Exhibitions

Tingladography
The art of Intervened Photography

13 - 29 October 2022
Curated by Marcel Rius Barón


Tingladography is the name of a prominent art gallery in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is also an original process and art form that this gallery has been proposing since 2013.

GalleryX has partnered with the owner and curator of Tingladography to bring this eye-opening process to Dublin. And invited a few local artists to react with their own work to the inspiration created by this new genre.

Intervened photography is vintage photography that is repurposed by an artist to create a totally original work. While working (mostly) within the lines of the existing image, the artist performs a destructive and creating process at the same time, with the old, often unique photograph disappearing, and the new work appearing in its stead.

During the exhibition it will be possible to buy some specially sourced European vintage photographs so you can try this at home without ruining the grandparents' wedding album!

Gods and Saints
Photography by Ishmael Claxton

29 September - 08 October 2022
Curated by Tony Strickland


Artist and Photographer Ishmael Claxton embarks on his first Irish solo exhibition at GalleryX in September.

Gods and Saints investigates the ways in which humans have sought morality through figures of higher power. The role of religion in humanity, the structure it provides and the ways it has been used to make sense of a chaotic universe is woven throughout the show. Colour and form captured in photography question the difference between the figures we pray to, and the values that we hold. The exhibition teases out the tension between tradition, change and the ways we try to construct our future based on the figures we hold above us.

Growing up in New York city in the 90's, Ishmael turned to Photography in college as a means of expression and embarked on his career as a professional artist. He has lived and worked in Dublin for the past 8 years. He is the co-founder of IOVA Club, a photographers led group that gives voice to image makers.

Moon's Milk
The art of Dolorosa de la Cruz

8-24 September 2022


The first solo exhibition at GalleryX of Ireland's foremost esoteric artist and gallery co-curator, showcasing her latest works on paper.

Moon’s Milk is the eternal feminine, the menstrual cycle, and the magic nourishment that is our earliest sustenance – our eternal link to the great Mother, and to our own.

Featuring an impressive array of events including an exclusive Culture Night soirée.

Larbi Group Show
Curated by Dino Notaro

11-26 August 2022


Featuring

  • Pigsy
  • Silvio Severino
  • Zane Sutra
  • Sofia Swatek
  • Sheila and Betty Hamilton
  • Niamh O'Connor
  • and artists from The Slow Lane Resident Collection

Larbi Group Show is a coming home of sorts. A re-emergence after two years of lockdown.

The artists chosen for Larbi are those that Dino collaborated with during the lockdown; now the opportunity has come to showcase their works within the space of a gallery setting and celebrate contemporary art in Dublin.

Each artist has their own distinctive style and commands an audience. Breaking down barriers. Creating art that challenges you to think and jump into stories.

SEASCA
An exhibition celebrating 60 years of The Contemporary Irish Art Society (CIAS)

8 - 30 July 2022


The Contemporary Irish Art Society celebrates their 60th anniversary with SEASCA, an exhibition of recent acquisitions by the CIAS.

Featuring donations and purchases in the recent past by the society, the show will highlight a varied collection of established and emerging Irish Artists. These artists will include Campbell Bruce, HRHA, ARCA, Eamon Colman, Edward Delaney, James Hanley, RHA, Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh and Neil Shawcross RHA, RUA, and GalleryX veteran Una Gildea, amongst others.

The CIAS was founded in 1962 with the purpose to encourage living Irish artists and purchase their work for distribution to public spaces throughout Ireland. The society also organises events during the year for its members and always welcomes new members.

CURATED BY TONY STRICKLAND & THE CIAS COUNCIL

FORESIGHT
Nadia Dev / Maria Johnston / Sol Robinson / Grace Sophia Rose

24 June - 2 July 2022


FORESIGHT brings together 4 artists who all work out of La Catedral Studios in Dublin. The quartet will showcase their recent paintings at Gallery X in June.

NADIA DEV
Nadia captures the ephemerality, beauty and psychology of the human condition. In her portraits, she uses colour and line expressively to convey emotion.
An American who is now based in Dublin, she studied at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and subsequently at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

MARIA JOHNSTON
Maria is a self described Visionary Artist and her work can be best described as 'inner-worldly', drawing inspiration from her avid interest in dreams and visions, spirituality, nature, science, cosmology and astrology.
Johnston studied music at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and her musical compositions inevitably fed back into her art after college and she now merges the two in her practice.

