LCGA Exhibitions

Theresa Nanigian

Theresa Nanigian: master of my universe

3rd November 2017 - 14th January 2018
Limerick City Gallery of Art

photography with Peter Connor


just a bit extraordinary is a national tour of three distinct exhibitions by artist, Theresa Nanigian, who creates portraits of contemporary Western life. The tour is curated by Aoife Ruane, Director of the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.


The second chapter of the exhibition, master of my universe, which opens in Limerick City Gallery of Art on Friday 3rd November, considers the middle developmental stage of adulthood often preoccupied with earning a living. Unusually, Nanigian chooses to explore this stage by documenting the vendors on the boardwalk of Venice Beach, California.


Theresa Nanigian: master of my universe images

Installation view, Carnegie Gallery/LCGA


Theresa Nanigian: master of my universe images

 Installation view, Herbert Gallery I, LCGA

The guardians of this ‘sidewalk circus’ are a diverse range of nationalities, ages, socioeconomic status and personal histories, who display an equally quirky spectrum of merchandise, entertainment and personal philosophy.


The just a bit extraordinary tour began in April 2017 at the Lab Gallery, Dublin with an exhibition of photographs, a short video and text plaques that observe the older patrons of the bi-monthly tea dances held in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Macushla Dance Club in Dublin.


The final exhibition in the series combines elements of these two exhibitions with a survey of Nanigian’s first instalment in her life cycle series, not sorry and will open at the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda in September 2018.


The exhibition has received a Touring Award from the Arts Council and is sponsored by Drogheda Credit Union, Drogheda-Bettystown-Trim.  A full colour publication will accompany the exhibition at the Highlanes Gallery.


master of my universe by Teresa Nanigian information sheet (733 Kb)


master of my universe by Teresa Nanigian has been made accessible for audiences with visual impairments through the Arts Council's Touring & Dissemination of Work scheme.


Arts & Disability Ireland have provided the audio description for the exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art with the use of Discovery Pens, which have three types of sound file available on the pens; the audio description, the label text/art work information and short sound bites of the artist talking about the exhibition.


Link to audio files below:


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