The exhibition continues the cultural programme Gaze Upon. Tangible Visible Form will open on Tuesday the 1st of February
and run until the 26th, open Tues to Sat, 12 to 5 pm. The exhibition
is Free and open to all.
The Gaze Upon Programme explores the notion that within the artistic world,
movements tending towards unification of idea and thought are powerless
when confronted with the explosion of artistic practice, research and the
wealth of emerging and established multidisciplinary visual artists.
Contemporary visual arts in Ireland now tend to pursue ideas across
all human experience, it pushes to inform or create, to form new experiences
or ways of looking at the world. Artists have always had the power to create
new, important and meaningful connections for viewers to ideas of anthropological
relevance and importance, which in turn facilitates meaningful encounters with culture.
Tangible Visible Form brings together six artists who are all working and exploring the
human form and physicality in different and unique ways. The exhibition curated
by Simon Fennessy Corcoran spawned an opportunity to explore how the artists
view the world through their unique styles of physical interpretation. The artists
explore notions of the figure in abstracted and surreal ways to discuss various
wider social and physical elements of life and history. This ranges from modern
sculptural forms spawned by classical influences to an exploration of social stories
and histories of an individual through satirical implementation of painting and digital
techniques and much more.