SOL ROBINSON
Sol's work explores the themes of the surreal within the morbid and mundane aspects of life. His portraits and landscapes represent both the outer and internal landscapes of the self, where dreams and reality merge onto the canvas.
Robinson was born in the Liberties, Dublin and continues to work and live there. He works in the media of oil, acrylic and watercolour painting.

GRACE SOPHIA ROSE
Grace's work is often symbolic, as she draws from the inner and metaphysical worlds or planes of existence. It references and explores sacred geometry, archetypal imagery, abstract symbolism, the cosmic and metaphysical.
Rose is an artist, healer and seer, living in Dublin. She graduated from NCAD (National College of Art and Design) with a joint B.A. in Fine Art and History of Art.

CURATED BY TONY STRICKLAND

Dr Dublin 'Retrospective'

10 - 18 June 2022


Artist and collector Dr. Dublin showcases a retrospective of his varied art practice at GalleryX in June.

Using many media, Dr. Dublin's RETROSPECTIVE will feature sculpture and wall based works exploring many different cultures and a macabre vision. These thought provoking, taboo pieces will surprise, shock and entertain the viewer. Expect an exhibition of visual delights as you enter the dark world of Dr. Dublin.

Dr. Dublin grew up in the Liberties and studied at NCAD (National College of Art and Design). He is inspired by many Asian cultures and influenced by artists such as Francis Bacon. His work has been exhibited extensively in Ireland as well as internationally.

CURATED BY TONY STRICKLAND

Andrii Strachov - Salvaged Dreams

20 May - 4 June 2022


When Andrii Strachov wrote from Ukraine in early March 2022, asking us to help him keep a portion of his works safe from the Russian invasion, we could not pass on the opportunity to share the vision and talent of one of our favourite international artists.

Andrii Strachov’s collages stir deep emotions in us. They stretch our fundamental understanding of what it means to be human. They open new psychedelic perspectives and challenge our vision of ourselves.

Starting with pages torn from long-lost magazines, the meticulous accretion of pictures – often taken from old medical texts or lost, censored or forbidden publications – creates a dream-like, or rather, nightmarish world to which the viewer is irresistibly drawn.

Boz Mugabe - Regurgitate

29 April - 13 May 2022


In a former life Boz worked rabidly by candlelight on illicit and heretical codices, narrowly avoiding much-deserved execution.

REGURGITATE is the process of harvesting ideas subconsciously incubated and cultivated in the human mind.

This series of images explores a continued compulsion to generate representations of deity, superstition, ceremony, strength, good and evil in anthropomorphic and zoomorphic form.

For this purpose, the artworks are essentially figurative portrayals of the mind worn on the outside. This could be a hypothetical culture or decaying codex unearthed by anthropologists and archaeologists. It draws from ideas of a world of imagination that is somehow apart from technological evolutionary processes.

Elements of divination, immersion, curiosity and rhythmic connection exist through random pairings and accidental deciphering of the work.

The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus: The Liminal and the Marvellous

24 March - 23 April 2022


Presenting Art from the past and present by artists experimenting and influenced by occult magical practices, surrealist techniques and philosophies, folk magic ... the liminal...

This exhibition is an excursion into the world of the mystic, magi, visionary, chimeras, phantoms, alchemy, myth, erotica, clay and stone.

We are delighted to invite the viewer and the seeker to savour the potential and atmosphere evoked by the work featured.

Including works by Austin Osman Spare • Leonor Fini • Leonora Carrington • Alessandro Keegan • John Balance • Val Denham • Jan Konupek • Charlotte Rodgers • Teresa Elizabeth Lobos • Stephen Clark • Denis Mc Cambridge • Hans Bellmer • Hagen von Tulien • Jesse Jones • Misha Newitt • Joseph Vachal • Daniele Santagiuliana • Espira • Giselle Bolotin • Charlie Martineau • George William Russell Æ • Armando Fragale • Felix Labisse • Mimi Parent • Toyen • Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern • Dave Mitchell • Denis Forkas • Michael Bertiaux • Alberto Martini • Alvaro Barcala • Olive Desmond • Deirdre Nuttall • Una Gildea • Ralph Cusack • Mike Mignola • Madeleine LeDespencer • Jean Benoit • Brian Conniffe • Sara O’Rourke • Dolorosa de la Cruz • Zemaemidjehuty • Althea Gyles Wladd Muta • Conor Connolly • Stephen Pochin • Om Lekha

GalleryX reopening!

