Opening reception: 6–8pm Thursday 6 September 2018
Artist Talk: Sibyl Montague will be in conversation with curator Rachael Gilbourne on Friday 7th September at 6.30pm
Pallas Projects/Studios presents Sibyl Montague — Saplings the ninth exhibition of our Artist-Initiated Projects programme.
Saplings presents a site-specific installation of new sculptural works by Sibyl Montague. It features a series of sculptural objects or ‘tools’ that explore our relationship to material as physical but flawed representations of inner experience. Based on a speakeasy that Montague’s grandfather worked and drank at in New York in the 1920’s, the installation takes the physical bar as form and support for the work.
It seeks to situate itself in the muddiness between corporate intention and personal narrative, as consumer society encourages us to define ourselves through goods and digital platforms, privilege and/or individual economy determines our status within these very forms. Concentrating on aspects of form, usability and the hand-held, Montague’s works consider how we regard, hold and consume objects and experiences, defining our economies of consumption, wealth or poverty.
For the exhibition Saplings, Montague has invited writer Molly Hennigan and music producer Leopoldo Rosa to respond to the exhibition. Copies of the text and audio will be available at the gallery over the duration of the exhibition or by download.
Saplings was made possible through the generous support of the Irish Arts Council Bursary Award.
Gallery open: 12–6pm Thursday–Saturday.