Roisin McNamee: Lenticularis
12th Jul 2012 - 16th Jul 2012
Opens 12 July 6-8pm
Runs daily 12-6pm
Sound performance by Cullen Camic Tues 17 July 7-9pm
Roisin McNamee will be presenting her first solo show Lenticularis, a mixed media work comprising of three installations including sculpture, sound and video. On Tuesday 17th July there will be an ‘Arrival’ (a live sound performance and sculptural installation by Cullen Camic) to coincide with Lenticularis. Guests are invited to welcome this new arrival with the understanding that the duration of it’s stay is undetermined.
In C.G.Jung’s essay ‘Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies’, he applies his analytical skills to the UFO phenomenon. Rather than assuming that the modern prevalence of UFO sightings are due to extraterrestrial craft, Jung reserves judgment on their origin and connects UFOs with archetypal imagery, concluding that they have become a “living myth.“1 He asserts that the lenticular form is “a typical child of the age of technology”2. McNamee’s art practice deals with the discrepancies that exist between science and art. She constructs spatial drawings using the language of sculpture, video, photography, drawing and sound. Materials include found objects, mass produced organic goods including edible goods and tools from the studio. Her process involves continuous recycling of the materials to allow a sculptural language to evolve while forming a dialogue with the environment/space in question.
The sculptures within the installations are kinetic, fragile and intricately constructed experiments. McNamee’s repetitive use of lens-shaped objects and patterns refer to the hypnotic and unstable nature of the image/object relationship. The constituents of the installations are positioned in response to the space of the Joinery to test notions of the physical encounter. The viewer is invited to engage with some of the works by physically changing their structure.
A parallel text written by artist and writer Andrew Carroll will accompany the exhibition.
Roisin McNamee is an artist from Sligo based in Dublin. She is co-founder of Satellite Studios, Dublin. She recently graduated from NCAD with an MFA. She has undertaken artists residency in a number of scientific institutions including the Martin Ryan Institute of Marine Science and the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland. Her art practice grows from a curiosity based on the connections in nature’s systems and myths formed through scientific language.