Engage Art Studios is delighted to announce that we are reopening the gallery on Friday 28th August, after nearly 6 months of being closed, with a solo exhibition by Galway artist Tadhg Ó Cuirrín. The opening event will take place from 4pm-8pm. In line with public health guidelines, face masks are to be worn. There will be a maximum of 6 people allowed in the gallery at once, in 30 minute intervals to allow for physical distancing. Advanced booking is advised but not required. (please see below for booking or email email@example.com)
“Everyone, everybody, every person, every person, every person, every person,” is an exhibition of work that addresses how we communicate with one another, or fail to do so, at a personal level and as participants in a society. Friends, family, partners, colleagues, internet strangers.
We can, with grim regularity, thoroughly misunderstand one another’s words and intentions. We struggle to find a way to communicate the things we want to say, leading to varying degrees of anguish. The quality of our communication will form a large part of how well we meet future challenges, both personal and public. Are we going to, or indeed, can we find a way to communicate with one another in a way that allows us to meet the challenges that face us? Or retreat into cynicism, resentment, comfort, consumption, conspiracy and blame?
Comprising elements of painting, print, video and karaoke, the exhibition also touches on a number of other themes including; dreams, conspiracy theories, holidays and travel, loneliness, and environmentalism
Tadhg Ó Cuirrín is an artist and teacher currently based in Galway. He received an honours degree in Fine Art, Painting from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2009. He works in a variety of media, and has worked for a number of Irish artist-run spaces and organisations in the past.
Design: Eimearjean McCormack
Image: courtesy of the artist