Sean Lynch, The Rise and Fall of Flint Jack, 2019 at the Henry Moore Institute for Yorkshire Sculpture International. Photography Jerry Hardman-Jones. Courtesy of the artist; Ronchini, London; and Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

Flint Jack: Exhibition tour and book launch

Henry Moore Institute

On the opening weekend of Yorkshire Sculpture International this was a one-off tour and book launch of ‘Flint Jack’ with artists Sean Lynch and Jorge Satorre.

The Rise and Fall of Flint Jack was launched to accompany Sean Lynch’s Yorkshire Sculpture International project in the Henry Moore Institute’s Research Library. The full-colour publication features an essay by Lynch, linking Flint Jack to contemporary thinking in sculpture and archaeology, along with drawings by artist Jorge Satorre.

Sean Lynch (b. 1978, Kerry Ireland) is an artist currently living in Brussels. He was educated at the Stadelschule in Frankfurt. Alongside representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015, he has held recent solo exhibitions at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2017), Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2016), Rose Art Museum, Boston (2016), Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2016) and Modern Art Oxford (2014), amongst many others. In 2015-6 he curated group exhibitions at Flat Time House, London, and Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, and was recently Audain Distinguished Artist-In-Residence at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. In 2019 he is Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh. He works alongside Michele Horrigan at Askeaton Contemporary Arts, enabling over a hundred artist residencies and site-specific projects to be made in southwest Ireland since 2006.

Through manual processes and experimentation with different materials, Jorge Satorre’s work usually starts off as a response to small evidential traces that are part of historical moments of the contexts and subjects he relates to. After a brief incursion at the beginning of his career in the field of editorial illustration, drawing has remained his main medium. The narrative possibilities of drawing allow Sattore to make the objective record coexist with fictional elements, understanding this relationship as one of oscillation between different scales, between the individual and subjective and the general, hegemonic versions. Some of the venues where I have had solo presentations of my work are: REDCAT, Los Angeles (2018), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2017), Labor gallery, Mexico City (2017, 2014, and 2010); Statements, Art Basel (2014); Artspace, Auckland; Enjoy, Wellington; Halfhouse, Barcelona (all in 2013); Le Grand Café, St-Nazaire, France; FormContent, London; Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria (all in 2010); Xippas Gallery, Paris (2013 and 2008); Process Room/ Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2007), and La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2006).

Culture Ireland
Sunday 23 June 2019

14:00 - 16:00

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow

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