In Irrational Exuberance, Mulchrone’s work hovers between the representational and the non-representational. Her practice is research-heavy, but at some point in her working process Mulchrone departs from the path of orthodox research to suggest that the research that she has done is best represented in another way. If representations of information can never be objective, then perhaps it is more appropriate to watch those representations of information dissolve into that most subjective of visual arena; abstract painting.
Mulchrone operates within a time-lag between argument and interpretation, between the objective and the subjective. It is within that gap that another sort of meaning, and another sort of understanding can arise.
The above is extracted and condensed from an essay by Niru Ratnam, the full version of which is presented in a short publication to accompany the exhibition.
Elva Mulchrone lives and works in Dublin. She graduated with first-class honors in Fine Art (Paint) from NCAD in 2016. She has also studied in Udk Berlin.
Selected recent exhibitions include Arrival, Municipal DLR Lexicon, Dublin, VUE, RHA Dublin, The 187th and 185th RHA Annual Exhibition, Cairde Visual, The Model Sligo, CONTEXT Art Miami, The Rua Red Winter Open, Dublin, Zig-Zak, Galerie Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin and Landscape - Metropolis, G11 Galerie, Berlin.
Mulchrone has been awarded a number of grants and bursaries including The Maine Jellet Travel Bursary, The Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award and The Emerging Artist Bursary from DLR County Council. Her work has been selected for inclusion in the Infrastructure Fingal County Council Public Art Programme 2017-2021-Peoples Purchase Scheme. Her paintings have been purchased by the OPW State Art Collection.
Mulchrone conducted research at Columbia University NYC in 2016 to develop this body of work.
This is her first solo show.
Monday – Saturday
10.00 – 17.30
Show concludes March 29th