The Sky Road – Russell Hart


The Sky Road

Russell Hart

3 October – 3 November 2012

Preview: Friday 12 October at 7pm

Russell Hart
Image: The Sky Road (photograph) 63x78cm, 2012
The Sky Road – Russell Hart
“My methodology for the production of the works included in this exhibition was simply to pinpoint a location on The Sky Road, travel to that point and gather material such as photographs, field recordings, colour samples and measurements.With this information I then constructed the pieces, a chipboard incline, a photograph, a digital graphic, a geometric collage, a vinyl record of musical compositions and a series of mixed colour samples applied throughout the gallery space and upon the works themselves where appropriate.Throughout the production of these works my thoughts kept returning to the sampling techniques often used by IDM composers to produce a remix of one particular track or another. This process involves the breakdown of an original into its component pieces before it is reassembled into a new whole. By applying a similar technique to a location my intention has been to create something abstract, beautiful and entirely new while still retaining an unmistakable sense of place.”Russell Hart studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art before moving to Belfast to complete an M.F.A. in Fine Art. In 2008 he received an M.A in Visual Arts from A.I.D.T. in Dublin.In 2007 Hart established economicthought, work created by economicthought includes live audio performances and presentations, artworks, exhibitions, a series of audio pressings on both vinyl and Compact Disc, poster design and an independent record label that focuses on collaborative processes.Recent exhibitions include; Ached Grew Print Jot (the Drawing Room Dublin), Timecoloured Place (Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin), DAS SPLINTER (Galway Arts Centre, Ireland), What Happens Next Is A Secret (Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Dublin), economicthoughtprojects (ArdBia Gallery, Berlin), and Yes Way (Music Festival, Peckham, London).Recently a number of his audio projects were featured on WFMU (America’s longest running freeform radio station).Hart is currently producing a series of new recordings for release during 2013 entitled “The Third Existence”.
126 is supported by the Arts Council, the Galway City Council and our membership.   
126 Artist-run Gallery,
Queen St,
Galway,
Ireland
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