Golden Fleece Award 2018
Damien Flood has been shortlisted for the Golden Fleece Award 2018
The other shortlisted artists are: Magda Bethani, Ursula Burke, Paul Hallahan, Cecilia Moore and Natasha Rollinson.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony on the 15th of March at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
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Works by Damien Flood, Nuala O’Sullivan and Daniel Greaney Curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran
Exhbition opens 2nd November from 6-8
2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the “First Exhibition of Pictures” which opened on the 23rd of November 1937 in the Savoy Cinema, Limerick. This was the first significant move after the formation of a committee in 1936 of local citizens and artists such as Sean Keating and Dermod O’Brien to form a Municipal Art Gallery in Limerick, similar to those which existed in Dublin and Cork. The works in this exhibition would then form the “nucleus” of the Permanent Collection of Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA).
The exhibition, Known Unknowns takes the collection as it stands in 2017, a moment to pause and reflect on 80 years of collecting. Artists Damien Flood, Nuala O’Sullivan and Daniel Greaney have created new works of art which have been inspired by and are reactions to the connections, relationships, content and history of LCGA’s Permanent Collection.
Known Unknowns merges the old and the new, the known and unknowns forging new relationships and narratives which connect the artist’s three distinct practices to LCGA’s collection of 18th – 21st centaury artworks. These artistic responses produce an alternative way for LCGA to present its collection while acknowledging this significant anniversary. Known Unknowns is curated by LCGA’s Shinnors Scholar (2015-17), Simon Fennessy Corcoran as part of his MA through Research in Curatorial Studies, which explored the public’s engagement with the Permanent Collection exhibitions. Corcoran devised an open call and selection panel model culminating in the exhibition, Known Unknowns, with the featured artists, their response to the Permanent Collection.
“As we know, there are known known’s; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know” Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defence with George Bush's Cabinet in 2002.
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Solo show at the Cabin LA
The work from the residency is on view at the Cabin LA.
To visit the show please contact Danny First at email@example.com
or by phone 323 559 2346
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Seattle Art Fair
Diane Rosentsein Gallery will be exhibiting the work of Gisela Colon, Eben Goff, Julian Stanczak, Dan Miller, Charles Fine and Damien Flood at this years Seattle Art Fair.
Seattle Art Fair
August 3rd - 6th
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Theory of Two Centres
Solo show of new work at Stephane Simoens, Belgium.
Exhibition opens August 4th.
In this exhibition the artist presents us with a body of new work that explores the dualism of belief faith and seeing. The figure looms more presently than in previous shows, occasionally appearing sharply and at times as a ghost or fading memory. In the large raw linen painting ‘Dimensions Variable (Boudoir)’ 2017 a blue hand with black manicured nails appears to measure the bottom left of the canvas. The painting jostles and sways in a freudian dream scape. Lines twist and turn on bare canvas in an effort to gain form as strips of graduated sky puncture and hold the space. The cold blue hand re-enforces the absence of a body, jarring the composition with it's formed definition.
kindly supported by Wicklow County Council, Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.
The exhibition will run until 12th of September.
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Volta 13, Basel
Green On Red Gallery at VOLTA Basel
June 12 - 17, 2017
Green On Red Gallery is delighted to present the work of gallery artists Alan Butler, Caroline McCarthy & Damien Flood at VOLTA Basel, ( Booth B09 ), Markthalle, Basel, between June 12-17, 2017.
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Damien Flood awarded the 2017 Hotron Éigse Prize
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A group show at Green On Red Gallery
May 25 - July 22, 2017
Green On Red Gallery
Spencer Dock ( Luas Stop 100m )
More info: www.greenonredgallery.com
"Wouldn't it be nice if we could dream together?"
Group show at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, L.A
April 27 - June 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27th
Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Charles Fine, Damien Flood, Daniel Gibson, Yassi Mazandi, Dan Miller, Shiri Mordechay, Joe Ray
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Movers and Shakers interview on Whomyouknow.com
Damien Flood was interview by Peachy Deegan for Whom You Know Website.
About Whom You Know:
The interview covers a wide range of topics from favorite artists and philosophers to desert island art picks.
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Circa Art Magazine: Philip Kavanagh writes about 'A Root that Turns as the Sun Turns' at Green On Red Gallery.
