'Activating Pangea’ is a 3 year series of exhibitions produced by MART curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan, showcasing leading Irish Contemporary Visual Artists and supported by Culture Ireland.
Launching at DAC Gallery in Los Angeles on April 16th 2016 at 12pm, the curators will present work by Margaret O’Brien, Sofie Loscher, Gearoid O’Dea & Jonathan Mayhew.
‘Activating Pangea’, the first in the exhibition series, seeks to activate Pangea, an imagining of our pre-human world without borders, without physical and cultural barriers that prevent new ways of being and thinking.
The artwork will reflect on geopolitics and how we understand our own identity and culture over time and space as we transverse and negotiate real and imagined places in a global context. As the artists create imagined spaces and show ‘us’ a world that can never exist, they present a reality through a twisted and subverted looking-glass, creating imagined places that can exaggerate and distort reality.
As a curatorial partnership Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan have curated exhibitions across Ireland, UK, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Japan, Jackson Mississipi, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. The curators established and run the successful MART gallery housed in the old fire station in Rathmines, Dublin and provide studios for over 100+ artists and designers occupying 7 studio buildings.