29 Sep 2013

I am shapeful and gracely, a creature of the air I'd say | NEW WORK BY ROBIN JONES

126 are proud to present

I am shapeful and gracely, a creature of the air I'd say
NEW WORK BY ROBIN JONES


PREVIEW | FRIDAY O4 OCT 2013 | 6PM | FLOOD SREET | GALWAY
EXHIBITION DATES | 05 OCTOBER - 02 NOVEMBER 2013
TOO MANY DINNER PARTIES
126 proudly present                                                                                         Image: Robin Jones
I am shapeful and gracely, a creature of the air I'd say
05 OCTOBER - 02 NOVEMBER 2013
PREVIEW | Friday 04 OCTOBER 6pm


Robin Jones works with a range of materials to make three dimensional objects and wall based works. He uses a variety of media; wood and bolts from DIY shops, paper, cloth etc., through which he invents and reworks a vocabulary relating to adaptable, mutable forms and structures.

The objects have a certain fragile quality, they seem close to collapse, remaining upright through internal tension, but sometimes suddenly overbalancing in slapstick fashion. They are often modular structures, re-makable, the parts roughly interchangeable, made through cutting, dismembering, replacing. It is not always certain if they are complete and their orientation and position is usually not fixed or certain.

The work takes in ideas around drawing as a language considered in various ways.  Line is traced as cut and or join. Speed of line, qualities of surface and speed of surface are concerns, as is an interest in proximity, hapticity and bodily gesture. Jones attempts to explore possibilities for combining and composing, breaking up and dispersing - groups of work that may or may not evolve towards coherence.

Robin Jones went to art school at LSAD, GMIT (then Galway RTC) and the Slade School of Fine Art, London
He has exhibited in the Claremorris Open exhibition, Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, In the House, London, Iontas, EV+A and various other group exhibitions. Previous one-person shows include Galway Art Centre and Siamsa Tire Arts Centre, Tralee. He is curating 'Taking Note or The Curious Eye' at NUIG art gallery in November 2013


 

20 Sep 2013

VAI's "Documenting Your Work" Workshop with Tim Durham, 12-09-13












126 present:

CULTURE NIGHT 2013

@126gallery
Friday 20th September 2013 | 6pm


Image: Gerard Dillon House

On view for Culture night at 126, in addition to 'Overland | The Ongoing', will be a short excerpt from a documentary called “The Inislacken Project" which has been made collaboratively by Jennifer Cunningham, Tim Acheson and Ray Burke.

Jennifer works in a variety of media and has won several awards for her work including the Taylor Art Award and Thomas Dammann award. Most recently she was awarded residencies in the RHA, the Tyrone Guthrie Center and Firestation studios Dublin. Tim Acheson is a visual artist based in Galway City. His practice consists of object making, video and field recording. He is currently a member of Engage Studios. Ray Burke researches, edits and presents a visual arts programme called The Artists Space on 103.2 Dublin city fm.



For several years now, Jennifer and Tim have participated on an artist residency called “The Inishlacken Project” curated by Rosie Mc Gurran. Inishlacken is a depopulated island off the coast of Roundstone in Conemara. It has been uninhabited for forty years but for a week each June, Rosie repopulates the island with artists who produce work in various media. Over 50 artists have taken part in this residency and resulting work has been shown around the world including New York and Australia.

The documentary being produced by Jennifer, Tim and Ray addresses the islands isolated beauty and its function as liminal space, separate from the mainland. The film will act as an intersection between documentary making, studio process and the natural world.