IAC
SEASON | MUSIC | THEATRE | LITERATURE | COMEDY | FILM | EXHIBITION | DANCE | KIDS | LANGUAGE | CLASSES | LIVE | SPECIAL EVENTS | CALENDAR

EXHIBITION

line

John Spinks
Current Chords

Artist Talk and Reception
Tuesday, February 12 | 6:30 pm

Admission: Free

 

John Spinks
Current Chords

February 1 – April 22

Irish Arts Center Gallery

Gallery hours by appointment
Monday-Friday | 10 am – 6 pm
Please call 212-757-3318

In Current Chords, artist John Spinks examines and reinterprets the language of music—a language he appreciates but does not “speak”—through his own vocabulary of the brush stroke and collage on canvas. At the core of the compositions is Spinks’ integration of musical notations with the fluidity expressed in imagery of the ocean. Through these textured mixed media canvases, he compares the arc of the creative process of both art forms— how the quick brush stroke or drawn line relates to musical improvisation. And in turn, when the song is recorded and the painting is complete, how the artist moves through the stages of creation to the final moment where the note is played and the mark is made.

Mauritania I, 2012 Acrylic and Paper Collage

 

John Spinks is a County Clare born artist living and working in Brooklyn. Spinks returns to the IAC Gallery with Current Chords. His previous show at IAC in 2009, Corresponding Approaches, was a collection of mixed-media works and focused on words composed with his father’s handwritten letters.

 


Join our Email Become a member Support Us

Facebook Twitter You Tube Foursquare

Show your love for Irish arts and culture by becoming an Irish Arts Center member.
Click here for more


MEDIA

Check back for latest IAC press releases, images, mp3s, and more!


box office phone 866-811-4111
administrative office phone 212-757-3318 fax 212-247-0930
553 West 51 Street, New York, NY 10019 | DIRECTIONS
general information info@irishartscenter.org
office hours Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm



Irish Arts Center programs, are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Irish Arts Center programs, are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government partners including the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; the Northern Ireland Bureau; British Council Northern Ireland; and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Additional support for the IAC16 season has been provided by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme; The American Ireland Fund; the McCann Family Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; Bloomberg Philanthropies; and thousands of generous donors like you.


© 2016 Irish Arts Center