4mation at Vegas Gallery and Monstertruck Gallery
4mation was a touring exhibition co-organized by Lisa Flynn, Bethany Murray, Paula Naughton and Sam Mogelonsky, featuring works by each artist. The show was first exhibited as 4mation I at The Vegas Gallery in London, UK, and then traveled to The Monstertruck Gallery, in Dublin, Ireland and was re-staged as 4mation II.
From the Irish Times:
“Good things turn up at Monstertruck Gallery at 73 Francis Street, and 4mation II was one of them. It had a very short run, but it featured memorable work by four young artists all of whom are recent graduates of St Martin’s Fine Art programme.
Another connection they cited was a common interest in addressing the human presence. One could add their subtlety. Paula Naughton’s photographic works presented us with a series of highly charged sites of absence, including scenes of dereliction and decay. Lisa Flynn’s video and photographic pieces used images of an evanescent, uncanny female figure in a way that recalled – fruitfully – the late Francesca Woodman’s ethereal work
Bethany Murray’s Avoided Spaces, in some of which she doubles as performer and photographer, allowed us spaces to populate with our own narratives. Samantha Mogelonsky’s works, including an amazing manual typewriter sculpture, made visible and tangible the detailed, habitual patterns of manual work.”
– Aidan Dunne, October 31, 2007