Visual art events and exhibitions opening in Cork city this week.
Femke Vandenberg’s exhibition Brass Tacks opens on Wednesday April 22nd at 5:30pm in Sternview Gallery at Nash 19. The exhibition runs until May 19th.
Femke Vandenberg’s practice concerns the networks of everyday images which surround us. A process of image collection and appropriation allows pop cultural, art historical and anthropological resonances to pervade her work. With orientations to the subliminal, her work spurs considerations on contemporary image flows and conceptual associations that speed through and around us. Vandenberg’s exhibition at Sternview Gallery suggests the gathering and arrangement workings of wunderkammern and wonder rooms. The installation will include over fifty wooden panel paintings.
Vandenberg is a 2014 graduate of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Selected exhibitions include: Cork Thing, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, 2014; Na hOibreacha CIT CCAD, Cork, 2014; One Man’s Trash, Gorlitzer Park, Berlin, 2013; Spatial Illusion, Galleria OyOy, Lahti, Finland, 2012. She is a member of the Backwater Artists Group.
The main theme is the artist’s observations on technological development and the various ways it influences human interaction with the physical and spiritual environment.
Tomasz Madajczak, born in 1979 in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland, studied Photography at the Fine Arts Academy, Poznań 1998-2003. Since then he has completed an MA in Intermedia, as well as emigrating to Cork where he has been living and working ever since. He has exhibited in Poland, Germany, Netherlands, France and Ireland.
Visual Art Events
Artist Talk at Crawford Art Gallery, Kathy Prendergast in conversation with Ingrid Swenson, 6pm, Thursday 23 April. Or, brings together new work by Kathy Prendergast, an artist whose sensitivity to issues of individual and collective existence has resulted in some of the finest work made over the past three decades. Featuring a new work commissioned by the Crawford, this exhibition sees Prendergast furthering her research in mapping, power and perception.
Quintet, features the artists Redmond Herrity, James Horan, Michael Quane, Martha Quinn and Blessing Sanyanga. This exhibition brings a diverse group of Ireland’s sculptors together for the first time. This exhibition is unique in nature as there are no prints, editions and casts, no reproductions or ephemeral artworks; each piece is a unique sculpture. At first glance this is an eclectic mix of figurative and abstract/geometric sculpture, but on closer inspection each artist works to find a balance between the historical weight intrinsically attached to a traditional sculpture material and the creation of contemporary art works.
At Cork Community Print Shop, Claire Guerin will be hosting a special sound art lunch time event Sunday 26th of April from 1-2pm. Queef, all female noise duo Laney Mannion and Claire Guerin, will be playing with special guests Danny Mc Carthy Katie O’Looney Harry Moore and Mick O’Shea.
Exile continues at Cork Community Print Shop this week, it will be open to the public on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in collaboration with Cool Beans, and also as weekends until 3rd May.