What I'm up to today
Preview of my newest sculpture 'Endless Resistance'
The sculpture has been made for a solo exhibition in Limerick City Gallery (September- November 2014 ) with the help of project funding from the Arts Council of Ireland.
The large sculpture is influenced by the 'Endless House' designs by Federich Kiesler which he made from 1948-1965. The sculpture will be shipped to Ireland on Friday where it will be finished on site.
I would be delighted if you could join me to see it off (so to speak) I won't be quite cracking a champagne on it to launch it but there will be beer.
The address is 348 Morgan (@ Metropolitian), Brooklyn NYC
Thursday - 24th
Time - 6pm
and Next week :
July 31 at 6.30pm
I will give a talk at Station Independent Projects ( 164 SUFFOLK ST, NYC)
WE WILL HAVE NO MORE WALLS… Exploring Frederick Kiesler’s Endless House.
Film screening, performance and discussion, during which Dublin-based artist Elaine Byrne will focus on Austrian-German mid 20th century architect Frederick Kiesler’s utopian vision of housing and his critique of the logic of economic efficiency in modernist architecture
For information : INFO@STATIONINDEPENDENT.COM | 917.698.2012
Won the 8th International Arte Laguna Prize for sculpture - for my installation RAUM. The prize winners were announced in Venice on 22/3/2014 at the finalist exhibition in the Venice Arsenale.
Awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Project award, 2014
Awarded Culture Ireland funding 2014
Resident at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York.
Exhibiting in group show "Instant Crush" at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, an exhibition celebrating the first five years of the gallery in Chancery Lane.
Exhibiting in group show 'Chancery Lane' at Dunamaise Art Centre, Ireland, till August 1st
Solo show at Limerick City Gallery, September 2014
Two person show at UAM, Mexico City, November 2014
Participated in the 14th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, Connecticut Feb 2014.
Completed the Art and Law Program at Fordham Law School, New York in association with Denniston Hill and the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics, New York.
And last year
Group show Of the Land, at the Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Nov-Dec 13
A solo show - RAUM - took place at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin- RAUM - from 10th Jan till 9th Feb 2013
Extract from text
'Elaine Byrne’s installation RAUM is a haunted space, constructed from melancholy, symbolic fragments of ways of living that have faded away, and thinking that never was. This exhibition is a tribute to difference neutralized by the uncompromising normative pressures of what modernity actually is.'
See below for review by John Gayer from Visual Arts Newsletter, March 2013.
Follow link below to read a review of RAUM from The Irish Times 11/1/2013