There’s an interesting show on at the moment, entitled: ‘Spectrum of Activity’, in The Black Mariah, upstairs at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork city. It’s an open submission show that was selected and co- curated by Pádraic E. Moore and Ian McInerney. The idea for the show stemmed from Moore’s research into the seminal colour theories of Johannes Itten (1888-1967). It was the curators’ intention to bring us closer to Itten’s aim of “penetrating the world of colours and appreciating visual perception for what it is – an act of mystic concentration”.
My painting below: ‘On Reflection No.4’ was selected along with 12 other pieces. Miranda Blennerhasset had a quiet wall painting which enhanced the stairs and entrance to the gallery, Meadhbh O’Connor had an installation with plants, test tubes, a light source and prism (which created an artificial rainbow) and Niamh Clarke’s piece (seen above), an installation of glass tanks, funnels, water, inks, and submersible pumps, was a constant source of interest with its subtle shades of blue, green, turquoise and maroon. The show continues until the 17th of September. More information at : www.theblackmariah.com
Also there’s another review of the show at : http://papervisualart.com/?p=6097