Breaking the line _ _ _ _
Lotte Bender Declan Casey
Gerard Garvey Barry McHugh
1-22 December 2012
Preview: Friday 30 November, 7- 9pm,
with opening night performances by Declan Casey and Gerard Garvey.
126 Gallery presents a show by four recent graduates from Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology, and Limerick School of Art and Design.
Declan Casey was born in Dublin, but lives and works now in County Limerick. Casey graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design with a BA in Sculpture and Combined Media.
Moby Strets is his alter ego, who questions the futility found in many aspects of contemporary living. This is done using both live and video performance. The current video piece is part of an ongoing larger work in the form of a surreal short video film featuring Moby.
Gerard Garvey is from Ballinasloe and graduated from GMIT, with a BA in Sculpture.
Garvey’s work is based on sexuality, gender and the complexities that gay identities face with conforming to or rejecting society’s stereotyping critical perceptions. Blurring and testing gender roles that are placed on men, Garvey is interested in the constraints that are constructed to maintain the ‘ macho man’ social order and wants to push the boundaries on what is deemed adequate behavior for men in society today.
From Largydonnell, Co.Leitrim, Barry McHugh graduated from GMIT, with a BA in Fine Art.
Through incursions and re-appropriation of images, McHugh breaks the line of creation and looks at issues of ownership in regard to the printed image. Deliberately altering the images, McHugh changes the way the images are viewed, giving a feeling of displacement.
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