Below is the art exhibition of which opening will be help on the 4th of May this year in Ormston House Gallery in Limerick, Ireland.
For all the doggie lovers and not only!!!
Ormston House is pleased to present Dogs, a SOMA project curated by Rachael Corcoran.
Adrian McGrath | Ben Reilly | Bridget O’Gorman | Cassie Kirby | Christian Jankowski | Isabel Nolan | Magnhild Opdøl | Michael Beirne | Michael Durand | Rachael Corcoran | TINKEBELL | Vanessa Donoso-Lopez
Preview: Thursday 3 May, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: 4-26 May 2012
Ormston House presents Dogs, a group exhibition. On view from May 4 through to 26, this exhibition brings together twelve artists, influenced, inspired and intrigued by the canine animal. Opening reception will be held on Thursday May 3 from 6-8pm. Curated by Rachael Corcoran as part of SOMA Projects.
Dogs take as its point of departure the common domestic dog, a theme that openly attests to the status of its role as ‘Man’s best friend’. From prehistoric times to the present day, dogs have been represented in art as the human companion. Dogs are benign entities or playful rogues that animate their surroundings. For a dog, the way to learn about the world is by experiencing it. This exhibition looks at the way artists communicate their experiences of dogs. The reference point for artists was ordinary life, rather than a transcendent realm apart. The participating artists have positioned themselves and their work not as an elite fraternity but as a part of the real world—as exemplified by the accessibility of a domestic dog. Ranging in expression from ironic to sincere, from figurative to abstract, Dogs proposes multifaceted views understood both as material practice and as a conceptual category or idea. This dog lovers’ cornucopia presents the familiar in an unexpected and truly enjoyable way. If you have a dog of your own, don’t forget to bring them along to the exhibition!
Visitor Information: Exhibition continues until May 26, 2012. The Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm and also by appointment. Admission is free. The Gallery is located at 9-10 Patrick Street, Limerick City, Ireland.
A warm thank you to Joanna Thornberry, Lisson Gallery London, Sue Crockford Gallery Auckland, Kerlin Gallery Dublin, Emeil Van Der Pol, Torch Gallery Amsterdam, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin, Waterford City Council, Creative Limerick, Madlen Schering and the twelve artists who have kindly exhibited their work so that we can enjoy it.
Also on Thursday 3 May:
Occupy Space presents The Wood between the Worlds curated by Noelle Collins, 7pm
Limerick Printmakers launches C:Inside as part of Riverfest, 8pm