Friday, December 31, 2010

Fav books of last year

In No Order

Mark Gluth - The late works of Margaret Koftis
this is a beautiful little read, tugging at your heart strings.
looking forward to whats coming next

Zachary German - Eat when you feel sad
completely captures what american culture is today
great first book cant wait for others

Alain Robbe-Grillet - Recollections of the Golden Triangle
my fav AR-G, everything comes together in this
just finished reading his autobiography
if you like him get it

Justin Taylor - Everything here is the best thing ever
the title doesnt lie, some wonderful stories
in this collection, looking forward to the new novel
The Gospel of Anarchy coming next month

Dennis Cooper - Smothered in Hugs
this is how interviews & essays should be written. period.

Zizek, Santer, Reinhrd - The Neighbor
read these essays in reverse order
with out you this book cannot exist

Tao Lin - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
the fist poem always gets me
have to pick up SLIAA and richard yates

Eileen Myles - Sorry Tree
'the importance of being iceland' should be here too
i love to listen to her read her work
its how i like to hear it in my head

Dennis Cooper - Period
final part of the george miles cycle
and my fav

John Waters - Crackpot
if you like Waters films and havent read this, get it.
i was laughing a lil too loud in work one day reading this.
got his new book Role Models for Christmas
cant wait to read it.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More leaks than Wiki

The downstairs toilet has flooded : (
Christmas is on hold.
the problem is being worked on tho
Scratch that its fixed!!!!

bring on 2011!!!
some nice pics form the residency will be posted very soon

Sunday, December 12, 2010

100 Dolla Dolla Dolla 100

Some new pieces ive made while getting use to being on trains.

Digital print, dimensions variable, 2010

Animated loop, dimensions variable, 2010

Digital print, dimensions variable, 2010

Animated loop, dimensions variable, 2010

Digital print, dimensions variable, 2010

Animated loop, dimensions variable, 2010

Digital print, dimensions variable, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Made on Monday

Maggie Madden

Install shot

Marguerite O'Molloy
& one of my pieces lurking in the back

Ciara Murray

'Lonley' by me

Chris Jones above and below

Fiona Mullholland forground

Joe Stanley

Aidan O'Sullivan

Heres some images of a recent show held in the Complex in Smithfield called
'Made on Monday' i was in with the people i work with.
All photos by Chris Jones.

Made on Monday was a group show featuring more than 30 Dublin-based contemporary artists. The exhibition was opened on Friday 12 November by Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and will ran until 17 November at the Complex, Smithfield, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Participating artists:
Olive Barrett / Noel Brennan / Patricia Brennan / Bob Byrne / Catherine Byrne / Graham Cahill / Paola Catizone / Shea Dalton / Aileen Dillon / Vanessa Donoso Lopez / Antoinette Emoe / Gillian Fitzpatrick / Joakim Gleisner / Jennifer Hickey / Chris Jones / Barry Kehoe / Brigid McClean / Séamus McCormack / Maggie Madden / Jonathan Mayhew / Fiona Mulholland / Jason Murphy / Ciara Murray / Beth O’Halloran / Marguerite O’Molloy / Aidan O’Sullivan / Shane Power / Kathy Raftery / Evy Richard / Leda Scully / Ronan Sharkey / Joe Stanley / Stephen Taylor / Yvonne Woods

Friday, October 22, 2010

In the studio

'yet to be titled'
acrylic & krink ink on canvas
50 x 60cm

'Failed Failed'
enamel & molding paste on canvas
100 x 60cm

My mini residency in the RHA in studio 4
is nearly up. new studio coming soon

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lately listening

Heres some of the things ive been listening to
whist walking round town or working in the studio.

Bethany and Bobb from Best Coast use to been in Pocahaunted

Really liking the Dum Dum Girls too.

Mostly been listening to Christina Carter's solo work but couldnt find a decent clip,
i saw her play years ago before a Fursaxa show. Christina Carter 'Texas Blues Working' 2xLP on the way soon from Blackest Rainbow.

Some hypnogogic classics

John Olsen and Ben Hall in the Graveyards combo always good stuff, this is more full on the do some eerie minimal pieces too. If you can find Ben Hall's Hell Hall Mystery Series One & two grab them!

Stephen O'Malley just because.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

in the studio

'well do i?'
krink ink & acrylic on canvas

(work in progress)
krink, oink & OTR ink, acrylic & enamel on canvas

Friday, October 15, 2010

In the studio

'sometimes you just have to'
enamel, krink & oink ink on canvas

studio shot
1 down 2 on the go

'without you this cannot be'
work in progress
krink ink & acrylic on canvas

(sorry for the dodgy shots they're from my phone proper ones soon)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A bunch of stuff I enjoyed recently.

Jerk by Directed by Gisèle Vienne
Dramaturgy : Dennis Cooper
Original Music : Peter Rehberg and El Mundo Frio of Corrupted
Performed by and created in collaboration with : Jonathan Capdevielle
as part of the Fringe Festival
i hope that more of their productions make over here,
Kindertotenlieder would be great.

Please Pay Attention Please: Bruce Nauman's Words: Writings and Interviews Book

Stephen O'Malley Cocon & Oiseau de Nuit tape C40
Peterlicker Last Slave tape C20
both from Editions Mego
both totally killer.

Harmony Korine Collected Screenplays 1
really great so far
theres some wonderful scenes that didnt make it into Gummo

been buying his tapes and cdrs for ages