Opens Friday 6pm, 27 September
Continues until 20 October, 2019
In Situ exhibits the work of the 126 Gallery’s 2019 Artist Residency Award recipients: Sian Costello, Kevin Gaynor and Brigid Mulligan.
The exhibition explores the artistic process in its various stages. Costello completed her residency last month, Gaynor is currently coming to the end of his residency and Mulligan will commence her residency in October.
All three artists applied through an open call for our residency programme in 2019 centred around the current “Unset in Stone” theme. Each artist brings a unique approach to the question of the monument in contemporary art – whether documenting a moment lost, readdressing the artist’s subject, or asking how and why aesthetic objects claim to speak on behalf of the many.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
About the artists:
Kevin Gaynor is an Irish Artist that uses video, installation, and sculpture to collapse geography and connect social ideologies. He completed his BA in Fine Art Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design, and studied Cinematography in BCFE. His work was included in the EU sponsored art project “In Public in Particular”, which culminated in an exhibitions held over three European Cities. Kevin’s work was also selected as part of the Royal Dublin Society’s Visual Art Awards, and the Global UA Awards.
Brigid Mulligan is a Visual Artist based in Galway working through various medium including, photography, film and installation. Her work explores the human psyche and the emotional ramifications associated with specific experiences such as loss and fear.
Mulligan has exhibited in group shows in various museums and galleries nationwide, including Impressions, Galway International Arts Festival; Printed Matter, Galway Print Studio; and Put a Lid On It, Galway Arts Centre. She has been an active member of Knee-Jerk artist collective and recently completed a Masters in Creative Practice at CCAM, Galway.
Sian Costello is an artist and current undergraduate student at Limerick School of Art & Design. She was recently selected as Winsor & Newton’s artist in residence. The Camera Obscura is a major influence in Costello’s painting. Her cat-and-mouse style videos and macro details subvert traditional, observational image-making processes, and expose the magic of seeing.