Marc Guinan

Marc Guinan

"What is painting ...?"

Fri 24 Jul - Sat 3 Oct 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

This exhibition will present outcomes from Guinan’s current investigation into materiality. The painted forms are created using pva and various other types of paint, like gloss, metal paint, emulsions, industrial grade paints and oil paint. Layers of paint are let dry over time and peeled from various surfaces like acetate and glass. The forms created allow the work to divert away from the canvas and ask the question, what is a traditional painting display? The forms are free from any background support with the work intending to be read as a naturally formed entity, which links back to Guinan’s interest in American minimalism and his belief in the importance of the autonomous object. The painted forms invite’s the viewer’s eye to travel along the monochrome surfaces and identify the stillness they may hold whilst enjoying the playful folds that give a hint of tradition. Guinan’s work also likes to highlight the material qualities of the paint that have developed whilst drying, resisting and setting within the boundaries he has set up. 

Marc Guinan’s 14-year construction background continually enhances his process-based practice, which is grounded in painting and mainly focused through a Post Minimalist lens. This is enhanced by his recent completion of a Hons Degree BA Fine Art studies at the DIT this year. He has also been accepted for an MA in Art, Research Collaboration in IADT in September where he intends to further venture into the limitless world of materiality in painting. He is currently creating experimental and sculptural forms with paint and it is his intention to stretch the boundaries of conventional thinking about painting as a medium. Always exploring colour and texture, he invite’s a dialogue of provocation through proportion, form and fracture and question’s traditional ideas around the exhibition space and its relationship to painting.  His work explores the traditional limits of the physical properties of paint, pushing the boundaries between the medium, composition and modes of application whilst acknowledging the installation of the forms to be as important as the creation.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

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Culture Night at Draiocht 2015

Culture Night at Draiocht 2015

Youth Theatre / Exhibition Launch / Clown Choir / Film Screening

Fri 18 Sep 2015 7-10PM // FREE

Draíocht Workshop Room  // 7PM-8PM
Ages: 14-18 years
D15 Youth Theatre members welcome you into their world … bring a friend, introduce them to Draíocht and dip your toe into the waters of a fun Youth Theatre Workshop. Come along and experience Youth theatre Culture this Culture Night.

First Floor Gallery // 7PM-8PM
Andrew Carson’s exhibition ‘Pilgrim’ opens on Culture Night and will show until 17 October. Pilgrim is an exhibition of new work developed as part of Andrew’s time as Artist-in-Residence at Draíocht (May-December 2015).

Ground Floor Gallery // 7.30PM-8PM
Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir will perform a selection of songs from their extensive repertoire. This will be the last time the Clown Choir will perform publicly until their show ‘A Ship of Fools’ by Veronica Coburn in October 2015.

Main Auditorium // 8PM-10PM
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. The ultimate father and son road trip; the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.

All Events Free but ticketed – 7PM-10PM – Pre-booking tel 01-885 2622 or register on the night.