“The Cosmos is an abstract machine, and each world has an assemblage affecting it. If one reduces oneself to one or several abstract lines that will prolong itself in and conjugate with others, producing immediately, directly a world in which it is the world that becomes, then one becomes-everybody/everything.” *
The sculptural works created for this solo exhibition by artist Molly O'Dwyer are fabricated using everyday materials such as floorboards, tiles and fencing; each brought together into an assemblage form. Some works are illuminated internally casting shadows upon the walls of the space, others are themselves projected upon. Light here is an animating force, infiltrating the structure and projecting from the assemblage forming phantoms; projections of an ephemeral landscape. Time exists in the abstract, present in the texture of the found objects and the moving image; the perception of time manufacturing a multiplicity of perspectives.
The artist here uses the materiality of the works to transect the narratological into vibrating particles of past present and future. The frame of reference therefore is essentially one of becoming: becoming-molecular, becoming-assemblage, becoming-imperceptible.
*Gilles Deleuze. Felix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987)
This body of work was created whilst on residency at Rua Red Art Centre 2012/13.
A limited edition catalogue designed by Áine Gibbons containing images of works created for this show and an essay by exhibition curator Dr. Hilary Murray is available to purchase from RUA RED Gallery.
Molly O’Dwyer (b.1980) is a visual artist from Dublin.She holds an MFA from NCAD, Dublin and a first class B.A. in Fine Art from D.I.T. Recent exhibitions include: Sites For Temporary Witness at The Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo,(2013) Awaiting Movement at The Werkstadt, Berlin (2012), Incubarte Festival at Museo Valenciano De La Illustración y Modernidad Valencia, Spain (2012), Les Concordances Du Temps, The Darling Foundry, Montréal, Québec (2012).
Central to the Les concordances du temps exhibit is a large-scale, video installation conceived as an exploration of the relationship between the practices of two contemporary artists: photographer Josée Pedneault and multidisciplinary artist Molly O’Dwyer. Having independently filmed the Snæfellsnes volcano on the same night – from opposite sides of Reykyavik – the artists decided to combine their films and project them one over the other, thus creating a temporal exploration of the space as the sunlight gradually changes. This piece, created while the artists were in residence together in Iceland in August 2011, presents contrasting views that mesh into a coherent amalgam of their respective aesthetics. The exhibition will also include individual works from both artists; shown for the first time together, they reveal the poetic quality inherent in the artists’ work.