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FRIEDA MEANEY - AFTER


Frieda Meaney – AFTER 17th October – 16th November 2019

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 6.00pm Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork


The Lavit Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new works by artist Frieda Meaney. AFTER is Meaney’s response to her residency in Panama in 2017. She was invited to participate in a residency living with the Guna tribe in the remote Guna Yala region on Panama. The village of Armila where they live is difficult to access, bound in the north by rough seas and the only land access is by foot from Columbia through the Darien Jungle which is renowned for drug trafficking. She also visited another Guna community on Goedupa (Isla Caledonia), one of the 365 islands that is part of their territory. The experience was a challenging and intense one leading Frieda to reflect on her role as an artist among indigenous people. She feels increasingly concerned that indigenous people are treated as subjects of research like flora and fauna and not as partners, jointly responsible for the fate of our planet. The works presented in this exhibition deliberately combine different mediums, painting, collage, print, video and organic matter to represent the interconnectivity of the ecosystem. A lot of the organic materials, such as plants, earth, sand, stones, shells etc used in the works are sourced from her garden and the local landscape on the Beara Peninsula Co. Cork where she lives and works. Her previous exhibition “Lifeforms and Landmarks� 2017/18, looked at the most recent extinction event and the evolution of birds from dinosaurs, while this exhibition is addressing our contribution to the current extinction of indigenous peoples through tourism, farming practices and climate change.


“Nobles and Fools”, Etching and Chine Colle, 70 x 103cm, €750


“Other”, Oil and collage on paper, 32.5 x 32.5cm, €800


“Worlds Apart”, Video Installation, Mixed Media, 50 x 27 x 40cm, P.O.A.


“Europe after the rain”, Oil and collage on board, 76 x 96cm, €1,500


“In Search of the Other”, Etching and Chine Colle, 70 x 103cm, €750


“I didn’t mean you”, Glass Tank/water/organic/inorganic elements, 40 x 30 x 38cm, P.O.A.


“In Search of the Other”, Oil and collage on board, 100 x 100cm, €2,500


“Exploring Beyond”, Etching and Chine Colle, 47 x 45cm, €300


“Tread Softly”, Etching and Chine Colle, 70 x 103cm, €750


“This is the final Offer�, Acrylic tank/water/organic/inorganic elements, 20 x 20 x 23cm, P.O.A.


“Tortuga”, Inks, Oil on Board, 15 x 15cm, €350


“Unknown One”, Oil and collage on Board, 24 x 24cm, €600


“From Dingle to Tobago”, Oil and collage on Board, 100 x 100cm, €2,500


“Armila I, II, III”, Inks, Mixed media on paper, 30 x 20 each, €400 each


“Hereafter”, Oil and collage on Board, 100 x 100cm, €2,500


“Macharit”, Oil and collage on Board, 76 x 96cm, €1,500


“I didn’t mean you”(Detail), Glass Tank/water/organic/inorganic elements, 40 x 30 x 38cm, P.O.A.


“True Endings”, Oil and collage on Canvas, 150 x 200cm, €4,500


Frieda Meaney - Biography Born Dublin 1953. Studied in Limerick School of Art and later in Galway RTC. Meaney currently works between the fine art print workshops of Cork Printmakers and her studio on the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland. She is a member of Visual Artists Ireland, Ivaro and Cork Printmakers. She was involved in art education for many years through residencies in primary and post primary schools and in-service courses for teachers. Her artistic career has spanned thirty years with exhibitions in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, U.S.A. and Sweden. Her work is included in private collections in all of the above countries. Her work is part of the following public collections -- Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork City Hall, U.C.C. Office of Public Works, Cork County Council, Allied Irish Bank & Bank of Ireland and outside Ireland in Fundacio Valparaiso Spain and Centre of Art I Natur in Catalunya. 1994-2008 She was awarded several travel bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland to participate in residencies in Spain during those years. 2006-2007 she received bursaries from Cork Printmakers and Cork County Council to collaborate on a printing project with Murtra Edicions outside Barcelona that resulted in the exhibition ‘Butterfly Bull’ in the Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. In 2017 Meaney was awarded funding from UCC for a project involving a collaboration with zoologist Professor John Quinn from the (BEES) Biology Earth & Environmental Science department in UCC Cork. The resulting work ‘Transient Worlds’ was exhibited in Winthrop Arcade a 1920’s Cork City Centre shopping arcade and UCC. 2017/18: She was awarded a Touring and Dissemination Award from the Arts Council of Ireland for the exhibition ‘Landmarks and Lifeforms’ with Danny Osborne. This body of work toured from Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre to Limerick City Gallery and the Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Co. Louth. In 2019 Meaney’s selected solo exhibition ‘Between’ was shown in the Boiler Room space at the Blue House Gallery, Schull, Co. Cork. Following on from her current show ‘After’ at the Lavit Gallery, Cork. From 17th October to 16th November, Meaney will show at the Vue Art Fair, RHA, Ely Place, Dublin 2 from 7th to 10th November 2019. www.friedameaney.com


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Frieda Meaney, After, 17 Oct to 16 Nov 2019 Digital Catalogue  

Frieda Meaney, After, 17 Oct to 16 Nov 2019 Digital catalogue of Frieda Meaney's exhibiton 'AFTER', in the Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay....

Frieda Meaney, After, 17 Oct to 16 Nov 2019 Digital Catalogue  

Frieda Meaney, After, 17 Oct to 16 Nov 2019 Digital catalogue of Frieda Meaney's exhibiton 'AFTER', in the Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay....