A few upcoming events at The Model this coming Saturday.
The Model is pleased to launch Seamus Nolan’s publication, The Trades Club Revival, which is a retrospective of the project The Trades Club Revival. This new publication, celebrates The Trades Club Revival Project, edited by Seamus Nolan, the book features essays by contemporary cultural theorists, Dave Beech, Francis McKee and Nolan himself. The publication was co-produced by The Model and the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create.
The exhibition itself celebrates Seamus Nolan’s project through the display of documentation from The Trades Club Revival project, a project commissioned by The Model in 2008. Nolan presents this exhibition of documents and memorabilia associated with the extensive history of the club that involved much collaboration between local national and international artists, writers, musicians, poets, chess players, students, punks and the wider community and ran until 2011.
The Model is pleased to introduce two emerging contemporary artists who will exhibit simultaneously among its open gallery spaces, running from 21 October to 25 November 2012.
Irish artist Sam Keogh, now based in London, focuses on mixing materials of varied colour, texture and value to produce strangely familiar yet numinous objects. Keogh is interested in how matter can contain power, or the various ways that an object can become important, valuable or auratic. This exhibit will be shown alongside the work of English artist, Lucy Andrews. Andrews, based in Dublin and a recent graduate of NCAD, explores spaces of illusion and everydayness through her carefully crafted sculptures that are embodiments of familiar objects. Andrews assembles found objects, domestic detritus and various liquids into what can variously take the form of playful experiments or seemingly accidental occurrences.
The opening reception and book launch will take place on Saturday October 20th at 5pm with a reception of light refreshments and artist talks.
More information can be found on The Model website.