Black Church Cabinet
Studio artist, Emma Finucane
1 May - 12 June 2013
Visual research with Ciaran Regan and Anita Wdowicz, UCD College of Science
Black Church Print Studio member Emma Finucane presents her working visual research at Black Church Cabinet, a niche street-side space in the heart of Temple Bar. As Artist-in-Residence 2012/13 at UCD College of Science, Emma's research has been developed in collaboration with Professor Ciaran Regan and Anita Wdowicz, and is rooted in an interest in how people connect and communicate with others and, ultimately, how this determines the quality of our lives.
Most recently Emma Finucane has completed a Per Cent for Art Commission, Panchaea: In Search of an Equal Utopia and a Willing Suspension of Disbelief. This was a two-year engagement with the local community of Carlow the HSE, Denis Roche and Brian Maguire, exploring themes of identity, location and visibility for people using the mental health service in Carlow. This work is currently showing in VISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, April-May 2013.
Previously, Emma has been commissioned and supported by the Arts Council Ireland, CREATE, Wicklow County Council, Carlow County Council, Kildare County Council, The Open Window Project, and Pfizer Ireland. Her work has been shown in Dublin, Belfast, Germany, U.K, L.A. and Copenhagen and can be found in many private and public collections including: OPW, AIB, DIT, and UCD.