The gap between noise

Elaine Grainger and Brendan Fox in conversation

Saturday 14th December 2.30pm 


The gap between noise is a site - specific installation by visual artist Elaine Grainger. This is the artists first solo exhibition since graduating from her MFA at NCAD in 2018 and also The Complex Gallery’s first solo show in its new space. The space is reconfigured from a large fruit warehouse and, with a minimal amount of change. Through this it retains a balance, absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness with the innumerable scratches and marks on its surface but also through the sense of possibility inherent in allowing it to become a space for a new purpose; a site for art. It is this state of transition that theoretically links the artist practice to the site.


Brendan Fox is an independent curator, artist, and writer. He has curated the work of hundreds of Irish and international artists in a broad spectrum of settings. Formally project co-curator at Nag Gallery, Dublin, resident curator at Talbot Gallery, Dublin and was the Co-founder, Director/Curator of Foundation Arts Festival in association with the National Arts Council of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He has devised numerous gallery and offsite exhibitions and has curated from the national collection at IMMA, Dublin. He has been the invited curator at Limerick School of Art and Design and the National College of Art and Design where he facilitated with both B.A. and M.A. students. He is currently devising exhibitions for his upcoming 2020 project Games for Artists and Non-Artists as part of his MA in Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD


Elaine Grainger is a visual artist she lives and works in Dublin. She recently graduated in 2018 with a Fine Art Masters Degree from NCAD. Her graduate exhibition work was selected for The RDS Visual Arts Awards 2018 curated by Amanda Coogan. She was the winner of The RDS Visual Arts, Centre Culturel Irlandais Residency Award 2019. She is also the recipient of the RHA Peer Residency Award 2019. Recent Exhibitions include RDS Visual Artist Award Exhibition 2018, Barely hardly there MFA Degree show 2018, Two person show Time is not a line Pallas Projects, Dublin 2017. Selected Group shows include RHA Annual 2019, Winter Open Rua Red, Dublin 2018, Detached Solstice Art Centre, Navan, 2017, peripheries Open, Gorey, 2017.            In 2005, she established Talbot Gallery and Studios The exhibition is accompanied by a commissioned text by Ingrid Lyons and is supported by Fingal County Council and Fire Station Artists Studios

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