3-22 March 2022


GalleryX returns once again with a new location and a new exhibition of wonderful and weird art.

We have also become the home for the Gubu Saga, possibly the most exciting work of outsider art in Ireland today.

Michael Hutter

at VUE Contemporary Art Fair
7-10 November 2019


GalleryX returns from its hiatus with the first Irish exhibition of celebrated German master Michael Hutter. Showcasing essential works from the past 10 years, the exhibition will also mark GalleryX's debut at the Vue art fair, the most prestigious of Ireland's art exhibitions.

Please click here to view the exhibition catalogue and Contact Us to inquire about availability.

Blood Red Wine

The Art of Saturno Buttò
Curated by Marco Carboni
31 October 2018 - 25 January 2019


Entitled Blood Red Wine, the exhibition will feature a selection of paintings chosen among the maestro's wide opus to represent his take on the sensuality and sacredness of wine. Wine as blood, as a life-giving liquid. Wine as the lifeblood of European history and tradition. In the words of curator Marco Carboni:

"...blood is a ‘sacred essence’ possessing extraordinary powers, and has always occupied a prominent place in our religion, our culture, our science. Similarly, wine is food for the spirit even more than for the body, and thus it pertains to our spiritual culture. This is why we talk about a ‘dionysian’ view of existence: because wine, of which Dionysus is the God, stimulates an emotional and sensual path to understanding."

 

The Art of David Bowie

Original signed artworks by the most iconic musician of the 20th century
presented as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival
4-10 January 2018


Showcasing original art by David Bowie from 1978 to 2002.

Each piece represents a different period in Bowie’s life from the release of Heroes in 1978 to Outside in 1995.

Each lithograph print has been personally hand signed by David Bowie.

This is the first time this collection has been on public view.

The exhibition is part of the Popicons.com collection of high-end music memorabilia.

 

Imaginary Mythologies

08-22 December 2017
Preview on 7 December at 6PM


We have all heard about artists being inspired by myths and legends. These artists however have created their own.

The mysterious author of Gubu Dolls has built a history, an epic, a mythic narrative underlying his large-scale installation using individually created dolls, reminiscent of the epic narrative bas-reliefs of the Assyrian or Roman tradition.

Deirdre Nuttall is an ethnologist who crafts benevolent, sometimes tragic deities punctuating the daily life and death of a lost civilisation.

 

Radical Love #femalelust

Female Arab poets long ago inspiring female artists now

Curated by Róisín O’Loughlin
10-26 November 2017
Preview on 9 November at 6PM


After a successful run at the Crypt Gallery, London and at the Women of the World Festival, Radical Love #FemaleLust comes to Dublin's GalleryX in November. 

Frustrated with the burial of female voices across history, we found inspiration in those that rang out loud and proud across the Arab world over 1,000 years ago. These female poets challenge preconceptions of faith, class and the female experience long ago; they capture what it is to relish life and living. 

"I urge you to come faster than the wind, to mount my breast and firmly dig and plough my body and don't let go until you've flushed me thrice.”

Women across the globe, from Ireland to Palestine to Peru, Syria to Saudi Arabia, received these poems and responded with paintings, photography, sculpture, even stained glass.

Radical Love #FemaleLust showcases their artworks alongside the breathtaking poems that inspired them, full of longing and lust, pride and defiance, all sublime in their intensity.

Profits from Sales of Artworks are split between the artists and The Global Fund for Women helping Syrian Refugees. 

The exhibition will be open for Dublin Gallery Weekend with a special concert by Palestinian jazz musician Ruba Shamshoun on 26 November at 3PM.

 

The Cock and Pussy Manifesto
an exhibition against shame

1-23 September 2017
Preview on 31 August at 6PM


GalleryX opens the season with a punch: an exhibition of Irish and international artists exclusively devoted to genitalia. Although our lives are shaped by them from birth, and although they are the main force behind almost all that we do, genitals are shamefully hidden away in almost every circumstance. It’s time to free them, and to do this, it’s time to put them at the centre of our attention until the shame slowly melts away. This truly revolutionary exhibition is not really about sex, but about the bodies that we all have, and will be open to all (with parental discretion advised).

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From "The Cock And Pussy Manifesto"


Please contact us for more information on our plans for 2018 and beyond.