Richard Forrest // Laura McMorrow // Caroline McNally // Jillian McAteer
Exhibition runs from 12th April to 11th May 2013
Preview from 7pm to 9pm Thursday 11th April
7/8 Rutland Street, Limerick
Gallery open from 12-5, Tuesday - Friday (10-6 Saturday)
Occupy Space and Stag & Deer present works by Richard Forrest, Laura McMorrow, Caroline McNally and Jillian McAteer. Taking lens-based media as a starting point, Occupy Space have developed a curatorial collaboration with Stag & Deer, an exhibition-making partnership based in Cork. Both Occupy Space and Stag & Deer are non-profit organisations with a history of utilising slack spaces, multiple sites and temporary venues to house exhibitions of contemporary visual art. We share a common objective on this particular project which positions lens-based artists firmly within the remit of contemporary visual arts practice. The selected artists use a range of approaches, incorporating multi-disciplinary practices that speak to the process of making in relation to lens-based media. Photography, film, performance and installation combine, inviting the audience to explore the ideas of perception and the human experience of seeing which underpin concepts at play within the individual artworks.
On this occasion we are using two slack spaces to exhibit the works, they are located side-by-side at 7/8 Rutland Street. We would like to acknowledge the support of Limerick City Council for permitting access to the spaces which had formally been earmarked as part of 'The Opera Centre' development.
Occupy Space: Noelle Collins & Orlaith Treacy
Stag & Deer: Pamela Condell & Pádraig Spillane