Date(s) - 23/11/2019 - 18/01/2020
The Courthouse Gallery
Traverse is an installation of paintings, video and 3D work by Ian Wieczorek. The show is an exploration of the phenomenon of borders, reflecting both current socio-political events and a continuing narrative: the border as a physical barrier, its implications and its porosity. Borders – geographical, cultural, sociopolitical – have existed since the earliest times. Avoiding commentary of an overtly politicised nature, the work engages with the subject with reference to the human condition, proposing the act of crossing borders as a biological impulse or tendency that is hard-wired into our genetic makeup.
Ian Wieczorek is a visual artist working primarily in painting, video and installation. Since 2003 he has exhibited widely both in Ireland (including EVA International 2018, RHA Annual Exhibition 2013/15/16/18, Claremorris Open Exhibition 2009/14/15/17, CCA:RDS Collective Contemporary Art 2010) and internationally, with participation in group/curated shows in N. Ireland, Germany, France, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, USA and China, and solo exhibitions (14 to date) in Ireland, N. Ireland, UK and Czech Republic. Public art works include Sepulchre and Everything That Rises Must Converge (Ireland 2012/2014), and IUXTA and 00040 (France 2015/2016). He has also devised and curated a number of shows in Ireland, and has undertaken residencies in Ireland, UK, France and Austria. Much of his work has explored the increasing influence of digital technology in locating social and cultural identity.
Exhibition officialy opens Friday 22 November at 7.30pm.
Open Tues-Sat from 23 November – 18 January, from 12pm-5pm