LCGA – Limerick City Gallery of Art
16th January – 4th March 2012
Lucy Andrews, Ramon Kassam, Emmet Kierans, Kevin Kirwan, Bea McMahon, Laura McMorrow, Mark O’Kelly, Magda Marysia Wieckiewicz
Transitive Relationships takes the experimental format of inviting two established Irish artists to nominate the participation of three emergent practitioners. Bea McMahon and Mark O’Kelly have selected the best emergent practitioners from the East and West of the country; Lucy Andrews, Kevin Kirwan, Magda Marysia Wieckiewicz, Ramon Kassam, Emmet Kierans and Laura McMorrow.
The initial selection parameters associated with media, demographic, gender and geography shifted as the process progressed and the current artworks in the exhibition were selected. Further tentative relationships have emerged between the artworks.
The fears and anxieties suggested by some of the artworks are perhaps associated with a zeitgeist of the national mood and our current tenuous economic position. Threads of interests include abjection, sinister undertones, apocalpytic threatenings, materials poised on a moment of change and a process based interest. Curated by Dr. Pippa Little