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Selma Makela: Magnetic North
1 Mar 2014 - 29 Mar 2014
On 28th February, Galway Arts Centre will open ‘Magnetic North’, a solo exhibition by Galway based visual artist Selma Makela. Through painting and video, Makela uses geological and meteorological phenomena as a visual language to evoke the complexities of migration, memory and our changing environment.
James Hanley: The Souvenirs
14 Mar 2014 - 27 Apr 2014
James Hanely RHA. “The Souvenir series were originally considered as background details for larger works, reference ideas I had collected to use elsewhere, until it dawned on me that I enjoyed their own intrinsic narrative they each contained. The very thing that attracted me to these images was the story, the memory, the history, real or imagined, that they triggered in my head.
Stephen McKenna: Drawings & Watercolours 1974-2013
8 Mar 2014 - 20 Apr 2014
Stephen McKenna has a thriving practice that has evolved over six decades of mastering his craft with firm dedication. In that time, he has distinguished himself as a champion of form and precision in his drawings and paintings. Highly prolific and internationally renowned, McKenna’s work is included in many of the finest museum and private collections worldwide. McKenna was born in London in 1939 but has been based for the most part in County Carlow since 1998. In his lifetime he has travelled far and wide, with return visits to the places that most speak to him. In this exhibition we are given a glimpse of some of these locations by way of works made in Derry, Donegal and Dublin in Ireland, Carrara, Naples and Pompeii in Italy, Berlin and Munich in Germany, Galicia, San Sebastian and Santander in Spain, Lisbon in Portugal and Istanbul in Turkey.
Billy Foley, Recent Paintings
14 Mar 2014 - 28 Apr 2014
In these paintings Foley is searching for that moment where on canvas painted line, space and substance come into existence as form and structure. The paintings are reduced to the essences of gesture, line, white space and primary colour to investigate the structural fabric of space and form. These works are concerned with how the figure and space are seen as binary experiences in a singular struggle.
Ulrich Vogl: of clouds and strings
21 Feb 2014 - 22 Mar 2014
Ulrich Vogl’s most recent body of work focuses on sculptures that are – either in themselves or in their projection – films. Like in previous works Vogl uses movement, light and shadow to capture a suspension of reality and space.
Haroon Mirza: Are jee be?
8 Mar 2014 - 8 Jun 2014
IMMA continues its commitment in showcasing some of the most exciting international artists working today with the first museum exhibition in Ireland of renowned British artist Haroon Mirza. Combining a variety of readymade and time based material to create audio compositions, which are often realised as site-specific installations, Mirza’s work complicates the distinctions between noise, sound and music.