Metaphysics Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh.
11th April 2019 - 14th April 2019
Please Join us for the opening of Metaphysics on Thursday the 11thof April from 6-8pm
Metaphysics is a group exhibition of art works by the Third Year Fine Art students from TU Dublin’s School of Creative Arts. This collection of works represents a series of diverse responses to a text entitled ‘Timaeus’ by the Greek philosopher Plato.
This text led the artists to engage in a range of multifaceted lines of research and material enquiries. The exhibition integrates a wide range of media and mechanisms including sculpture, ceramics, video, audio-visuals, textiles, expanded painting, drawing and prints.
“What is that which always is and has no becoming, and what is that which is always becoming and never is? That which is apprehended by intelligence and reason is always in the same state, but that which is conceived by opinion with the help of sensation and without reason is always in a process of becoming and perishing and never really is. Now everything that becomes or is created must of necessity be created by some cause, for without a cause nothing can be created” -Plato, Timaeus.
Experiencing the beautiful and the sublime is entwined with the individual understanding of what is. Nature or the natural is deciphered and experienced as beautiful due to our current understanding of the world. Art offers a way to escape the willing and our own understanding of everything. Plato defines the artist as the craftsman or in other words the one with a specific manual or haptic skillset. Perhaps we could say that artists today have a more complex set of responsibilities as both makers and critical thinkers where they act as both crafts persons and notion capturers.
Artists: Baptiste Anne, Mikaila Beirnes, Beata Blaszczok, Gareth Byrne, Caroline Creagh, Kieran Devitt, Jackie Dolan, Caitlin NI Dochartaigh, AJ Higgins, Maria Maarbjerg, Megan Maguire , Michelle Mallone, Boguslawa Marczakiewicz, Angie O’Hara, Fiona O’Brien, Mohamad Taha, Morgana Costa Ucher, Siobhan Wilmot.
Open Daily 10am - 5pm