Isabel Nolan: Another View from Nowhen
8 Nov 2017 – 3 Jun 2018
Located at street level, Bloomberg SPACE aims to showcase the best in contemporary art while bringing fresh perspectives to the history of this unique site. The inaugural installation, Another View from Nowhen by Dublin-based artist Isabel Nolan, features two ambitious works that respond to the history of the location: The Barely Perceptible Vibration of Everything, a vibrant, hand-tufted tapestry, and Blind to the Rays of the Returning Sun, a large, open-form, painted-steel sculpture.
The composition of The Barely Perceptible Vibration of Everything is based on various geographic and archaeological schematic representations of the ancient Walbrook river which lies beneath the site now occupied by Bloomberg. Making dramatic use of the exhibition space, this soft, expansive tapestry, describes the physical and historical layering of the location as a narrative of cosmic proportions.
United by scale, the tapestry and the looming, angular sculpture have a peculiar, colourful kinship. Together they present a physically captivating semblance of the local landscape as though seen from an impossible perspective – ‘Another view from nowhen’.
b. 1974, Dublin, Ireland
Recent solo exhibitions include Calling on Gravity, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin(2017) The weakened eye of day, Mercer Union, Toronto; CAG, Vancouver (2016), touring from the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2014); Launch Pad, New York (2015); Musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne, France (2012); In 2005, Nolan represented Ireland at the 51st Venice Biennale as part of a group exhibition, Ireland at Venice 2005.