Aoife Scott’s Geomancy takes inspiration from the ancient art of divination which interprets markings on the ground, formed by tossed soil, rocks or sand. Inspired by the poetry of Paula Meehan, this selection of fine art prints explores the medium of printmaking through the prism of the natural world, highlighting the links and harmonies in our symbiotic relationship. Scott invited artists to contribute to this timely and important conversation, examining the roles and responsibilities we bear as we navigate the world around us. The resulting exhibition asks both printmaker and viewer to look more closely at the marks we leave behind.
Artists: Aoife Scott, Ria Czerniak LeBov, Niamh Flanagan, Kate MacDonagh, Ailbhe Barrett, Susan Early, Clare Henderson, Yoko Akino, Louise Leonard, Grainne Cuffe, Éilis Murphy, Sharon Lee, Michele Hetherington, Niamh McGuinne, Gwen O’Dowd, Mary Lohan, Ria Czerniak LeBov
Ria Czerniak-LeBov’s Oscillation focuses on the relationship between analogue and digital technologies. Throughout this exhibition screen grabs, glitches, YouTube stills and GPS routes are transformed from pixel to print, in a wide range of traditional techniques. The influence of new media on the hand-made, original print is visible across these diverse artistic practices. Far from rendering the work on paper obsolete, digital technologies are seen by these artists as rich sources of inspiration from which to draw. By taking throwaway, fleeting, digital ephemera and recontextualising it, these works can be seen to resist the accelerated speed with which we consume the contemporary image.
Artists: Ria Czerniak LeBov, Aoife Scott, Richard Lawlor, Matthew Gammon, Colin Martin, Katsu Yuasa, Mark Francis
Ria Czerniak-LeBov, Conduit
Grainne Cuffe, April Aquilegia
Fragile Blue, Michele Hetherington
Ailbhe Barrett, November, study
Geomancy Book – Geomancy’s artist publication designed by David Joyce and Aoife Scott consists of 17 booklets – 16 for each exhibiting artist and 1 cover booklet. In each booklet you will get a glimpse into the research and processes behind each artist’s exhibited work. The books are in an edition of 200 and are for sale online or in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.