Black Church Print Studio presents Circulation curated by Paul McAree

Opening 6 – 8pm Thursday 8, August 2013

Exhibition running 9 – 24 August


Black Church Print Studio presents Circulation, an open submission and invited exhibition curated by Paul McAree that will take place across two Dublin-based venues – Monster Truck Gallery and FLOOD – in August 2013.

Invited artists: Alan Butler, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Commissioned text by Mark Hutchinson

Open submission: Mary A. Fitzgerald, Robyn Anderson, Debora Ando, Sophie Behal, Agnieszka Bloch, John Busher, Majella Clancy, Edel Cox, Alan Crowley, Alison Cronin, Anthony Cullen, Janine Davidson, Delete Press (Des MacMahon, Alan Crowley, Suzannah O’Reilly, Eoin Barry,, Niamh Fahy, David Bowe, Brian Fitzgerald, Megan Wright & Frank Rafter), Gary Duehr, David Dunne, Audrey Feltham, Monica Flynn, Jane Garland, John Gayer, Orla Gilheany, Helena Grimes, Paz Guadalix, Diego Gutiérrez-Valladares, Lone Hansen, Olivia Hassett, Rosita Holmes, Kathryn Kelly & Annette Persson, Robert Kelly, Elaine Leader, Mo Levy, Sarah Lundy, Maeve Lynch, Lynn Mack, Christine Mackey, Colin Martin, Barry Masterson, Maria Maxwell, Laura NiFhlaibhin, Anne O’Byrne, Augustine O’Donoghue, Sean O Reilly, Lucy Phelan, Francis Quinn, Sarah Rogers, Piia Rossi, John Ryan, Andrew Shannon, Joanna Thompson, Gráinne Tynan, Kath Van Uytrecht & Tom Moore, Kathryn Maguire & David Korowicz

Invited by Black Church Print Studio to curate an exhibition based on the word ‘circulation’, McAree has focused on ideas around modes of ‘production’ and ‘distribution’. Expressing an interest in works which demonstrate an economy of means, using easily available and cheap means of production - leaflets, photocopies, posters, printmaking, flyers, collage – the show will look at and subvert an approach to looking at social or political issues, while at the same time displaying an awareness of the modes of display and exhibition making.

In a curatorial twist, and echoing the very nature of the theme, no work in the open submission process will be refused and every proposed work will be displayed, even if it is the actual proposal itself. The exhibition on the one hand makes explicit the diverse responses to the brief, and on the other, the democracy (or lack thereof) of the curatorial selection process.

The exhibition will also feature invited artists Alan Butler (IE), Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock (UK) and writer Mark Hutchinson (UK), whose work will be used as a framing device, weaving a thread throughout the overall exhibition.

A print-to-order publication documenting the process and the exhibition will be created, solely funded by the open submission fees. This publication will feature work created specifically for the publication by the invited artists, together with selected open submission artists.

Circulation is the third in a series of exhibitions, presented by Black Church Print Studio, that laterally relate to processes of printmaking. It follows on from Production curated by Kate Strain in August 2012, and Repetition curated by Margaret O’Brien, with Niamh Ann Kelly in January 2013.

Public event: A&E, Thursday 15 August, 1 pm

Paul McAree will lead a walking tour between the two venues, McAree will give an introduction to the exhibition at FLOOD at 1 pm, followed by a performance by artist Monica Flynn at Monster Truck.

The exhibition Circulation is kindly supported by Dublin City Council.

Black Church Print Studio and FLOOD are supported by the Arts Council.

FLOOD is open Fridays and Saturdays,12 to 6 pm.

Monster Truck is open Wednesday to Saturday 12 to 6 pm

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FLOOD is kindly supported by the Arts Council, and Dublin City Council, Arts Office.


Alan Butler,still from Come Together, 2013