RECTAngle squared (2017)
‘Rectangle, Squared’, features large-scale paintings; punctuated by smaller props-cum-sculptures; cut-out characters; and the surreal story of their fabrication. It explores the illusory world in which an artist is presented with an opportunity to make something important.
Supported by The UCD Artist in Residence Program, The NCAD's Incubation Residency, the Arts Council and DLRCoCo. Voices (SOFT SOUNDS mp3s) throughout by Laura Cummins; Sara French; Daniel McNamara; Tzarini Meyler and Shelly Harder. Written and narrated by Sonia Shiel. Installation shots: The Crawford Gallery, Cork, (2017). Curated by Dawn Williams. All works: dimensions variable, oil on canvas, wood and sponge; parabolic speaker, and other embedded audio loops on mp3.
PLAY SOFT SOUNDS
Soft Sounds: (I) Heaving Roots (2017) Oil on canvas, stuffed, Mp3 loop; and (II) The Garden (2017), Mp3, loop; (III) I Did This For You (2017), Mp3, loop. Voices: Shelly Harder and Tzarini Meyler, with Laura Cummins; Sara French; Daniel McNamara; and appropriated sound.
PET BOY AND THE BIRD’S DREAM - EXCERPT FROM LIVE PERFORMANCE at NCAD Gallery, Dublin (2017)
THE INCOMPLETE PLATYPUS (2016)
Based on the classic hit t.v. series 'To Tell The Truth', (1956,) The Incomplete Platypus, (2016,) invites its audience to establish the authenticity of one artist among three, all claiming to be the real Artist of the Year.
Performed by synthetic voices. Written by Sonia Shiel. The Incomplete Platypus, 2016 Wood, Paint, Speakers and Sound//Dimensions Variable c.17ft x 7ft x 4ft. Duration 00:19:49.//(mp3), looped.© Installation Shots: Rua Red, Dublin. Carnage Visor, Curated by Paul McAree.