Brian Loughran & Kate Howard:The Shed
Until 29th Jul 2012 (Sun) from 13:00 – 18:00
126 in association with the Galway Arts Festival present:
Brian Loughran, Kate Howard
Open until 29th July 2012
Brian Loughran is a Galway based visual artist, graduating from LCAD in 1995. Loughran explores notions of memory and identity in his work, often using the mediums of object installation and performance art. Brian has received grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, and has performed and exhibited in Unit 1, Dublin, Platform Arts, Belfast, 2009, ‘Weather permitting’, Galway, Driocht, Dublin, and RAP, Limerick.
For ‘The Shed’ exhibition, Loughran presents two new works, ‘Prey’ and ‘Guillotine’. Both works play on the viewer’s sense of anticipation and expectation. ‘Guillotine’ alludes to the seduction of dangerous close encounters and the notion of being close to the edge of a perilous situation. ‘Prey’ evokes a sense of frustration and endless empathy as the work is futile in its nature.
Kate Howard aims to examine the various spatial and architectural features of the exhibition space. By the means of nominal site-specific intervention, seizing an existing situation and exposing the essence of the materials employed.
Howard is primarily concerned with instability and alterability, with construction and decay. She hopes to create new environments that reveal the essence and unpredictability of the materials themselves. Through employing and manipulating functional everyday materials and re-configuring their potential. Interventions produced on site, objects become spatial structures.
Kate Howard is a contemporary visual artist and arts organizer based in Galway. In 2010 she completed her MA in Arts Policy and Practice through the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She holds degrees in Fine Art from Sligo IT (2000) and GMIT (2009).
The Shed, Middle Pier, The Docks, Galway
This event is part of the festival: Galway Arts Festival
Venue: 126, Artist-run Gallery,
Queen St, Galway.