Highlanes Gallery Tour Partner
Official Opening: Thursday 19th July, 6pm
Featuring a talk with artist Brigid McLeer, followed by wine reception.
One + One is a video installation, performance, and drawing-based work in three parts by Drogheda-born, UK-based artist Brigid McLeer. It comes to Wexford Arts Centre having had its initial incarnation realised in Highlanes Gallery Drogheda, and uses a number of diverse sources as both reference points and inspiration. These include, among others, Jean Luc Godard’s films – Le Mepris (1963) and One + One (1968), from which the exhibition takes its title; and James Joyce’s modernist epic novel Ulysses (1922). Central to the whole work is the idea of naming, and the names of people and places feature consistently in all three parts. McLeer’s practice works as both an homage to, and continuation of, the work of these acclaimed masters of experimental fiction and film.
An accompanying publication is available and includes essays by Dr Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, lecturer in Theoretical and Historical Studies in Visual Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast, and poet, critic and curator Cherry Smyth
Wexford Arts Centre gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Wexford County Council and the Arts Council. In 2011, the artist also received a bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland to develop the work for this exhibition.
Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm and Sundays: 11.00am – 4.00pm