Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents DMC - Dunmurry May-Day Conspiracy, a solo exhibition in which artist Aoibheann Greenan exhibits a full-scale inhabitable diorama in the gallery. This pseudo-recreation simulates the ceremonial ground of a fictional secret society called the Draoithe Dún Muirígh (the Druids of Dunmurry) and imagines a new folklore around the Delorean car manufacturing plant in Dunmurry, Co. Antrim. Aoibheann Greenan’s work uses imagery that is often influenced by Utopianism, b-movies and counter or sub cultures. Ideas of tourism and the idealisation of other cultures which filter through Greenan’s work chime with the location of TBG+S, in Temple Bar, the most popular tourist destination in Ireland. Her diorama mimics Temple Bar’s often absurd attempts to perpetuate the myth of national identity by projecting a hyperreal and romanticised image of Ireland.
Greenan will present a live event in the gallery on the evening of Thursday 30 April, marking Bealtaine (May-Day).
Aoibheann Greenan graduated from NCAD in 2010 with a first class honours in fine art painting. Her solo shows include ‘LotusEater,’ Roscommon Art Centre and Project Art Centre (solo performance event); 'Tahiti Syndrome,' The Joinery, Dublin; 'Rodeo Oracle,' The Lab, Dublin and 'Motels and Mineral Surfaces,' The NAG, Dublin. Recent group shows include ‘Futures,’RHA, Dublin; ‘All-Dayers,’Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin; ‘ Conglomerate,’Catalyst Arts, Belfast; ‘Pallas Periodical Review,’ Pallas Projects, Dublin; ‘For Persons Unknown,’ IMMA, Dublin; ‘Tentamen,’ 13 North Great Georges Street; 'Circling the Square,' Gracelands, Limerick; 'Eva International,' Limerick; 'Around a Volta,' Château de Servieres, Marseilles and 'The Cloud,' Draiocht Arts Centre, Dublin. Greenan has undertaken residencies at SIM in Reykjavik, SOMA in Mexico City and Château de Servieres in Marseilles.