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Aoife Collins: There is no Release My Darling

Process Room, 29.06.2010- 11.07.2010

Itching in a cage where dandies have left their shuttlecocks.

The pieces displayed in the Process Room revolve around appropriated commonplace mass-produced objects and images which have been altered, manipulated or copied. There is no Release My Darling presents a selection of mixed media works which have been developed over the duration of being an artist in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Peacock Shuttlecock, mixed media, dimensions variable  

Aoife Collins, Process Room, IMMA

The works focus on fragmentation and destruction, the to-ing and fro-ing between the definite and infinite. Close attention is given to the ability of objects to role-play. This use of role-play or mutability, away from intended functionality, is an attempt to open up the realm of possibility or potentiality of the objects and materials explored. A great deal of the work consists of re-assemblage; form and function are not considered final but rather can be altered and are open to the suggestion of permutations. Much of the work looks towards a form of breakdown or collapse with the images or associated meanings melting away. The exhibition can also be seen as an exploration of artistic prototypes such as monochromatic painting, bronze sculpture and the propagation of pattern. Notions of background and foreground or an exploration of the dominant and submissive image on a simultaneous picture plane are themes which are approached in the works.

Collins earned a B.A. from National College of Art & Design, Dublin followed by an M.A. from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Selected exhibitions include: Lost in your eyes , Form Content, London; Wet eye , Location One, New York; Culture clash , Working Rooms, London; Comfort burn , Artspace, Buffalo; Phoenix park , Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; Eva , Limerick; Prelapsarian/here-and-now/postlapsarian , Goethe Institute, Dublin; Perspective , Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast and Permaculture , Project Gallery, Dublin.

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