CONOR GALLAGHER /CHANNELS
CHANNELS is an investigation of the flow of material and tidal water on the mudflats in the Bull Island estuary. A series of artworks are being created which include local materials such as sand, ground down shell as pigment and found objects. The final artworks are due to be exhibited in 2013. The following are examples of work being created for the show.
COVER: CHANNELS X /oil on canvas/ 40cm x 40cm
CHANNELS XII /oil on canvas/ 80cm x 80cm
CHANNELS V /oil on canvas/ 60cm x 50cm
CHANNELS XI /oil, sand & glue on board / 20cm x 20cm
DRIFTWOOD SCULPTURES I-III
DRIFTWOOD SCULPTURES IV-VI
Conor Gallagher is a fine artist and graphic designer originally from Sligo. In August 2012 he was awarded a studio at The Red Stables and he has been offered a fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Centre in Mayo to be taken up in 2013. He was also awarded a studio at the Model in Sligo for a year from May 2010. He is interested in ‘re-establishing places’ through his art with exhibitions such as LOVERS TREE at Dooney Rock, Sligo which celebrated a cojoined oak tree and THE HAWK’S ROCK at Kilnagrelly Wood, Coolaney, Co Sligo, which had once been a popular viewing point but was now overgrown and abandoned. Both of these exhibitions were held on-site in temporary exhibition spaces and Coillte were involved by creating paths that led directly to the the source of the inspiration. In May 2011, he held a one man show HIGHER GROUND at the Model and his most recent exhibition KENSCOFF about the mountains south of Port-au-Prince in Haiti was the first time an exhibition was held at The Pétionville Club in March 2012.
www.conorgallagher.com t 087-2340147
Published on Oct 19, 2012