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Head to Head
CORK  •  Crawford Art Gallery  •  15 May - 25 September 2015
From "Strachaire Fir" by Joseph Higgins (1916) to the bronze head of her nephew Stephen Archer: "Tight Head Prop" (2014), Vivienne Roche RHA curates an exhibition of sculptures called "Head to Head" in the Sculpture Galleries.

Crawford Art Gallery Website

Contact: Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
Cork, Ireland
Tel: (353) 21 480 5042

Karla Black
DUBLIN  •  Irish Museum of Modern Art  •  1 May - 26 July 2015

A Turner Prize nominee in 2011, Karla Black practices a kind of lyrical autonomous sculpture, influenced by psychoanalysis, feminism and its impact on visual art. Blackís work draws from a multiplicity of artistic traditions from expressionist painting, land art, performance, to formalism.  Black questions the rigours of sculptural form and her large-scale sculptures incorporate modest everyday substances, along with very traditional art-making materials to create abstract formations.

The site-specific exhibition at IMMA will present Karla Blackís extraordinary creative output, revealing the artistís constant challenges to prevailing concepts of sculpture. Her interest in process has led her to expand the possibilities of whichever material she employs; from plaster, polythene, chalk dust and powder to eye-shadow, nail varnish, fake tan or toothpaste. Black chooses her media for their tactile aesthetic appeal: the familiarity of the texture of cellophane or the scent of cosmetics bridges the experience of tangible matter with the intimacy of memory of the subconscious.

Irish Museum of Modern Art Website

Contact: Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Dublin 8
Tel: (353) 1 61 29 900

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