Dublin, 8 July 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Kerlin Gallery in association with the Graphic Studio in Dublin, presents an exhibition dedicated to the work of Jaki Irvine. “Before the page is turned” is running from today until 20 August.
The exhibition focuses on videos made by Irvine, starting with the process of printmaking. In 2010, the artist was invited by Robert Russel and Jackie Ryan at the Graphic Studio in Dublin to create a work revolving around the art of engraving. Irvine spent several months making videos and recording her time spent at the studio, developing a series of five works that act as a meditation on both the engraving process and its wider context.
Despite the silence of the framed print, its mode of production involves a series of clanks and squeals and the sound of grating and rubbing that are both jarring and rhythmic. The soundtrack developed by Irvine, which underpins the moving image, incorporates sounds recorded by her in the studios and an instrumental score that both reflects and plays on various elements within the work.
Jaki Irvine, born in 1966, lives and works in Dublin and Mexico. She regularly acts as a counsellor for the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She has featured in several solo exhibitions, including Frith Street Gallery in London (2010, 2005, 1999), Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in Dublin (2009), SMART in Amsterdam (2006), Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin (2005), Douglas Hyde Gallery (2005, 1999) and Project Arts Centre in Dublin (1996).
She has also participated in group exhibitions in prestigious venues such as the Whitechapel Gallery in London (2007), Tate Britain (2003), Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin (2001), Venice Biennale (2001, 2007) and the Arte Moderna Museet in Stockholm (1999).