Isabel Nolan has an expansive practice that incorporates sculptures, paintings, textile works, photographs, writing and works on paper. Her subject matter is similarly comprehensive, taking in cosmological phenomena, religious reliquaries, Greco-Roman sculptures and literary/historical figures, examining the behaviour of humans and animals alike. These diverse artistic investigations are driven by intensive research, but the end result is always deeply personal and subjective. In concert, her works give generous form to fundamental questions about the ways the world is made meaningful through human activity.Read More
Recent solo exhibitions include: The air between things, Stephen McKenna & Isabel Nolan, China OCT Boxes Art Museum, Shunde District, Guangzhou, China (2019); Ein Fuß in der Welt / One foot in the world, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany, (2018); Another View from Nowhen, London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, (2017–2018); Curling up with reality, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, (2017–2018); Calling on Gravity, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2017); The weakened eye of day, which toured from the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2014) to Mercer Union, Toronto and CAG, Vancouver (2016); The Model, Sligo, (2011), travelling to the Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne, France (2012); The Return Gallery, Goethe-Institute Ireland, Dublin (2012–2013); Gallery 2, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2008) and Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2005). In 2005, Nolan represented Ireland at the 51st Venice Biennale as part of a group exhibition, Ireland at Venice 2005.
Nolan's work is represented in the collections of; Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Arts Council of Ireland; Bloomberg, London; European Investment Bank; Luxemburg Press Up Group, Dublin; Ard Bia, Berlin; Dublin Airport Authority (DAA); Office of Public Works (OPW), Dublin; Azure Collection, Monaco; Castle Kingdom Ltd, Shanghai; Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Abu Dhabi; Allied Irish Bank (AIB), Dublin; Dundalk Urban District Council; Dundalk Institute of Technology and various private collections in Europe and USA.
Text courtesy Kerlin Gallery.
Kerlin Gallery is delighted to present Double-M, Double-X as the second exhibition of our autumn programme. Bringing together ten artists in a stimulating and eclectic presentation, this group show celebrates the breadth, diversity and vitality of contemporary painting. Offering a rich array of ideas, approaches and contrasting voices, the...
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