Date(s) - 28/08/2019 - 14/09/2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzgerald's Park Cork
Special Preview Wednesday 28th August 6 – 8pm
In Sample-Studios first event in association with Cork City Council, at the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion in Fitzgerald’s Park, we present new work by artists Tommy Feehan, Louisa Mahony and Jennifer Redmond. Avoiding the morning soup, explores the park setting as a space that offers respite from the city streets, a place of playful intrigue, where we seek leisure within its artificially created confines.
Parklands encapsulate a contrived idealisation of landscape and society, in which everyday happenings and interactions can occur at a remove from their urban context. The Pavilion provides a stage for these three artists, their audiences and contributors to explore these “deliberate attempts to create artificial packages of country inside our towns.” (Richard Mabey 1973).
Feehan is immersed daily, in the process of painting.“Recent work has been occupied with the idea of journey andterritory. A Journey into aplace of ambivalence. A previously unoccupied territory contested between various ideas and genres of painting. A no-man’s land.” (T.F. 2019)
Mahony’s new sculptures reference the unattended corners of parkland. “Urban spaces where humans and nature converge: a time honoured but unbalanced alliance. Among trees, stray rubbish, lost dog toys, long grass, paths, puddles, a single glove found and left on a railing; an urban dwellers everyday nature. Outside city spaces where we are at our most unobserved, where day time and night time draw a different crowd. They leave clues.’ (L.M. 2019)
Redmond collaborates readily, relishing the possibilities and contingencies that such an intervention might bring. “My practice develops through the formation of relationships to the space, to other artists, to context and to the zeitgeist. This project works with performance and with assemblage/play, in the hope that the work might be a catalyst to creative ways of thinking about world making, both for myself and for the audience.” (J.R. 2019)
For other activities happening during the exhibition please checkout the Facebook event page for times to meet the artists, along with a performative lecture from Jennifer Redmond on Saturday 14th of September.
Open Thursdays – Saturdays 12-5pm – 29th August until September 14th