19 March 2010 - 1 May 2010
Opening Reception 19 March 2010 7pm
The Weight of the Sky
David Beattie’s sculptural works combine the use of sound, movement and physics to create unlikely alliances. For his exhibition The Weight of the Sky the artist explores notions of elementary physics to illustrate the human desire to comprehend and question what surrounds us. Incorporating an array of found objects and electrical devices, such as electric motors, metal tubes and computer fans, Beattie transforms these elements into unique arrangements and creations. His reapplication of domestic objects and technologies offer a fresh reading of their use and function and allow a reinterpretation of the specific identity and history of these redundant objects.
David Beattie was born in Northern Ireland in 1979. He graduated in 2006 with an MA in Visual Art Practices from Dun Laoghaire IADT and in 2001 received his BA from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has received a number of awards including an Arts Council Artists Bursary in 2009. He has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at Butler Gallery (Kilkenny, 2009); Oonagh Young Gallery (Dublin, 2009); Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray, Co. Wicklow, 2008) and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (Dublin, 2006).