Partings from Semblance:
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A Root that Turns as the Sun Turns
Greee On Red Gallery
19 October - 27 November
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FRIEZE Critics Pick for Dublin Gallery Weekend 2016
A Root that Turns as the Sun Turns at Green On Red Gallery has been selected by Gemma Tipton as a Frieze Critics pick for Dublin Gallery weekend.
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A Root that Turns as the Sun Turns finshes this Sunday the 27th of November.
For more information on the exhibition visit: www.greenonredgallery.com
Green On Red Gallery
Talking in Brackets: Research and Reaction in Painting
Saturday, November 26 at 1.15pm
On the penultimate day of Damien Flood's current exhibition at Green on Red Gallery, and almost three years on from their legendary discussion 'Painting in Parentheses (In Brackets!)', Damien Flood and James Merrigan return to the gallery to critically discuss Flood's current work and critically explore painting practice in general.
What complicates things further is, research and reaction also come into play in the verbal reception of painting, whether casually in spoken word or carefully in the written review. How do 'you' talk and think about painting? Do you embrace painting at the base level of the medium or the elevated stage of the message? Is painting just for painters, and for painters to discuss alone? If so, how do painters deal with the inadequate response, and in most cases, the silent reaction?
Like last time around we ask you to come armed with your own opinions and questions, because like you, we are looking for answers to the questions posed, and in some ideal cases, solutions.
James Merrigan is an artist turned art critic. He has written for many art periodicals, art institutions and artist catalogues, but his role as art critic at billionjournal.com is where he has found the freedom to play with a more visceral, confessional, fun and sometimes polemical art criticism. Merrigan was selected for EVA International Biennale of Visual Art (2014) as a fugitive art critic; he was co-editor of the printed quarterly on Irish art, Fugitive Papers; and was Guest Editor of two issues of Visual Artists’ News Sheet in 2016. Current projects include DEEP-SEATED which takes as its starting point the psychoanalytic promotion of the ‘talking cure’; and All or Nothing, a film that looks at the current landscape of Irish painting told through his eyes as a lapsed painter. Most recently he was invited to curate PERIPHERIES 2017 at Gorey School of Art. He is co-ordinator and lecturer for the MPhil module Psychoanalysis and Art at Trinity College Dublin, and a tutor at Gorey School of Art. A collection of his art criticism was published in 2013 entitled Agents of Subjectivism.
After this conversation the gallery will host a Listening Party of music that influenced and inspired the work, on Sunday, November 27 at 2pm as part of Dublin Gallery Weekend, 2016.
This event is part of Dublin Gallery Weekend 2016
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Green On Red Gallery
Park Lane, Spencer Docks
(rear of the apartments)
Dublin, Dublin 1
2116: Forecast of the next century at Broad Museum, Michigan, USA
On April 24, 1916, Irish Republicans led an armed rebellion, “the Easter Rising,” seeking to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic. The men and women of the uprising envisioned a new Ireland as a national democracy that, in the words of their proclamation, “guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights, and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally.” The uprising was suppressed after only six days, yet it initiated a movement that resulted in Ireland’s independence six years later. In 2116, sixteen contemporary Irish artists offer a forecast of what lies ahead, from a vantage point rooted midway between the Easter Rising and the imagined Ireland of the twenty-second century.
One hundred years after the Easter Rising, as Ireland navigates its place on the periphery of a transforming Europe, this exhibition provides a platform for dialogue and conversation, and a way for Ireland to begin to imagine what its future might hold.
Exhibition artists: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Amanda Coogan, Maud Cotter, Gary Coyle, Eleanor Duffin, Damien Flood, Siobhán Hapaska, Ramon Kassam, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons, Eoin Mc Hugh, Mairead O’hEocha, Niamh O’Malley, Darn Thorn, and Lee Welch.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Michigan State University
5th November - 2nd April
For more information please visit http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/
A Root That Turns As The Sun Turns
Solo show at Green On Red Gallery, Dublin.
Exhibition opens on the 20th of October.
The work for A Root That Turns As The Sun Turns is not centred around this ‘root’ but the notions of belief, faith and seeing, that the story entails. These mainly large scale works reflect on how belief in something unseen can change our view of the world. Art is often a self portrait, even if it is at times unintentional. These new paintings mirror a fracturing of the artists own beliefs, a stripping away of a childhood naiveté and a re-navigation of the world around him as the artist reflects on the passing of his Mother. Some works have a feeling of limbo and loss while others are celebratory in rhythm and tone.
