Mark Garry

Mark Garry
Afterflow
2015
walnut, powder pigment
161.6 x 204.2 x 93 cm / 63.6 x 80.4 x 36.6 in

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Mark Garry
Spring I-V
2015
lithograph unique
35.5 x 30.3 cm / 14 x 11.9 in each   

Karen
2014
screenprint (Triptych)

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Bridges Burned & Back's Turned
2014
HD video
4 minutes

Hand habits
2014
piano hammers, cotton and satin

A Window
2014
cherry wood, thread and beads
171 x 161 cm / 67.3 x 63.4 in  

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Drift
2012
A live outdoor performance and seperate film work.

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The Permanent Present

2012

A permanent sculpture commissioned by The Thomas Devlin Fund and the MAC, Belfast N. Ireland.

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Wind Harps

2011
Four aeolian wind harps, stainless steel and titanium

River Shannon, Co. Leitrim.
A permanent public art work commissioned by Leitrim County Council. 

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Folds

2010
Threads, pins, and beads
dimensions variable

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THOMAS HARDY - The English Poets

Read by Ian Holm, Barbara Jefford and Richard Pasco

2011

vinyl record upholstered with satin and mahogany stand

100 x 50 x 50 cm / 39.4 x 19.7 x 19.7 in

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Where oil meets water

2010

Beads and thread

dimensions variable-ceiling mounted

And time : Blue Eyed Grass 2-5, 2009
Carved American Basswood
Dimensions variable 

Logic and Its Associates

2009
Various hardwoods, two componiums and punched paper
109 x 100 x 90 cm / 42.9 x 39.4 x 35.4 in 

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Swan

2008

Powder-coated stainless steel

179 x 127 x 63 cm / 70.5 x 50 x 24.8 in

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Analogies For Perception No.1,2 & 3,

2005

semi transparent maroon resin & gaffer tape & pink thread

44 x 32 x 20 cm / 17.3 x 12.6 x 7.9 in 

2005 51st Venice Biennial, Scuola di San Pasquale, Venice.

(Representing the Republic of Ireland)

A Certain Kind of Light Towner Art Gallery 21 January – 6 May 2017

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Mark Garry
A New Quiet
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
January 16 - February 22 2015

Mark Garry
A New Quiet
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
January 16 - February 22 2015

Mark Garry
A New Quiet
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
January 16 - February 22 2015

Mark Garry
A New Quiet
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
January 16 - February 22 2015

Mark Garry
Karen
23 May  - 12 July 2014

Mark Garry
Karen
23 May  - 12 July 2014

Mark Garry
Karen
23 May  - 12 July 2014

Mark Garry
Karen
23 May  - 12 July 2014

Mark Garry
Karen
23 May  - 12 July 2014

Winter Light
8 February - 20 April 2014
The Model, Sligo

Winter Light
8 February - 20 April 2014
The Model, Sligo

Winter Light
8 February - 20 April 2014
The Model, Sligo

Winter Light
8 February - 20 April 2014
The Model, Sligo

Winter Light
8 February - 20 April 2014
The Model, Sligo

Mark Garry
2008
Being here
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

Mark Garry
2008
Being here
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

Mark Garry
2008
Being here
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

Mark Gary 

2011

(A two person show with Isabel Nolan )

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

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This is about you

2009

Hugh Lane Gallery

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  • Sean Carpio & Mark Garry, accompanied by Max Carpio & Eomac performing at Kerlin Gallery for the launch of Drift, a limited edition 10” LP.

  • Mark Garry & Sean Carpio Performance filmed by Derek Schultz
     
b. 1972, Mullingar, Ireland.
 
Born and currently based in Ireland, Mark Garry is driven by a fundamental interest in observing how humans navigate the world and the subjectivity inherent in these navigations. Though he uses a variety of media and mechanisms in his practice, he primarily focuses on institution-based installations. These delicately considered site-specific installations are measured and quiet, requiring meticulous systems of construction. They combine physical, visual, sensory and empathetic analogues, creating arrangements of elements that intersect the space and form relationships between a given room and each other.
 
