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Press Release: Tides
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW, "Politics, resilience drive exhibit by Northern Irish artists," Kurt Shaw, February 25, 2007
PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, "We take an Irishman to Tides, an exhibition of work by artists from Northern Ireland," Sherrie Flick, March 8, 2007
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, "Art Review: Contemporary 'Tides' reflects Northern Irish culture," Mary Thomas, March 21, 2007
at Carnegie Mellon University
Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Free and open to the public
An exhibition of new work from Northern Ireland's most innovative artists
Jan. 25 - Mar. 30, 2007
Mar. 22, 6-8pm:
Panel Discussion Featuring: Hilary Robinson, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon; John Carson, head of the School of Art; David Miller, professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon; and moderator Melissa Ragona, assistant professor in the School of Art.
Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery presents "Tides," a new group exhibition that includes compelling photographs, paintings, sculpture, videos and performances by nine of the most innovative artists working in Northern Ireland.
Artists include Ian Charlesworth, Seamus Harahan, Michael Hogg, Sandra Johnston, Darren Murray, Aisling O'Beirn, Mary McIntyre, Peter Richards and Alistair Wilson. Johnston, a performance artist, will present her work at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, in the College of Fine Arts Great Hall.
"These artists address a variety of subjects, in many different mediums, to explain the range of issues still permeating Northern Ireland and also what it might mean to be an artist in a place undergoing political transition," said Hilary Robinson, the Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean of the College of Fine Arts. "Our hope is audiences will get a sense of contemporary Northern Ireland, viewing a place where there is hope as well as the legacy of much conflict."
Ian Charlesworth received his MFA from the University of Ulster in 1998. In 2005-2006, he was a Northern Ireland Fellow at The British School in Rome. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Czech Museum of Fine Arts in Prague; the Lipoli and Lopez Gallery in Rome; the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast; the 2005 Venice Biennale; the Barbican Gallery in London; and the Herzilya Museum in Tel Aviv. He was the recipient of the Jerwood Drawing Prize twice in 2003 and three times in 2004.
Seamus Harahan earned a BA in Fine Art in 1996 and an MFA in Fine Art in 2001 from the University of Ulster. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in London; the Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague; Collective Gallery, Edinburg; the Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville; Viafarini, Milan; Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York; and Transmission Gallery in Glasgow.
Michael Hogg’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Temple Bar Galleries in Dublin; the Orpheus Gallery in Belfast; and the Triskel Gallery in Cork. He also has participated in group exhibitions at Gallerie Nikki Marquart in Paris; Art Ommi, in New York; the Horse Head Sand Point Naval Base in Seattle; and at the 2005 Venice Biennale.
Sandra Johnston earned an MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, and a BA, Honors, in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury. She has given solo performances at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; TRACE Gallery, Cardiff; Beyond the Word Performance Festival at Las Casa Endendida in Madrid; the 2005 Venice Biennale; Center For Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Trafo Gallery, Budapest; and Artspace, Norwich.
Mary McIntyre earned an MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in 1990. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Goethe Institute, Dublin; the Art Ricambi Gallery in Verona; the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast; and the Clotworthy House Arts Center in Antrim. She is an Associate Lecturer in Fine & Applied Art at the University of Ulster at Belfast, and is the Chair of Source Magazine.
Darren Murray was granted a BA Honors Degree in Fine & Applied Art from the University of Ulster in 1999. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin; and the Context Gallery, Derry. He’s been shown in group exhibitions at the 2005 Venice Biennale; the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; ARCO in Madrid; the Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague; and the Proposition Gallery in Belfast.
Aisling O’Beirn earned a BA, Honors, in Fine Art in 1990 and a Ph.D. from the University of Ulster in 2005. Her work has been highlighted in solo exhibitions at the Void Gallery, Derry; Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast; Temple Bar Atrium Gallery, Dublin; the Ormeau Baths in Belfast; the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork; and the Werkstadt Gallerie in Breman, Germany. Group shows include those at the Czech Museum of Fine Arts in Prague; Mercer University in Macon, Georgia; the 2005 Venice Biennale; and the University Gallery in Gainesville, Florida.
Peter Richards was educated at the University of Wales, Cardiff before completing his M.Phil. degree at the University of Ulster, Belfast in 1998. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Context Gallery, Derry; Studio Lipoli & Lopez, Rome; Cornerhouse, Manchester; ZDSLU gallery, Ljubljana; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Model Arts Centre, Sligo; Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown; and the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast.
Alistair Wilson earned a BA in Fine art from the Bath Academy of Art and a MA in Sculpture from the Chelsea School of Art, London. He currently is the Course Director of the Master of Fine Art Course at the University of Ulster. His recent installations include those at the Installation of Contemporary Art, Prague; the 2005 Venice Biennale; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Oratorio San Ludovico, Venice; and the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Caen.