To coincide with an exhibition of works by Myra Jago created during her residency at deAppendix, the artist will take part in an informal salon on 8 May 2013. deAppendix is a cultural space in the heart of Dublin’s suburbs, co-located with a GP surgery.
Chaired by Jennette Donnelly, co-director of Avenue Road Gallery in Portobello, the salon will delve into newly developed and renegotiated work, looking at both the artist’s intent and the audience’s analysis.
Susan Edwards (ACW NCAD) has commented on the work produced by Myra during her residency:
‘They are based on an art history of the representational but have a surreal element to them which can be humorous as well as reflective in nature. Arrested Development I – V are five paintings that are informed from her sculpture piece. They are small and beg for the viewer to move closer to inspect their use of colour and technique. ‘Crooked Little City’ and one piece yet to be titled are two of the three new paintings to be viewed.’
‘The two sculpture pieces Arrested Development and Nobody’s Home have a crafted skill of the hand built. There is a feeling of curiosity and desire to look inside them to see if there is more to find. What is important to note is these sculptures were constructed with materials that were nominal in value such as paper, match sticks and cocktail sticks which also renders them fragile in nature. These works all display the mastery of the artist’s tools and are a well deserved mark of the end of her residency at the deAppendix gallery.’
Myra Jago received her MFA in 2011, subsequent to her BA (Hons) from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. A selected emerging artist for Manifest and ArtNow, Dublin Contemporary 2011 Circle Programme, most recently she has taken part in group exhibitions at The Hugh Lane Gallery, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, The Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and Art & Style at Brown Thomas, Dublin. Her work appears in The AXA Insurance Collection, The Central Bank and FSAI Ireland Collection; Office of Public Works Collections at St. Stevens Green, Athlone and Roscommon; Kildare County Council Collection and private collections throughout Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA.
Myra Jago exhibition & salon
Dates: 8 May – 6 June 2013
Venue: deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Opening Event: Show and Tell, Wednesday 8 May, 6.30 – 8pm