10 Dec. 2011 - 12 Feb. 2012

Isabel Nolan: A Hole Into the Future

A major solo exhibition from Irish artist Isabel Nolan.
Produced in collaboration with Le Musée d’art moderne de Saint-Etienne.

A better life

Nolan’s practice includes abstract & figurative elements: sculptures, paintings, drawings and fabric works.

Her work was included in exhibitions at Smart, Amsterdam, 2009, The Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea, 2009; Mediation Biennale, Poznan, Poland, 2008, the 2005 Venice Biennale and is held in many collections in Ireland and internationally.

The exhibition will feature sculpture, paintings and drawings, and as part of this project The Model has also commissioned a new work by Isabel Nolan, which will be erected outside The Model building. This steel sculpture will be on long term display in the grounds of The Model and will be unveiled at the opening.

This is Nolan’s first solo museum exhibition. Alongside the outdoor sculpture and the show is a new publication on the artist’s work from 2005 to the present. This book, Intimately Unrelated, was produced in collaboration with Le Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole in France and includes essays on Nolan’s work with contributions from philosopher Graham Harman, critic, writer and academic Declan Long, Séamus Kealy and Isabel Nolan.

Nolan is a Dublin-based artist, and was one of a small number of artists who represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale, she has previously exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Beijing Art Museum of the Imperial City, De Appel and SMART, in Amsterdam, Artspace, Auckland, Le Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole and she is represented by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.