JOHN STRUTTON ANNA LIES
Feb 24 - Mar 25, 2017
Over the past decade or so Strutton has started each day in the studio by making a small drawing on A4 paper. Like a stretch or limbering up exercise this activity was always meant to be an act of just doing something rather than producing anything. Each drawing was stamped, as a way of defacing or invalidating the image, with the words ANNA LIES. Over the years this habit has become an accidental archive of painting without the burden of it becoming visible. The short video work ANNA LIES compresses hundreds of theses images down to 1/30th of a second to form a constantly shifting visual frame over which a narrator throws accusations of deceit, contradiction and irresponsibility. For the duration of the exhibition a number of the original drawings will be shown as a large scale installation.
As part of this show Strutton will also be screening a number of recent videos, each under 5mins at the RCA Gorvy Lecture theatre on Monday 20th February at 6.30pm.
NICKY HIRST REAL SIZE
Apr 28 - May 27, 2017
Private view Fri Apr 28 6pm - 8pm
Domo Baal is delighted to present 'Real Size' a solo exhibition by Nicky Hirst.
Nicky Hirst writes:
When I was a child, two things especially used to bother me a lot. I had heard that a giant squid could blanket Piccadilly Circus and if we pulled out our intestines they would reach the length of a tennis court. At Art College I was told to make it bigger. Later I learned that there are more atoms in a cup of water than there are cups of water in all the oceans of the world.
AILBHE NÍ BHRIAIN : REPORTS TO AN ACADEMY
Jun 16 - Jul 22, 2017
Private view Fri Jun 16 6pm - 8pm
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain presents her fourth solo exhibition in the gallery, a suite of four films collectively called 'Reports to and Academy' alongside new photographic works. This exhibition is presented in partnership with The Dock, Carrick–on–Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland, where Ní Bhriain's solo show is hosted by Sarah Searson from 8th April until 27th May 2017. A publication is available from the gallery with essay by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Léith.