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15th September to 5th November 2017

Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon

Slice, Vast, Deep - the title for this show was 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 took 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 took a breath in and expressed it out through a language of visually sublime and awesome multimedia artworks. Playing with surrealism, alternative facts and visual fictions she concocted a topography of the elsewhere, bending scale, time, light, function and perceived verity. The resulting exhibition was 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 created the work over a period of a year.

Aideen's 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 was 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. Click here for more details

The exhibition was supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council.