These installations incorporate a specific range of natural and craft materials and processes such as plants, thread, beads, woodcarvings and manufactured materials such as colored contact, origami, and mechanical musical mechanisms. Spectrums of coloured threads are in many cases the central element of these installations. This practice is a generative process and involves the stretching and consolidating of the physical capabilities of the materials he work’s with, both as individual entities and when combined with other materials and objects. Through his intervention one's perception of these materials is altered fundamentally from their utilitarian origins.
 
Current and forthcoming exhibitions include A Certain Kind of Light, a group exhibition at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbounre (21 January – 21 May 2017). Recent solo exhibitions include A New Quiet, Royal Hibernian Academy (2015); Lafayette Projects, Marseille; City Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; The Model, Sligo (all 2014); ENart Taichung, Taiwan (2013); University of Ulster, Belfast (2011); MiMA, Middlesbrough; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (both 2009) and Douglas Hyde Gallery (2006).
 
Recent group exhibitions include Some thing as a line, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (2016); Paper for the Sky, INTERSTATE PROJECTS, Brooklyn; Exiles, The LAB, Dublin; Island, Galleria Civica di Modena, Milan (2013); All Humans Do, White Box, New York and The Model, Sligo (2012); Unrealised Potential, VOID, Derry; De l’émergence du Phénix, curated by Caroline Hancock, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (both 2011); Reverse Pedagogy, The Model, Sligo; The Hugh Lane (both 2009) and Exquisite Corpse, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2008). 
 
Mark Garry represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale. 
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Mark Garry, An Afterwards

Luan Gallery

11th February - 22nd April 2017

Mark Garry’s new solo exhibition An Afterwards opening at Luan Gallery on Saturday 11th February.

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A Certain Kind of Light

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

21 January – 7 May 2017

Kerlin Gallery artists Mark Garry, Elizabeth Magill and Paul Winstanley are included in a major new exhibition at Towner Art Gallery, A Certain Kind Of Light.

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Marry Garry, Drift LP Launch

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

9 May 2016, 7pm sharp

Sean Carpio and Mark Garry will launch Drift, a limited edition 10” record, witth a live performance at Kerlin Gallery on Monday 9 May. The performance will begin at 7pm sharp. Free admission.

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Mark Garry Book Launch

RHA Gallery, Dublin

27 April 2016, 6–8pm

Mark Garry's publication A New Quiet will be launched at Dublin's RHA Gallery on Wednesday 27 April 2016.


Mark Garry

We Cast Shadows

12 July – 24 August 2014

City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston SC

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents We Cast Shadows; New Work by Mark Garry. The artist will transform the exhibition space with an installation of new works and ephemera created for the site. Utilizing a variety of media and mechanisms, Garry's delicately considered works are measured and quiet, requiring meticulous systems of construction. Combining physical, visual and sensory analogues, the installation arranges elements that intersect the space and form relationships between a given room and each other, creating a situation that is at once empathetic and spectacular.

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Mark Garry

Revoir Un Printemps

28 May - 31 July 2014

Galerie du 5e, Galeries Lafayette, Marseille

Mark Garry creates a portrait of a Marseillais hip-hop song on the occasion of his first solo show in France. A recent interview in the magazine Volume. What you see is what you hear (December 2013), entitled “Musicker”, develops his artistic practice in connection with music and sound.

 

Curated by Caroline Hancock as part of the Printemps de l'Art Contemporain 2014, Marseille

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Mark Garry

A Winter Light

8 February - 20 April 2014

The Model, Sligo

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. 

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Mark Garry

February - May 2009

Circa

We are told this exhibition deals with the examination of the disparate nature and frequency of life, something immediately evident in the eclectic nature of the artists involved. Hayley Tompkins examines the minutiae of life through a suite of delicate, subtle works that take time to examine. By contrast, Mark Garry and Pádraig Timoney play by their own rules, extravagantly moulding life about them. Curator Michael Dempsey taps into the multi-frequency of art today, contrasting it against the canonical, singular resolve of the art institution.

- Hilary Murray

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Space-loving polymath takes us over the rainbow

Mark Garry

January 27th 2010

The Irish Times

ANOTHER PLACE is Mark Garry’s first solo show at the Kerlin Gallery, although he has exhibited often and widely, and his presence has been otherwise evident across a range of cultural activities. He sees the variety of his endeavours as forming part of one overall practice, rather than being a series of potential alternatives

-Aidan Dunne

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