Planar is a series of statements about space but not necessarily a straight sentence. Research for this project included architecture, geography and mathematics, more specifically a string of theories that propose non-linear perspectives and shifts in logic from absolute to relative truth.
Quiet Variations on a Town
In Any Number of Dimensions consists of a series of prints and a site-specific installation of a reflective pool. These works were commissioned by Caelan Bristow for the Masonic Hall, Birr. There is not only one geometry but many different ones. The properties of basic shapes are different in each geometry – parallel lines do not meet in a plane but they do in a sphere, changing their behaviour again in hyperbolic spaces. The spaces we live in, understand and experience contain all these, as well as many other potential new relations across dimensions. In the work for the Masonic Hall, Blanco explores suggested patterns and structures within the town of Birr, looking into the relationship of abstraction and geometry to landscape and perception.
(x) explored, on the one hand, questions specific to the process of photography – framing, how light makes a photograph and how light itself works, what is lost and gained through digital manipulation. On the other, it explored the relationship the resulting photographic print, understood as an object, enters into with the three- dimensional space it inhabits. Different systems have different levels of reality. Photography abstracts reality into visual language, formal elements of that language such as light, line and colour are used to consider relations across media.
Landscape in Line, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, 2015
A Mass Communication, Church Gallery, Limerick, 2015
7x5, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, 2014
Supermarket Stockholm,Sweden, February 2014
Planar (Graduate Award Exhibition Solo Show), Ormston House, Limerick, 2013
Quiet Variations Upon a Town,(curated by Caelan Bristow), Masonic Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly, 2013
Wickham Street Depot, Ormston House, Limerick, 2013
Speculative Society at Gracelands; Circling the Square (curated by Vaari Claffey), Limerick, 2 August 2012
You Are Here, PhotoIreland Festival Book and Magazine Fair, 13-15 July 2012
50/50, 126 Gallery at Eight, Galway, 11 July 2012
LSAD Drawing Awards, LSAD Church Gallery, March 2012
Undertow, curated by Aideeen Barry and Alice Maher The Lab, Dublin, February 2012 Ormston House, Limerick, December 2011
Identity, LSAD Church Gallery, May 2011
Drawing Awards, LSAD Church Gallery, March 2011
Conditionalists, Raggle Taggle Studios, March 2011
Arts Council Bursary Award, 2012
Ormston House Graduate Award 2012, selected by Paul Sullivan from Static, Liverpool, Limerick, June 2012
Curators Award, LSAD Drawing Awards, selected by Siobhan Piercy, Limerick, March 2012
Selected Work Experience
Local Coordinator for creativesinlimerick.com
- an interactive visualization of Limerick's creative and cultural sector, based on a project developed by colaborativa.eu, a design and technology agency from Cordoba, Spain. Jul 2015- Sept 2015
Co-organizer and curator, Visual Arts Programme, TomCat Street Festival, Limerick
31st May-3rd June 2013
Co-curated a Visual Arts Programme of 36 artists for the shops and streets of Thomas and Catherine Street, Limerick
Facilitator, Ar-Kid-Tecture Workshops, The Hunt Museum, Limerick
Saturday 03rd - Saturday 24th November 2012
Assisted architect Caelan Bristow in a series of workshops on architecture for children
Gallery Assistant, Ormston House Gallery, Patrick Street, Limerick.
2011 - 2013
Co-organizer and curator, Art in The Making, Limerick.
Curated and organized Life with Edits, a series of video screenings and talks, The Joinery, Dublin and The Guest House, Cork.