Juvenilia

Beth Collar & Eoghan Ryan

05/05/-07/06/18

ROOM E-10 27 at Center is pleased to present Juvenilia, a two-person show featuring new video, sculpture, drawing and painting by Beth Collar and Eoghan Ryan whose practices individually play out fraught relationships to patriarchy and the hegemony of authorship.

The point of departure for Juvenilia (meaning a work created when young) was a shared interest in the potential of reperforming, reanimating and repurposing the interior lives of their younger teenage selves. Using this hybrid figure of the teenage fan and its inherent failure to attain what they term as “total being” or a complete embodiment of the desired image, the artists have developed work that dredges up the hidden structures of power behind these one-sided relationships.

Beth Collar lives and works in Berlin. Selected shows, screenings and performances have taken place at Cell Project Space, London; HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin; the Kunstverein, München; KW, Berlin; Hester, New York; Fig2 at the ICA, London; The Glasgow Women’s Library; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Cubitt, London, The Serpentine, London; and the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. She’s artist in residence on the Waterloo Uncovered archaeological dig, a 5-year project. Upcoming projects include solo presentations at Matt’s Gallery, London, and at Primary, Nottingham.

Eoghan Ryan lives and works in Berlin. Selected shows, performances and screenings have taken place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; South London Gallery; Rowing, London; Serralves Museum, Porto; IFI, Dublin; Outpost, Norwich; Kem, Warsaw; Cubitt, London; Kim? Contemporary, Riga; CAC, Vilnius; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, The East End Film Festival curated by AQNB, London and FACT, Liverpool. Current and upcoming include Nocturnal Reflections, Macao, Milan; and a group show at Spike, Berlin. Eoghan is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland for 2017/18.

  1. Juvenilia, Exterior view, 2018.
  2. Juvenilia, Exterior view, 2018.
  3. Juvenilia, Exterior view, 2018.
  4. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. (Detail)
  5. Juvenilia, Exhibition view, 2018
  6. Beth Collar, You're perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (relax, it’s just a phase), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns.
  7. Juvenilia, Exhibition view, 2018.
  8. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. HD video.
  9. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. HD video.
  10. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. HD video.
  11. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. HD video still.
  12. Juvenilia, Exhibition view, 2018.
  13. Juvenilia, 2018. Installation view, 2018.
  14. Juvenilia, 2018. Installation view, 2018.
  15. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation.
  16. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation.
  17. Juvenilia, Exhibition view, 2018.
  18. Beth Collar, you're perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (post mortem), 2018. Silver birch, mistletoe, handsaw.
  19. Beth Collar, you're perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (post mortem), 2018. (Detail)
  20. Juvenilia, Exhibition shot, 2018.
  21. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. (Detail)
  22. Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (I am what I've done), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns.
  23. Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (I am what I've done), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns.
  24. Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (I am what I've done), 2018. (Detail)
  25. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. (Detail)
  26. Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (1992-96), 2018. HD video 12’39” Loop.
  27. Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (1992-96), 2018. HD video still.
  28. Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (flower fairy), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns.
  29. Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it's true / But without me you're only you (flower fairy), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns. (Detail)
  30. Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed media installation. (Detail)
  31. Juvenilia, Exhibition detail, 2018.
  32. Juvenilia, Exterior view, 2018.
  33. Juvenilia, Poster and publicity image, 2018.