ALEX CONWAY / WOULD FOR THE TWEE [ CLOSING PERFORMANCE ]
12 / 6 – 4 / 7 09
An installation of selected works spanning three years by Dublin based performance artist Alex Conway.
Conway is interested in capturing and utilizing what resonates from temporal oppositions or confrontations between observer, performer, and object and the spaces or situations which they cohabit. His performative actions (incorporating sound and live sculptural interventions) serve to work as platforms upon which he highlights, fuses and materializes latent anxieties from concerned perspectives.
“Like a doped up duplicitous crone, Conway shimmys, while hovering over the lost sailor in all of us.”
– Frank Wanke (KFDS)
[ SATURDAY JULY 4 / 7PM ]
TOM FITZGERALD / GAZAPARADISO [ CURATED BY SEAN LYNCH ]
11 / 7 – 8 / 8 09
An exhibition of new and recent work by Limerick based artist Tom Fitzgerald.
GAZAPARADISO includes new work by Fitzgerald, as Sandro Botticelli’s illustrations for Dante’s Paradiso
(1490-5) are juxtaposed with journalist’s accounts of early 2009’s bombing of Gaza by Israel. Fitzgerald presents fragments of drawings and texts upon fragments of material; both the drawings and texts are inscribed in sections of plastic collected on a beach in County Clare where Fitzgerald takes his holidays. Fitzgerald notes that ‘the installation is an attempt to highlight the disparity between man’s aspirations and the reality of his actions.’
“I always enjoy Fitzgerald’s impulses, curiosity and generosity towards the understanding of his subject matterand sculptural material… By creating these kinds of in-betweens, jarringly beautiful transitions have constantly been evoked by Fitzgerald over the decades in his sculptures, and more recently, in his drawings.”
– Sean Lynch
[ OPENING FRIDAY JULY 10 / 7.30PM ]