Out of Print

Print culture and expanded practice.

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
2 - 24 September 2016

 

Curated by Andrew Folan

 


 

Invited to curate an exhibition on behalf of the Black Church Print Studio in September 2016 in The Library Project, Andrew Folan will present a group show ‘Out of Print' which aims to locate the activity of printmaking within the greater context of print - in all forms and conceptions. This exhibition was made possible by project funding from Dublin City Council.

 

Artist selected from the Black Church Print Studio Membership include:

 

NICK BOON; MARGOT GALVIN; JANE GLYNN; JOHN GRAHAM; RAY HENSHAW; COLM MAC ATHLAOICH; SADBH O BRIEN; TRACY STAUNTON; NICOLE TILLEY.


Invited artists include:

 

ROSS MAC MANUS; SUSAN MAC WILLIAM; NIGEL ROLFE.


Embedded within society, print has an historic and current relevance within art, design and communication. Despite the proliferation of virtual text and image, the world of actual printed surfaces and printed objects holds relevance in and beyond established modes of representation. Print marks our existence - from the images we treasure, the texts we read, the clothes we wear, the currency we trade - to how we understand our very existence. Impressed into our lives with an inherent integrity, print provides many other realities - from which we measure our sense of being. From a social anthropological sense - humankind (in contact with the world) leaves traces imprinted, stamped and eroded onto surfaces. Walking and way-finding on the earth and even on the moon, has left footprints, which record the course of our lives and evolution.

 

Managing to be both original artwork and multiple at the same time, the process of printmaking - in using reproductive means while avoiding being reproduction, presents a unique proposition. From its singular origins to its multiple end points - printmaking is truly the most democratic art form. This historically embedded activity will be presented in ‘Out of Print' alongside printed and imprinted exhibits from the everyday. The exhibition will include art and design production alongside social and scientific examples arising from the wealth of printed material that makes up our lives.

 

Gallery opening hours: 12pm - 6pm.


Exhibition preview 6pm, Thursday 1st September 2016 at The Library Project.

 


ACCOMPANYING EVENTS:


A&E (Analyse and Experiment), 6pm, 5 Sept. 2016: Panel discussion between the artists and the curator, Andrew Folan on the ‘Out of Print' exhibition and the themes it explores. A&E is a Black Church Print Studio critical seminar programme that seeks to open dialogues across a broad range of practices and professional positions. Free admission, open to the public.


This exhibition will also be open late for Culture Night 2016.

 


 

CURATOR INFORMATION:


Andrew Folan is a printmaker and digital artist.
http://www.seeingnotbelieving.com

 

He has curated several exhibitions including:

  • European Large Format Printmaking, Guinness Hop Store Dublin, 1991.
  • The Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre, 1993.
  • Disasters of War, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, 1994.
  • The Emperor's Wardrobe, Original Print Gallery, Dublin and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, 2000.
  • Triennial of Graphic Art, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006.