A new exhibition by artist Andrew Duggan is being held at An Gailearaí in Ionad Áislann in Gaoth Dobhair.
‘Tuath – an cuairteoir – the visitor’ – is an installation exhibition focusing on the relationship between humanity, myth and the land.
Andrew Duggan is an Irish artist, curator and educator whose video works, installations and projects explore the complex relationships between self and place.
Born in Cork and raised in Dublin, he lives on the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry.
Driven to make visible the personal connections between the body and place, the artist’s new installation at An Gailearaí consists of an assemblage of disregarded construction material, small geometric sculptures, floor text, infra-red photographs, sound and two video projections.
Working with performance artist Hollie Miller, composer Seán Ó Dálaigh and camera person Siobhán Dempsey, Andrew has created a multi layered work which draws inspiration from three dominant sources: the story of a banished Monk who returns to his land to settle a dispute blindfolded and on blocks of wood, a 1514 allegorical drawing by Hans Baldung Grien of a naked female figure walking with small spheres attached to her feet and the Myth of Tiresias, the blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, famous for clairvoyance and for being transformed into a woman for seven years.
Visitors to the gallery have a chance to see this long-awaited work from an artist whose work is seldom seen.
An Gailearaí’s opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am – 5pm and Wednesday 1pm – 8pm.
The public launch will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 8pm and all are welcome.
Please note, this installation is for mature viewers only and at parents’ discretion.