A celebration of outgoing studio artists Vanessa Daws, Kathy Tynan, Marcel Vidal, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch takes place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on Thursday 14 December at 6pm. In the first event of its kind at TBG+S, Vanessa Daws and Kathy Tynan will open their studios to the public and new site-specific sculptural works by Marcel Vidal, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch will be unveiled in the Atrium.
Donut by Marcel Vidal is a large-scale site-specific sculpture with protruding arms and spikes. It is made to disrupt the Atrium and can be viewed from above and below. A small painting, Hand Clap, is hung to accompany the sculpture.
Donut hangs from the repurposed Hoist made by Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch.
Marcel Vidal makes paintings and sculptures. The combative insistence of his sculptures and their assembled chaos contrast strongly with the restrain of his paintings, made in oil and watercolour. Forthcoming is a solo exhibition at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim (2018). His recent group exhibitions include Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2017); and Carnage Visors, curated by Paul McAree, RUA RED, Dublin (2016).
Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch have chosen to share a studio for the past year. Working collaboratively on projects of concern to their individual solo practices, their sculptural works are informed by an interest in social space, philosophy, landscape, materiality and architecture. Their collaborative sculptures are the result of experimental exchange and are constructed to perform in multi-dimensional ways - occupying a position between aesthetic object/structure, the fit-for-purpose and elements of pragmatic usefulness.
Vanessa Daw’s practice explores place through swimming. ‘Place’ being the watery space that is navigated and swam through, the littoral space surrounding and the social space created by this shared activity.
Kathy Tynan’s practice responds to place. With the intent of making paintings, she traces her local environment and examines it with intensity. The more closely she looks, the more inspiration it yields. Highly populated urban areas tend to offer the most to Kathy when gathering information for paintings because of the multitude and diversity of man-made marks that run through them.
The Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Atrium connects the public gallery to the individual artists’ private working spaces. Current TBG+S studio artists are invited to use the Atrium to test experimental work or exhibit ideas and artworks in progress.