8 SEPT – 23 OCT | GALLERIES 1 & 2 | RUA RED | PREVIEW THURS 17 SEPT 6PM
Curated by Paul McAree and featuring Lorraine Neeson, Martin Healy and Niamh O’Malley
Deadeye presents a diverse range of work including sculptural, photographic and film work from 3 of Ireland’s most important artists – Martin Healy, Lorraine Neeson and Niamh O’Malley – which touches on issues from the personal to the universal, and in the interplay of various works in the gallery suggests and teases out how the individual exists within the global.
Deadeye acts a metaphor for television and the moving image on screen – the un-emotive presence in our rooms and homes, compelling us to react and connect with the outside world. The exhibition plays with the Romanticism of the dark image, the unseen presence of the tv or computer screen, and its invisible umbilical cord to the greater world and universe. What are we doing here? Are we really doing anything at all, only looking, making, spinning, touching, waving, drowning? What’s out there? Do we imagine our connection with the greater whole? How can we channel these questions? What metaphors can we use to simplify these questions? Is any of this remotely possible? Deadeye seeks to look at 3 artists whose work teases out these questions in various and unique ways.
Image: The End | Lorraine Neeson