Opening Wednesday 5th October 2016 6-8pm
Running until Saturday 8th October
In Primitive Pathways, Gráinne Tynan presents new work inspired by medical science and shamanism. Through sculpture, drawing, and installation, the exhibition illustrates the artist’s search for resonances between our shared physiology and our primal mark-making instincts. Referencing cellular, muscular, and neurological structures, this work combines media and techniques that evoke primitive art with those that evoke medico-scientific enquiry and practice. Within the visual vocabulary created, medical and shamanic domains become contiguous.
Gráinne Tynan (b.1983) graduated from Trinity College Dublin (2006) with a B.Sc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, informing her work which often interrogates the materials and principles of medical science. She has held recent solo exhibitions in The Library Project Dublin (2014), Courthouse Arts Centre Wicklow (2013), and Jennings Gallery UCC (2013). She has contributed to group exhibitions in The Science Gallery Dublin (2015), Hive Gallery USA (2015), Pallas Projects (2013), Monster Truck Gallery (2013), Visual Centre for Contemporary Art Carlow (2012), and Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (2011). Tynan has been awarded bursaries by The Arts Council and Fingal Arts Office. Her work was selected for the Irish collection of Imago Mundi (2016); she won NCAD’s CEAD Drawing Prize (2012), and was shortlisted for Siamsa Tíre’s Emerging Artist Award (2011).
This exhibition is funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office.