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Re_sett_ing_s Closing Night

Updated: Feb 15

Re_sett_ing_s closing reception will take place this Thursday from 6pm - 7pm


The Gallery in the Complex with screens around the room


The exhibition, a collaborate effort between Jaki Irvine and Locky Morris, was hugely popular receiving great acclaim from the public as well as media, featuring on Lyric's FM Culture File. The mixing of video and sounds created an immersive experience that captivated the viewer bringing them into a new world.


Laura Fitzgerald has been commissioned to write a piece of fiction in response to the exhibition. She will read her response live at the closing reception.


Excerpt


It is cold, wet and windy and I’m very annoyed that we had made this arrangement in the first place. The waiting room is also cold but – I’m in the car - it’s the much warmer option and also more suited to mindfulness meditation. Visualise you are in a quiet place says the Buddhist monk. The rain beats down heavily on the car making it difficult to hear his calming voice. It’s uncomfortable in the back seat doing the Lotus position but I am taking the usual precautions with a few added extras. I’ve checked the oil, tyre pressure and for cats under the bonnet. But further to this, I’m deploying a new powerful visualisation tool recommended to me by my Mom, and an extra spray of Vitamin D for luck.


Laura Fitzgerald is a visual artist working in drawing, painting, installation, video, and text. She is graduate of both the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and Royal College of Art, London and is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award (Arts Council of Ireland) 2022.


Recent exhibitions include participation in the 39th EVA International with Fantasy Farming (2020) at Limerick City Gallery of Art, the site-specific mountain based artwork Cosmic Granny (2019) in Inch, Co. Kerry, and Lucian’s Neighbours (2018) at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.


I have made a place, was exhibited at the Crawford Art Gallery Art, Cork City from June - September 2021, curated by Michael Waldron. She also recently participated in the group show A Growing Enquiry: Art, Agriculture, reconciling values at the RHA gallery in March, at Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm, Sweden in May 2022 with Ormston House, at Roscommon Art Centre (May 2022) with artists Miriam O’Connor and Marian Balfe.


Laura received a 2021 Golden Fleece Award to create a studio on her father’s land in Kerry. Current running exhibitions of Laura’s work are at Wexford Art Centre (as part of the Wexford Emergent Award 2019) and at South Tipperary Art Centre with artists Orla Barry and Chloe McKeon. In Spring 2023 Laura will participate in the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency program in Omaha USA.


So mark the end of this engaging visual exhibition at The Gallery tomorrow evening, Thursday 10 November 6-7PM


Image courtesy Kate Bowe-O'Brien


Proudly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.

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