing a sculpture in the woods by a stream in a seemingly random location in the forest, the artist returned to find the forest had been felled around it, dramatically altering the context and exposing this private intervention. The works presented here each present a stage in a long chain of artistic actions which commence in the valley of Glencree in north Wicklow. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay by Rebecca O’Dwyer, winner of the 2014 Visual Artists Ireland/Dublin City Council Arts Office Art Writing Award.

This is David’s first solo show in Ireland. David Lunney graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2010 and has gone on to work in The Black Church Print Studio, The Graphic Studio and most recently in the artist-run studio and gallery Basic Space. Glencree Intervention is his second solo show following Pamphlet at Galleri Hörnan, Falun Sweden in 2012.

Emma Donaldson

  • Preview 3rd September 2015, 6pm
  • Runs until 8th November 2015

The LAB is delighted to present this exhibition of new and recent work by Armagh based artist, Emma Donaldson.  Emma’s objects, as she calls them, rather than sculptures, are the result of explorations of memories and experiences of the past through materials available around her, the ‘stuff of now’; domestic material, stained cotton, painted papier-mâché and gloss paint. These objects appear human in scale, inviting close conversation.  Closeness creates an unease however, owing to the vulnerability of these swelling forms, standing upright on their delicate armatures.  Emma’s work invites you take time to connect with the artist’s objects as constructions that mediate between her inner world and the physical world around us.

Emma Donaldson (born, Belfast, lives in Armagh) studied Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, Royal College of Art, Graduate School of The University of Houston and Histories and Theories at the Architectural Association in London.  Her mixed media practice incorporates drawing, writing presented visually, The Light Project and more recently object making.  She has exhibited in the US, UAE, Europe and UK; recent exhibitions have included trouble = progress at MCAC, 2013 Portadown, Futures ’13, RHA, 2013, Dublin and The Past is Unpredictable at F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio’s, 2014, Banbridge and a major solo show at the University of Hertforshire Galleries, UK, 2014. 

 

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Runs until 8th November 2015

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Glencree Intervention

Opening Hours

David Lunney

  • Monday - Saturday from 10.00am -5.00pm. First Thursday of every month Gallery open until 8.00pm.

Preview 3rd September 2015, 6pm
Runs until 8th November 2015The LAB is pleased to present new work by David Lunney,  an emerging artist based in Dublin. Lunney’s sculpture set in the lake at the Botanic Gardens was one of the highlights of Sculpture in Context last year. Working in sculpture, photography and drawing, his artistic practice involves the undertaking of what he describes as “protracted art processes”. The public are not usually invited to see his sculptures in public contexts but instead are presented a tightly controlled aftermath. A series of images are carefully selected and built up to capture otherwise fleeting moments of the sculptures without an audience, alone in the mountains. His most recent body of work, Glencree Intervention, is typical of this approach. Placing a sculpture in the woods by a stream in a seemingly random location in the forest, the artist returned to find the forest had been felled around it, dramatically altering the context and exposing this private intervention. The works presented here each present a stage in a long chain of artistic actions which commence in the valley of Glencree in north Wicklow. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay by Rebecca O’Dwyer, winner of the 2014 Visual Artists Ireland/Dublin City Council Arts Office Art Writing Award.
This is David’s first solo show in Ireland. David Lunney graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2010 and has gone on to work in The Black Church Print Studio, The Graphic Studio and most recently in the artist-run studio and gallery Basic Space. Glencree Intervention is his second solo show following Pamphlet at Galleri Hörnan, Falun Sweden in 2012.
Emma Donaldson
Preview 3rd September 2015, 6pm

For more information

Dublin City Council
Arts Office 
The Lab
Foley Street
Dublin 1

Tel: (01) 222 5455

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