Pallas Contemporary Projects


an Eilis McDonald solo show

Eilis McDonald's first solo show, REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY, is an explosion of subconscious landscapes, loud music, spiritual energies and ghosts.

Pallas are delighted to announce that Eilis is the first artist to show in their new gallery, Pallas Contemporary Projects, in Stoneybatter.

The exhibition fuses contrasting media, atmospheres and imagery under a cloak of chaos and mystery. McDonald is interested in the "presence" of objects and how they fuse and detract around each other; she studies how this affects their energy and spirit. She likes to contrast accidental and subconscious images with deliberate designs and aesthetic decisions to form an arresting, multi-layered experience.

Pallas Contemporary Projects will be a proving ground for young and emerging artists, it will allow artists a space to experiment and take risks with their practice. Pallas Contemporary Projects is intrinsically connected with the artistic process of production, artists will benefit from extended period of on-site work in which to test and try out ideas ahead of their public exhibition. Most of the exhibitions will originate in relation to the specific gallery location; as a result of this approach the artists have the possibility of producing works of art, which could not be generated in their own production context. Pallas Contemporary Projects have programmed a full year of shows in their new Stoneybatter space. Their commitment to Irish artists remains as potent as ever. This non-commercial space promises to bring an exciting and fresh programme to the fore of Dublin art.

Background on Eilis McDonald

Since graduating with 1st class honours from NCAD in 2005 Eilis McDonald has exhibited widely in Ireland including showing in Precaution - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Offside Live II - Hugh Lane Gallery, The Dirt Once Found in the Grooves - Ashford Gallery, By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End - chq and Guerrilla Art - The Mill, Thomastown. This will be her first solo show.

Listings Information

Date: 27th January-24th February, 2007
Venue: Pallas Contemporary Projects
111Grangegorman Rd, Dublin 7.
Time: 12pm-7pm
Tickets: Free

This Exhibition May not be suitable for light sensitive epileptics