Damien Flood will participate in a formal conversation with art writer James Merrigan on Saturday, November 26 at 1.15pm in the gallery and on Sunday, at 2pm, November 27 their will be a listening party where people can come hear music that has inspired and influenced the work on show as part of Dublin Gallery Weekend, 2016.
The exhibition will run until the 27th of November.
For more information visit: www.greenonredgallery.com
Green On Red Gallery
Aidan Dunne reviews 'Terra Incognta' for the Irish Times.
Originally published 16h of August, 2016
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The exhibition runs until 27th August.
Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire.
For more info: at http://www.dlrcoco.ie/arts
Eamonn Maxwell, Director of Lismore Castle Arts shares his thoughts on Terra Incognita at dlr Lexicon.
You can read the full text on his blog Curatoronabike here
Terra Incognita at dlr LexIcon runs until the 27th of August.
Solo Exhibition at DLR Lexicon, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire.
Exhibition Opens on Friday the 8th of July and runs until the 27th of August
Damien Flood started the DLR Visual Art Commission with a question: what is it to know a place? Recorded interviews of personal stories and historical research became a starting point for a series of new paintings which look at how we know a place through the people that live there. These works merge Flood’s perception and experience of the interviewing process with the histories gathered, to offer a unique retelling of Dun Laoghaire’s legacy through a contemporary lens.
Terra Incognita examines the changing identity of the area as depicted by the vibrant and energetic contributors. A gestural line narrates multiple voices in the paintings and links present contributors to an abstract, psychological landscape. The palette used responds emotively to each encounter, and descriptive shapes, colours and motifs build a new view of Dun Laoghaire.
The title of each work offers a key into a reinterpreted story of place and time, such as 70 year old friendships evoked in 'Playground' and a retiring Harbour Master in ‘Captain’. 'Engaged' teases out a duality between communication and society’s changing values, while ‘Cinder' reflects on the impact of a fire that destroyed a church is the 1960s. Terra Incognita mixes the universal and the personal, the life-changing and the everyday, and ask us to look at the places we know anew.
More info http://www.dlrcoco.ie
A Fine Line
Group exhibition at Green On Red Gallery, Dublin.
Opening Thursday 7th of April at 6pm.
Featuring new work by Bridget Riley, Fergus Martin, Caroline McCarthy, Damien Flood, Mark Joyce and Aoife Shanahan.
Green On Red Gallery
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2116: Forecast of the next century
Group show at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Opening 24th March by Mary McCarthy, Director, National Sculpture Factory, and Chair, Culture Ireland.
Open and invited submission selected by Chris Clarke, Caitlin Doherty and Emma-Lucy O'Brien.
2116 has been organised in collaboration with the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, Mi, U.S.A.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Call Out for Stories for Project With Dun Laoghaire Residents
Damien Flood invites people from or living in Dun Laoghaire to share their stories of the area for an upcoming exhibition at the dlr-Lexicon. He welcomes participants to share their personal histories of the area as well as any interesting facts or memories of notable or
As part of the project Damien is also looking for local writers or people with a particular interest in the area to submit short stories for a publication that will accompany the exhibition. These stories can be factual, personal or fictional, they can be about growing in the area or be dramatised histories. The only requirement is that the writing has a connection to the area.
For additional information on the project and to email written submissions, or if you would like to get in touch with the artist at an alternative time, please contact Damien at firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Show at Green On Red Gallery.
17th December until 20th February.
An opening reception will take place on December 17th, 2015, 17:30-20:30. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served on this festive evening.
The Gallery will be closed from December 23, 2015 to January 5th, 2016. Normal Hours will resume on January 6th, 2016.
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that the Visual Art Commission 2016 has been awarded to Damien Flood.
The theme of the commission is to create a new body of work that is responsive to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County. Each artist will receive a commission of €10,000.
The resulting exhbition will be held at the dlr Lexicon in July 2016
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FIAC OFFICIELLE 2015
Green On Red Gallery will be presenting new works by Damien Flood alongside works by Caroline McCarthy and Niamh McCann
at this years FIAC OFFICIELLE in Paris.
OFFICIELLE, FIAC’s new event, will be held in Paris from Wednesday, October 21st through Sunday, October 25th , 2014 at Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design. The Vernissage will take place on October 20th.
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Jyoti Kalsi interviews Damien Flood for Gulf News on the occasion of his solo show 'Infinite Plane' at Grey Noise, Dubai.
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