Seán O Sullivan is a writer and curator whose work focuses on the politics and preservation of localities. He has curated projects and written critical texts dealing with community, ecology and the bonds between people and places. He has an MA and a BA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dún Laoghaire. He is a former chair of Black Church Print Studio, Dublin. He is Visual Arts Adviser to the Arts Council of Ireland / An Comhairle Ealaíon.
This page: Scalar was an exhibition at Ormond Studios, Dublin featuring artworks by Matthew Slack, Sam Keogh, Jackqualyn Gray, Gavin Murphy and Joseph Noonan Ganley.
24th –30th Jun 2010
Ormond Studios, Dublin proudly presents Scalar, an exhibition of works by Matthew Slack, Sam Keogh, Jackqualyn Gray, Gavin Murphy and Joseph Noonan Ganley. The project is curated by Seán O Sullivan. Scalar is a multifaceted study of topics surrounding cultural production within the studio context. The artists feature a series of structural and sound-based installations that are placed together in consideration of working methodology. Aside from the exhibit, the project includes a publication, contributors talk and a residency. The publication is available in a numbered edition of 200, it contains a lithographic print by Sam Keogh and four critical texts studying cultural production in the fields of friendship, awareness, gentrification and articulation – its authors are Rebecca O’Dwyer, Martina McDonald, Nicky Teegan and Seán O Sullivan. Given the project’s study of studio praxis, a residency program was arranged in support of the exhibition; Matthew Slack was selected to create a body of work in a space provided to him by Ormond Studios. Scalar opens at 6pm on the 24th of June 2010. The exhibition will close on the 30th of June at 5pm with a discussion of topics surrounding the project; this will be a cumulation of weekly critical dialogues between the project’s contributors, the talk features curator Seán O Sullivan, studio founder Jenette Donnelly, and resident exhibitor Matthew Slack.