National Sculpture Factory
A solo exhibition
curated by Dobz O’Brien
Cork Photo Gallery
Lord Mayor’s pavilion
Opening Night Thursday 28th June 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Opening Times 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Tues – Sat
Exhibition Run : Friday 29th June – Thursday 26th July
The National Sculpture Factory, invited by Cork Photo to ‘takeover’ their gallery in Fitzgerald’s Park present, Unclosed – a solo exhibition by Isabel English curated by Dobz O’Brien.
“Much in the world is still unclosed,” wrote Ernst Bloch in ‘The Principle of Hope’ (1936-1947). By this he meant that our understanding and interpretation of the place we find ourselves in is not always fully fixed. Isabel English’s work addresses these utopian implications, moments that may have passed, in a set of drawings and plans for unrealised projects, suggestive figures, architectural models, that all drift in between our conscious and unconscious understanding of our world.
After receiving her bachelors’ degree from Crawford College of Art, English was awarded the National Sculpture Factory Crawford Residency Graduate Award, where she has based until April 2018. Alongside this she was also awarded a group exhibition at Doswell Gallery and Cork Institute of Technology Arts Festival. She was also selected for the RDS Visual Arts Awards 2018, being one of only thirteen selected artists from throughout Ireland. She recently took part in Black Church Prints Studios Graduate Curatorial Exhibition with her installation Hyperobjects i-iii as part of their group show Homo Ludens (Man at Play).
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