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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
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12 pm - 6 pm
12 Feb 16until2 Apr 16

Isabel Nolan

The weakened eye of day

Mercer Union, Toronto

Isabel Nolan’s various sized ceramic sculptures are placed on the gallery floor. Each sculpture looks like stacked bowls, and is coloured in white, pale blue, or pale yellow.

Isabel Nolan, installation view from The weakened eye of day. Photographer unknown.

This is the second in a sequence of complementary exhibitions of diverse new works linked via an overarching concept, that of light as an aesthetic, emotional, spiritual and philosophical metaphor for truth. This exhibition is originated by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and presented in collaboration with CAG and Mercer Union, Toronto


Recent solo exhibitions by Nolan include: Launch Pad, New York (2015); the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, (2014); Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne, France (2012); and the Return Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin (2012). Nolan has participated in numerous major group exhibitions including Lofoten International Arts Festival (LIAF), Svolvær, Norway and Artspace, Sydney (both 2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, traveling to The Model, Sligo (2012); EVA Interntional, Limerick (2012); Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne, France, travelling to the Accademia d’Ungheria, Rome and The Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea (2009). Nolan represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale in a group exhibition, Ireland at Venice 2005 and lives and works in Dublin.