The exhibit “Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin” is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States in Dublin and it will open in Ireland on 25th February and will continue until 20th March, 2010. It is curated by Jane Ross (Dublin), Ciara Gibbons (Dublin), Elena Avesani (New York), and Giulia Coccia (New York).
Dawn F. Schabner of Sayville, New York and a member of Women Sharing Art Inc. will be exhibiting at this event. She says: “Recently, I have been working on a series of paintings of my childhood doll, a beautiful doll I rarely played with when I was a very young girl. Now, all these years later, I am giving it more of my attention than I ever did in the past. Working with it has stirred emotions and memories in me, many of which I wasn’t aware of before.”
The exhibition will bring together a sampling of current thought-provoking art being produced thousands of miles apart, from North America’s art capital, New York, and one of Europe’s most westerly capitals, Dublin. This will provide an opportunity for viewers to experience the commonalities and differences of artists living on separate continents accessing shared information.
The event will present work by thirty artists working in diverse strands and includes painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and video. The program’s aim is to create a distilled experience, bridging elements from the biennale, museum, and gallery experiences to create a contemporary hybrid art experience for the audience.
“Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin” will open in Dublin, Ireland on 25th February and will continue until 20th March, 2010.
The following paintings of Dawn’s will be exhibited in “Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin” (Photos courtesy of Gary Mamay):