15/04/15—18/04/15

Joe Scullion & Sinead Onora Kennedy—Centre

Preview: Wednesday, 15th April 2015, 6–8pm
Exhibition continues: until 18th April
Gallery times: Thursday–Saturday, 12–6pm

Centre is concerned with the idea of the centre, be it a geometrical point, origin, public space, or the self-centred “me”. Focusing on drawing, the artists consider how we perceive and construct reality through images and systems of measurement. The work alludes to designed objects, architectural plans, plots and graphs, yet nothing entirely discernible appears, and although the drawings may initially appear precise and mechanical, a closer look reveals subtle discrepancies and contradictions implying an inherently distorted understanding of the world.

Joe Scullion graduated from the painting department in NCAD in 2013. Since then he has continued his practice making work that depicts otherworldly environments whilst bearing in mind the history of painting. He is the recipient of the RDS 2013 Taylor Art Award, and was shortlisted for the Talbot Gallery’s Most Promising Graduate of the Year Award and Block T’s Emerging Graduate Award. Recent exhibitions include Assemble - Alþýðuhúsið, Settle, Rua Red and Waiting to Materialise, Talbot Gallery.

Sinead Onora Kennedy’s practice is informed by avant-garde fashion and figurative sculpture. Since graduating from the fashion department in NCAD she has continued to work using methods and processes involved in garment making and exhibited work in both design and art contexts. She is the recipient of the 2013 NCAD Staff Prize, the 2013 Talbot Gallery Most Promising Graduate of the Year Award, and the 2013 Persil Fashion Award. Recent exhibitions include Assemble - Alþýðuhúsið, Cloy, Talbot Gallery and Lure, Catalyst Arts Belfast.