Somewhere between perception and reality
An exhibition first presented at VUE 2018, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair ( RHA, Dublin)
Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 (beside Belvedere College)
Exhibition Opening Sunday 9 December 2018 – 3pm
Afghan Tour, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 60cm X 150cm, 2016
The show features work by gallery artists
HUGH CUMMINS, JOHN FITZSIMONS, JORDI FORNIES, CONRAD FRANKEL, CLAIRE HALPIN (shortlisted for the 2018 Savills Art Prize), EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN, MIRIAM MCCONNON, YANNY PETTERS, KELLY RATCHFORD and FREDA RUPP.
The exhibition also features works by our AGA members, namely
AISLING CONROY, DAVID FOX, PAUL JAMES KEARNEY, SHEILA NAUGHTON and VICKY SMITH.
‘Somewhere between perception and reality’ is an exploration of the world of appearances, of surface scratching and the way we have to read between the lines -or images and layers- to get to the core of things.
Sometimes we have to look within to understand what’s without, but are we really looking? In the current climate of fake news, half-truths, rushed verdicts and online knee-jerk reactions, maybe art can help us navigate the tortuous roads of reality by asking us to look again and again, to consider how others perceive our world. Then we might see theirs or at least find common ground…
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm (till 8pm Thu) Sat-Sun 12-5pm
Monday closed, by appointment only.
This exhibition runs until 17 February 2019.
The gallery will be closed from Sunday, 23rd December 2018 to Friday, 4th January 2019. Our show will resume on Saturday, 5th January 2019.
image: Claire Halpin, ‘Afghan Tour’, oil on canvas, diptych, 60x150cm
Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street (beside Belvedere College, off Parnell Square), Dublin 1
Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays), Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm, Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)
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