Under Your Skin
February 06 - March 15 2020
The LAB is pleased to present Under Your Skin, by Evgenia Martirosyan. Building on her recent exhibition at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork, Martiosyan explores the transformative potential of repeated actions and the evocative power inherent in discarded materials. Using hundreds of old bicycle tyres and inner tubes, Martirosyan carefully cuts, weaves and knots the reclaimed rubber into large scale modular forms, gradually building up intensity. Her engagement with the source materials is purposely physical, tactile and obsessive in its nature.
The installation is suggestive of organic growth, an unknown lifeform, as these mass-produced materials are transformed into something both seductive and unnerving. Martirosyan uses the alien sounds from rubber manipulation and its intense smell to amplify the viscera of the experience. The work plays with the notions of time, labour, value, beauty and transformation.
Evgeniya Martirosyan is a Cork-based artist, working primarily in the mediums of sculpture and installation. Martirosyan graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2016, receiving a number of residencies and exhibition awards, including residencies at The National Sculpture Factory and Sample Studios, Ireland, and the Cork Film Centre Moving Image Award. Since graduating Martirosyan received the 2018 VAI Residency Award at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and individual bursary awards from Cork City Council Arts Office and The Arts Council of Ireland.
Her most recent exhibitions include: 'Under Your Skin' solo show with Triskel Arts Centre, Cork 2019; MUTATIO, Art Laboratory Pink Grig, Moscow, Russia, 2019; ‘Monumental/Temporal’, PRAKSIS, Norway, 2018; OUTFLOW, two person show With Ronnie Hughes, 126 Gallery, Galway Arts Festival, Ireland, 2018; Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival, Hamilton Ontario, 2018. Martirosyan is currently a member of Cork Artists Collective.
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
6th July - 17th July
The LAB Gallery welcomes back visitors from Monday the 6th to Friday the 17th of July, Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. The LAB Gallery is committed to the safety of its staff and visitors. There can only be a maximum of two people in the gallery at any one time. The LAB asks visitors to kindly follow the Covid 19 guidelines we have put in place in the gallery for the benefit of both visitors and staff. Please do not visit the gallery if you have symptoms and we advise that you practice good hand hygiene and coughing etiquette whilst at the gallery.
The first floor gallery has limited access as there is only one person permitted in the lift at a time.
Due to Covid 19 Restrictions we had to remove the headphones, but the sound piece can be listened to here.
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