The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, 04 February - 25 March
A Bounce Borrowed brings together five artists, each bringing fresh and distinct approaches to their art making. They are collectively motivated by an interest in the play and interplay of materials. The works are also an expression of the artists familiarity and confidence in how materials and ideas might coalesce. The title of the exhibition is a reference to joy and attempts to evoke the special kind of energy that can happen within a group exhibition. It also references a shared interest in play and delight that can be found in the conversations that might emerge in bringing together works from such diverse approaches to making art and the pleasure and consequent energy that can be encountered.
So “the bounce” can be a dialogue between works, or between the five artists or can be found within the viewers experience in the galleries. The exhibition celebrates the human nature of creativity. And creativity as a form of receiving and giving. The exhibition also nods to the knowledge and skill of the artist and how they have developed in this play an understanding and command of materials. Tools real and imaginary, varnish, balloons, constructions, drawing, paper, shadows and digital life all make an appearance in the exhibition. This exhibition is the second in a series which bring together artists who are at varying stages of their artistic development and careers. They are Felicity Clear, Richard Forrest, Helen Hughes, John O’ Kane & Jane Rainey.
GALLERY 1, GALLERY 2, GALLERY 3, OFF-SITE
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