The Wexford Arts Centre Presents;
BAD-MAN Oh Man
An Exhibition of Work by Shane Keeling
At the Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Co.Wexford | 0539123764 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine Reception & official opening on Saturday 12th January at 3pm
With Guest Speaker; Tutor of Ceramics at the National College of Art & Design, Lisa Young
This January 2019, the Wexford Arts Centre is proud to present, BAD – MAN Oh Man, the first solo exhibition of work by Wexford born artist Shane Keeling.
Keeling is currently the artist in residence in the National College of Art and Design county Dublin and has been working over the past year to create his body of work on display which focuses on opening a dialogue around mental health and addressing the stigma that surrounds the topic.
Working predominantly in ceramics Keeling aims to offer an insight to his views on how we perceive mental health, the coinciding problems and ways to consider how to address the rising issue of poor mental health that continues to affect communities all over Ireland and indeed the world. Through his work, he hopes to engage with audiences and offer a means of support in that we are not alone in this struggle to understand.
Keeling’s work is laden with satire and hosts a strong social narrative which can be seen in the use of sgraffito on his reformed ceramic pots. Keeling’s exhibition entitled BAD-MAN Oh Man explores the phenomena of loss and suicide and investigates its relationship with masculinity creating sculpture pieces through making, breaking and remaking fragile ceramic pots. The work in this exhibition is the fruition of his efforts to better understand mental health and people’s perception of the issue.
How in the Arts? In Conversation style talk with Visual Artist, Shane Keeling & Final year student in Sociology and Social policy in Trinity College Dublin; Ross Gavigan will be held on Thursday 31st January at 7pm.
For more information on opening times please contact the Wexford Arts Centre on 0539123764 or email email@example.com.