A long walk off a short pier
New work by Brian Duggan
20/March – 12/April/2008
Opening Reception: 7 pm (Holy) Thursday, 20th March, 2008
G126, Ballybane Ind Est, Tuam Road, Galway, Ireland.
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12-5pm
Brian Duggan will be presenting new work for this solo project at G126. Duggan’s practice continues to re-examine the role and function of the individual. By arranging at times illogical actions, the artist tests boundaries and rules that make up lived experience. Familiar landscapes are reconsidered in relation to stress that is unrelenting but hidden. Tension in the ordinary brings forth real and imagined anxiety and also physical practical problems.
Brian Duggan lives and works in Dublin. Solo exhibitions have included: Atelier portes Ouvertes, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France 2007. More Often than Most, Pallas Heights, Dublin 2005. During the meanwhile, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 2005. Group exhibitions have included; (I’m always touched) By Your Presence, Dear, curated by Rachel Thomas, The Irish Museum of Modern Art (new acquisitions) 2007-2008. The Lucifer Effect, Primo Alonso, London, 2007. Fully Loaded, K3, Zürich, 2006. Braziers International, U.K 2006. Ev+A 2004, 2002. Crawford Open 2001. In 2007 Duggan was artist in residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.He is also the co-founder and co-director of Pallas since1996. www.pallasstudios.org/ and also curates several exhibitions each year with Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy at Pallas
G126 is the only democratically run artist-led gallery in the west of Ireland. A not-for-profit organization, G126 was established in 2005 by local artists as a response to the urgent need for more non-commercial gallery spaces in Galway. G126 offers an alternative to museums and commercial galleries by providing a space for young and emerging artists, new work, meta curation, promoting discussion, lectures, and international exchanges. G126 consciously seeks work that is unconventional and unable to be shown in profit-minded venues or conventional public institutions. G126 also provides a place where artists can meet, talk and exhibit along with their local and international peers and influences.