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Culture Night: Artist Talk & Workshop with Eamon O'Kane

Sep 21 2009 2:07PM

LCGA are delighted to offer an exciting range of events for Culture Night 2009. Meet artist Eamon O'Kane, exhibiting in the current exhibition Noughties but Nice, who will give a talk on his practice at 5.30pm. Eamon often works simultaneously across a range of projects using a variety of media. His work takes points in history cross referencing them to create remixes which comment on the present. His engagement with architectural practice and form is often juxtaposed with elements of nature, and how man made structures impose themselves on the natural world and vice versa. 

Eamon will give two Cardboard Modernist Furniture Workshop's at 6pm & 7pm where participants can create their own Cardboard Furniture. Many of modernist designers had ideas of supplying the masses with affordable high quality furniture, but in the time since these objects have acquired a place in design history and in exclusivity. This workshop is an attempt to bring these objects back to their genesis and through interaction and collaboration with others the participants in the work can gain an understanding of how an abstract idea turns into a three dimensional form. Workshop suitable for age 15+, Places Limited.

Eamon O’Kane (b. 1974, Belfast) studied at National College of Art and received MFAs from University of Ulster and from Parsons School of Design, New School University, NY . O’Kane has had over forty solo exhibitions including shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Zurich, New York, London and Copenhagen .  Recent solo exhibitions include ArtSway, New Forest, UK; Plan 9, Bristol, UK; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France; Rare Gallery, New York, USA; Economist Plaza, London, UK. He has taken part in e v+ a seven times.  He is recipient of awards including the Taylor Art Award, The Tony O’Malley Award, a Fulbright Award and received a Pollock Krasner foundation grant. In 2006 he was short-listed for the AIB Prize and in 2007 for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in London . O’Kane works in Odense, Denmark and Co. Donegal.

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