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Adrian Duncan: How the Mighty have fallen

Submitted by on April 26, 2012 – 5:09 pmNo Comment

Preview: Thurs May 3rd
Exhibition Runs: Fri May 4th – Sat May 26th.
MA ACW alumni Adrian Duncan has a new exhibition, entitled How the Mighty have fallen, opening at Monster Truck next week. How the Mighty have fallen is a body of work comprising of a video piece and an assemblage of objects. Full details below from the Monster Truck website:

The sculptures are delicate, temporary, and in some cases barely perceptible constructions. These objects are installed in a manner that relates to the Monster Truck gallery space and its location. This work creates a situation that brings to bear the instability of the concept in relation to another unstable construction – the fleeting and unspeakable individual physical encounter.

This work sits between story-telling and sculpture. It is an attempt to describe something about compulsion and my interaction with material.

Variations of the work has been shown in The Joinery in 2010, and Queen Street Studios, Belfast in 2011. This work continuously changes, and the variation for Monster Truck will shift in emphasis conceptually, architecturally, and aesthetically relative to the previous two versions.

Adrian Duncan (b. 1978) is a Dublin based artist, writer and engineer. He studied then worked as a structural engineer in the UK and Ireland for over a decade before returning to study fine art and contemporary art theory at IADT, Dun Laoghaire, and NCAD, Dublin. He has exhibited in Ireland, Europe, South Africa, and the U.S. He is a guest lecturer at UCD School of Architecture, and tutor at the Some Blind Alleys writing classes. He is co-editor of Paper Visual Art Journal to which he also contributes.

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