OPENING – Thursday 13 November @ 7pm
TULCA, Galway City’s international festival of visual art, returns for its 12th year from Friday November 7 to Sunday 23, and this year’s title is Neutral. 126 is delighted to have The Project Twins from Cork in the gallery right now as part of the festival programme. Their piece entitled Dwelling takes up a considerable presence in the gallery.
The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, an Irish based graphic art duo. They work together in a range of disciplines including art, design and illustration. Curiosity, humour and wit are a predominant feature in work of the Project Twins. Their playful graphics have a bold and simple aesthetic. They are interested in observations and oddities and enjoy taking the familiar and turning it into the surprising. While their work is aesthetically bold and graphic, it has a quiet and melancholic feel, often dealing with ideas of absurdity and value in the human condition.
Presented at its most simple, ‘Dwelling’ is a minimal house-like structure which is not tied to any geographical or social area. Within the space a void is created, presenting a stillness that cannot be infiltrated, only observed from outside. Two opposing figures coexist within the structure, suggesting a duality or clash of idylls, which can exist between urban and rural environments, within one 126 ARTIST – RUN GALLERY geographical area, and also within one’s own psyche.
126 would like to invite you a reception on Thursday the 13th of November at 7pm, there will be our very own delicious Mulled Wine, see you there!
We are open 11am to 7pm every day throughout the festival. For full details of the TULCA programme visit www.tulcafestival.com