Meet me on the astral plane | Exhibition essay by Sara Muthi

This essay was written by curator and writer Sara Muthi to accompany my solo exhibition ‘Meet me on the astral plane’, showing at the Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, from the 29th November – 22nd December 2021. The visual arts are a twofold process. Step one concerns the artist, their intention to create. Making. Step twoContinue reading “Meet me on the astral plane | Exhibition essay by Sara Muthi”

The Gasp

I gasped.A gasp is a sudden, involuntary intake of break. The mouth opens. Air is dragged down the opened throat. Resonating within the body, the gasp is a sound of subjectivity as it registers a shocking, sudden, unexpectedly affecting encounter with something seen, felt or done to the body….An acoustic after-affect, it sonorously registers theContinue reading “The Gasp”

‘Looking Again’; Minor Practices within Contemporary Painting and the Production of Knowledge

This blog post introduces my current research, focusing on my proposal to ‘look again’ at contemporary painting practices as a form of knowledge production, by shifting our attention to how the viewer encounters the work. Future posts will expand on, put into practice, and perform the methodology introduced here.  My proposal to ‘look again’, asContinue reading “‘Looking Again’; Minor Practices within Contemporary Painting and the Production of Knowledge”

Notes from not in the studio

This text was written in lock-down, as part of a research group on the artist’s studio with the Irish Museum of Modern Art That line of Adorno’s, that to write poetry after Auschwitch is barbaric (1949), keeps drifting into my head. I think about it differently now than I did before.  A friend of mine,Continue reading “Notes from not in the studio”

Susanne Wawra: Painting memory, subjectivity, emergence

Shortly after the opening of A Vague Anxiety (April-August 2019) at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), their first exhibition to specifically show a group of ‘emerging artists’, I arranged to meet Susanne Wawra in the gallery. We’re familiar with each other from college, she having graduated a year ahead of me from theContinue reading “Susanne Wawra: Painting memory, subjectivity, emergence”