Wexford Arts Centre are delighted to host
The Line Between
A group exhibition by Antony Clarkson, Sabina Mac Mahon, Shiro Masuyama and Hilary Wilder
In association with The Cow House Studio and The Monster Truck Studio
A solo exhibition of mixed media work by Fergus Doyle
Exhibitions run from Tuesday 4th September – Saturday 6th October 2012
Gallery talk and tour hosted by Director of Cow House Studios, Frank Abruzzese
Saturday 6th October at 4pm
Follwed by wine reception – all welcome to attend.
The Line Between
Antony Clarkson, Sabina Mac Mahon, Shiro Masuyama, Hilary Wilder
In association with Cow House Studios and Monster Truck Studios
The Line Between is a group exhibition by artists Antony Clarkson (UK), Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland), Shiro Masuyama (Japan), and Hilary Wilder (USA). From September to November 2011, the artists participated in the Cow House Studios Artist in Residence Programme. During their ten week stay, they worked together in an environment which facilitated both individual research and interdisciplinary interaction. Immersed in the rural, farming landscape, they shared the large, adaptable studio allowing them to become acquainted with and challenged by one another’s practices. The resulting exhibition, presenting work bound together by their shared experiences at Cow House Studios, will travel to Monster Truck Galleries and Studios in October 2012.
Trans Fabula, Fergus Doyle’s first solo exhibition, presents work which questions the role collective memory plays in contemporary life. Spending his formative years in London, during what is commonly described in Ireland as The Troubles, the portrayal of political and social issues by UK and Irish print and broadcast media of the time became an early influence. As the title suggests, the artist’s interest now resides in how narratives, and in particular political and social histories, are reinterpreted through word and image across generations. Bringing seemingly disparate subjects together; the reclaimed lands of Wexford Slobs with twin brothers and authors of the Guinness Book of Records, Ross and Norris McWhirter, Doyle’s interests are wide ranging and he carefully teases out connections and instances of influence between events and happenings. Fergus Doyle received a BA in Fine Art from Wexford Campus School of Art & Design, Carlow IT in 2009.
Wexford Arts Centre gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Arts Council, Wexford County Coundil and Wexford Borough Council.
Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm and Sundays: 11.00am – 4.00pm