Artist Discussion: Fergus Martin, Then and Now at IMMA

Sunday 15 September, 3pm to 4pm.

Join Irish artist Fergus Martin and curator Johanne Mullan for a gallery-based discussion that explores a range of media from various stages of Martin’s career, focusing on several works featured in his solo exhibition as part of the IMMA Collection: Then and Now series. No booking required, just come to the Meeting Point in IMMA Reception.

It is a drop-in event meeting at the IMMA reception.

Exhibition continues at IMMA until 13th October 2019.

Fergus Martin makes use of the world around him as a source for his paintings, sculpture and photographs. His work reflects things seen or even fleeting moments from the everyday. The geometric forms that consistently appear in his work give shape to his preoccupation with space, form and materials.

Recent projects have taken the form of spatial and environmental pieces. These sculptures and paintings are a journey towards a moment of recognition which Martin thinks of as a meeting of form and energy. They mirror the world around him – the colour and shape of things. He wants them to feel the density and weight of things – their sense of compression, or their opening out. Their placing in relation to one another and their relation to their architectural surroundings is a conversation about distance and nearness, centre and periphery. Ideally, it is a journey without end. Each work will initiate its own time and space while always having a sense of movement, of going on.

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