LCGA Exhibitions

(Upending) (Antennae) (I go to seek a Great Perhaps) (Difference Engine:Accumulator III)

10 October - 23 December 2013
Limerick City Gallery of Art

4 totally different exhibitions in Limerick City Gallery of Art open in Limerick City Gallery Art (LCGA) on 10th Oct 2013 and runs until 23 Dec 2013.

Upending – an exhibition of enquiriesarising out of Troubling Ireland Think Tank

New work by artists Kennedy Browne, Anthony Haughey, Anna Macleod, Augustine O'Donoghue, Susan Thomson and Bryonie Reid will be displayed in this exhibition, which results from the artists’ participation in a year long mobile think tank entitled Troubling Ireland which took place in 2010/11, commissioned by Fire Station Artists’ Studios and led by the Danish curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion. Two years later, the artists were commissioned Fire Station Artists Studios, , in partnership with LCGA directed by Think Tank participant Helen Carey, to present new work in exhibition, which trouble Ireland from a wide variety of perspectives: addressing themes of sustainable energy, labour and loss in recessionary times, real and tourist approaches to Ireland, border identities, homophobia and its colonial legacy, and the landscape, both mental and physical, around the Pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.

Difference Engine: Accumulator III

Difference Engine is an evolving touring exhibition, a model of autonomous artist curation, by artists Mark Cullen, Wendy Judge Gillian Lawler & Jessica Foley, featuring Gordon Cheung,whose works infiltrate the grouping with the Portrait of Charles Babbage, the early founder of what was to become the ‘computer’. Cheung’s work is the only piece that is a constant through Difference Engine’s ensemble installations. For Limerick City Gallery of Art, Difference Engine bring existing work, but they also work with the spaces to make something that is particular to LCGA – theirs is a collaborative practice that is highly individual – an ambiguity that works for each artist, for each place and yet has a distinct character.

David Beattie – techno in collaboration with Ormston House – LCGA in partnership with Ormston House, present Bring in the Noise curated by Mary Cremin. The exhibition focuses on artists whose practice engage with and appropriate technology creating assemblages and installations. To complement this exhibition, David Beattie’s work presented in LCGA focuses on the experimental nature of his work, his methodology combines factors of low fidelity sound, organic movements, space, and the field of physics, introducing unlikely materials to gather and produce a set of object inter-relationships, keeping in mind their aesthetic dominance as well as distance.

I go to seek a Great Perhaps drawn from the Permanent Collection

This exhibition, curated by Shinnors Scholar Aoibheann McCarthy, is drawn from the Permanent Collection, using the methodology of involving the general public, in this case 7 Young Adults who have been involved with LCGA in other projects. Through 6 sessions, the selection was made, and the resulting exhibition reflects an examination of issues and aspects of Life pertinent to Young People, such as Environment, Politics, Relationships and ‘being’ in a rural context, as well as thinking about what the future holds for them in 21st century Ireland. The selection includes works by Mary Swanzy, Janet Mullarney, and Sean Keating alongside more contemporary works by artists such as Gavin Hogg, Donald Teskey and Siobhan Piercy.

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