15th September to 5th November
Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon
Slice, Vast, Deep - the title for this show is coined from three words that require expression to formulate them. For example, the word Vast conjures up an "intimate immensity" to quote Gaston Bachelard; you cannot say this word without taking a breath to express it. This body of work created by Aideen Barry takes the idea of Micro and Macro and merges them together to try to visualise a sense of otherness, a sense of heteratopic inbetweenness. The artist has taken a breath in and expresses it out through a language of visually sublime and awesome multimedia artworks. Playing with surrealism, alternative facts and visual fictions she has concocted a topography of the elsewhere, bending scale, time, light, function and perceived verity. The resulting exhibition is a series of moving image and lens based artworks that question our ideas of perception and truth.
Aideen Barry (b. 1979) is an Irish visual artist with a national and international profile, whose means of expression are interchangeable - incorporating performance, installation, architecture, sculpture, film, moving image and lens based media. Aideen received the 2017 dlr Visual Arts Commission to develop new work for this exhibition at dlr LexIcon and has been creating the work for over a year.
Aideen is currently showing at the Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, and recently exhibited at The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny. Her survey solo show Brittlefield at Royal Hibernian Academy in 2016 received critical acclaim. Forthcoming exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum in New York, MARFA Contemporary Texas (2018) and Luan Gallery, Athlone (2018). Aideen teaches at Limerick School of Art and Design.
There are lots of events taking place as part of the Exhibition Learning Programme, including an opening event with Seán Kissane, Curator of Exhibitions at IMMA, an artists in conversation talk and book-binding and animation workshops.
The exhibition opens to the public on Friday 15th of September and runs to Sunday 5th November (closed October Bank Holiday Weekend) in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire. The exhibition is supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council.
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