The GRID Collective at The Wine Library
18th November – 26th November, The Wine Library, 97 George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire
What’s the difference between enjoying art and wine? Well, actually, not that much. In both cases, there is a huge variety to choose from, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary and quirky. In both cases, there are classes to develop your appreciation, and numerous books and a myriad of critics to inform and advise. But, again in both cases, at the end of the day it comes down to what you like…
Art and wine are both on view during the forthcoming Grid Collective exhibition, So many options…, at The Wine Library in Dun Laoghaire, from Saturday 18 November to Sunday 26 November 2017. The eclectic nature of Dermot Nolan MW’s selection of wines is mirrored in the multi-disciplinary work of the Grid Collective, and its guest artist, Janet Petitpierre, from Switzerland. With two visual artists, a photographer, a 3D artist and film-maker, and a guest print-maker, So many options… offers the viewer nearly as many ‘varietals’ as Nolan’s shelves. Taking Dun Laoghaire as their starting point, each of the five artists has used offcuts from the construction of the shop, which opened in July 2017, as an element in their work, albeit in very different ways.
This approach illustrates a fundamental tenet of the Grid Collective, namely to maintain an underlying coherence, while exploring new forms and developing innovative techniques. To further emphasize the Grid’s commitment to collaboration, for each exhibition, it also creates a collective piece, a challenging endeavour not without its surprises. But in a wine shop unlike any other, that is as it should be. For something different in both art and wine, So many options… is the only option.
Shop/Exhibition times (The Wine Library, 97 George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire)
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Grid Collective artists: Helen Blair, Bernard van Giessen, Mary Catherine Nolan, Fifi Smith