The Eight Gallery, Dublin is pleased to announce Long-Drawn, an exhibition of new and recent work by Marie Farrington.
Long-Drawn will exemplify the artist’s fascination with the act of making and how materials can become imbued with meaning and value through time spent in contact with human processes. The exhibition presents subtle departures within Marie’s approach to materiality, presenting works that are acutely aware of the art-historical trajectories that have birthed them.
Often reacting to the structures and limitations of their place in the world, the works presented in Long-Drawn highlight the behavior of materials at a minute and invisible level, allowing tiny happenings to unfold within each piece. While reflecting on traditional subject matter and art-historical conventions, the exhibition negotiates ideas of endeavour and purposefulness through the processes of production chosen. The work quietly remarks on materials’ invisible entropies and gives them agency through the work’s spectral, silent presence. The unifying consequence is that of time arrested momentarily in the process of material expending energy. Each object has a changing life within the gallery space and acts as an essay in uncertainty, as a relic of its own future.
Marie Farrington (b. 1990) studied in DIT (BA, 2013) and NCAD (PDE, 2014; MA, 2015) Recent exhibitions include COE 14, Claremorris, curated by Michelle Cotton; Stone Soup, Limerick; Precognition, Talbot Gallery Dublin; A Subtle Matter, Catalyst Arts Belfast, curated by Amy Brooks; Origins, Lismore Castle Arts, curated by Eamonn Maxwell; The Producers, Dublin, curated by Vaari Claffey. Marie was the recipient of the 2014/15 Visual Culture Postgraduate Scholarship at NCAD, the 2013 DIT Student Academic Excellence Award and the Best Undergraduate Thesis (Fine Art). She completed a residency at IMMA in January 2013 as part of Basic Space Press and was selected by ELIA to represent Ireland in the 2013 NEU/NOW Festival.
For more information please visit www.mariefarrington.com