The Model is excited to present a major survey show by Irish contemporary artist Mark Garry from Feb to April 2014. This will be the first time that a range of works drawn from Garry’s diverse and distinctive practice will be presented in a comprehensive solo exhibition.
Music is fundamental to Mark’s practice. He has released three musical recordings that emerged from musical collaborations, including the critically acclaimed “Sending letters to the sea.” Mark has performed as part of these musical collectives in a number of national and international art venues including The Irish Museum Of Modern Art,The Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh and the Serpentine Gallery in London.
As part of Mark’s solo show and with your help we will produce an ambitious collaborative limited edition vinyl and a beautifully designed publication that documents Mark’s work.
The recording will see Mark bring the collaborators involved in “Sending Letters to the Sea “ together with local musicians. Musicians will include Karl Burke ,Nina Hynes, Sean Carpio, Eileen Carpio and the remarkable Robert Stilman while acclaimed French producer Fabien Leseure will engineer the recording.
We will transform one of the spaces at the Model for the recording which we will release on vinyl and in digital formats.
“My musical collaborations involve my creating a situation where a group of remarkable artists from quite disparate backgrounds come together and gift there skills and experience in a remarkably generous and selfless way and I think the recordings and outcomes of these projects reflect this energy. I really like that, after the exhibition has closed these musical recordings can continue to be shared and experienced. Collaboration plays a really big part in my process of working and this fund it offers the opportunity for a large number of people to be a collaborator in making this new work a possibility. “ Mark Garry
On the occasion of the exhibition, The Model will publish a book that will document all aspects of Garry’s practice. A number of leading young international writers including Anna Lovett and Caroline Hancock will be commissioned to write critical texts and the book will be produced by the award winning design studio Atelier David Smith.
Mark Garry is one of Irelands leading contemporary artists and has held exhibitions at prestigious art venues in Europe and North America , Australia and Asia. Mark also represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale in a group exhibition and ‘Ireland at Venice 2005’.
This is a remarkable opportunity for supporters of Mark Garry to become involved in this one off exciting collaborative project.
Update posted on Tuesday 17th December '13 @ 10:12:14
We are really pleased to announce that Cillian Murphy will be participating in the recording element of this project together with Garry, Nina Hynes, Sean Carpio, Karl Him, Eileen Carpio, Robert Stilman, Oliver Alcorn and producer / engineer Fabien Leseure.
Murphy is better known for his acting career through roles in films such as 28 days later, The Wind that shakes the Barley and Breakfast on Pluto amongst others but he is a superb musician and played in various bands before going on to act. He has been keen to work with Mark Garry for some time and is delighted that a small window has become free in his busy schedule... and so are we!!
Feel free to spread the good news as we still have some fundraising to do to make this happen!
Thanks for all your support!
Extra free album with every €50 pledge made!!
Update posted on Monday 9th December '13 @ 01:12:16
We're 19% there and 16 days left to go - thanks so much to all of you for coming on board and getting us this far! We have had two pledges for the beautiful limited edition Mark Garry photographic print entitled Mountain Smoke which is really exciting. There are only 20 editions of this print so it's a real collectable item from one of Ireland's finest contemporary Irish artists.
And we have a special offer for all music lovers amongst you - a free digital download of the album Sending Letters to the Sea with every €50 pledge. This album features some of the main collaborators on this project and has been described by Nialler9 'seriously good stuff' - here's a link to the full review http://nialler9.com/sending-letters-sea/
Thanks once again and feel free to spread the good word about our special offer!
Off to a good start!
Update posted on Tuesday 3rd December '13 @ 03:12:20
Thanks so much for coming on board and supporting our fund it campaign. We're only days into the campaign and have already reached 11% of our target so we are feeling very optimistic!
We have a fairly high target to reach and a short space of time to do it but we are confident that we can make this happen with your help! We would appreciate it if you could spread the good word and let people know what we are planning. We'll keep you posted on progress,
Mark Garry & The Model Team