Futures 10 • Sinéad Aldridge • Clare Langan • Cathal Curtin

Friday 3 September – Sunday 24 October 2010
Claire Langan | Futures 10 • Sinéad Aldridge • Clare Langan • Cathal Curtin | Friday 3 September – Sunday 24 October 2010 | Royal Hibernian Academy

Futures 10 will exhibit a selection of seven young or emerging artists made by RHA Director Patrick T. Murphy and Exhibitions Curator Ruth Carroll. Futures is not a discovery show but attempt to identify artists around whom there is a growing consensus as to the quality of their work. The artists chosen for Futures are artists who have shown in one-person exhibitions in regional arts centres, in open group exhibitions such as ev+a Limerick and the Claremorris Open Exhibition and who have been involved in various studios residencies in Ireland or abroad. In limiting their selection to seven artists the curators offer sufficient space to each, to allow a good selection of work so that the visitor can gain a real idea of the artist’s intentions.

The artists chosen for Futures 10 are Oisín Byrne, Rhona Byrne, Fiona Chambers, Niall de Buitléar, Damien Flood, Magnhild Opøl and Ailbhe Ní Bhriain.

Sinéad Aldridge will exhibit a new body of work in the Ashford gallery, a ground floor space, dedicated to exhibiting artists who do not yet have gallery representation. The Ashford Gallery is designed to introduce artists to the collecting public and prove their commercial viability. Aldridge presents unattainable/joy: “‘remember as a child, finding a place where you didn’t belong. inventing solitary, repetitive games there. you don’t understand it’s purpose, the meanings that the grown-ups invest it with – snatches of conversations half understood – escape you. something is thrillingly wrong.”

In the Atrium Cathal Curtin presents Ampiltude. “This project derives from a study of the possible physical consequences of supplying energy needs from Ireland’s un-harnessed wave-power. The project is a rhetorical, salutary proposition, a manifesto and an embodiment of the scale of generations required, to supplant our oil dependence and feed our centralizing grid.” Marcus Donaghy, Donaghy + Dimond Architects

Clare Langan has used photography and film to create work that deals with the essential elements of nature and posits their abiding supremacy even in the face of our exploitation of the planet. Her work will be on exhibit in the RHA Foyer.

A selection of Prints and Drawings from the RHA collection will be on exhibit in the Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery.

Image: Claire Langan
Friday 3 September – Sunday 24 October 2010
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