Oddly Accurate Things Preview: Friday, 16th of August at 6 pm. Exhibitions runs: August 17th – September 1st.
126 Artist-Run Gallery is pleased to present Oddly Accurate Things, 16th at 6 pm. Oddly Accurate Things is a joint exhibition by Irish artists Eleanor McCaughey and Lucy Sheridan responding to the “Unset in Stone” multi-year cultural programme, curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran.
This exhibition presents ideas of materialism and the longevity of an object in both meaning and physicality. The work shifts between 2D and 3D objects using materials and techniques that come with a rich history of place and time, arranged in contrast to materials reflecting the disposable and voguish nature of culture today. “I kept coming back to all these pots…and actually realized that they were this incredible signifier of historical precedence. They held the presence and concerns of their time period—through both surface and form.” -Nicole Cherubini
Considering the object as a monument of sorts, the presentation and installation of the works is important to each artist. They are interested in the idea of elevating the status of objects through display, lending the object new meaning and a facade of importance through representation, similar to the constructed facade of object and the self through advertising on social media.
Eleanor McCaughey is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Eleanor has exhibited both nationally and internationally including The Richard Heller Gallery, US, Platform Arts, Belfast, Galerie C.O.A, Canada. She was awarded the Arts Council Ireland, Next Generation Award 18/19, the Conor Prize for a figurative work from the Royal Ulster Academy and the KM Evans Painting Prize, from the Royal Hibernian Academy. Her work is represented in the OPW art collection and private collections in Ireland, Europe, United States and Canada www.eleanormccaughey.net / firstname.lastname@example.org @eleanormccaughey
Lucy Sheridan is a visual artist. Solo exhibitions include PARKed Life,Talbot Gallery,(2012) and Ca Ong, Market Studios, (2014). Group exhibits include; GIFC (2018) Travelling exhibition; Peripheries Open, Wexford (2017); Winter Open Show, Rua Red (2012); VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, (2011); Imposing Nature, Monster Truck, (2010); Something tells me it’s all Happening at the Zoo, Kevin Kavanagh, (2010).
Lucy was awarded the Travel and Training award, Arts Council Ireland in 2010 and has had residencies in Cill Rialaig, Kerry, 2017 & 2014; SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2010 and The Guesthouse, Cork, 2011. Her work is represented in the OPW art collection and private collections in Ireland, Europe and China. Lucy is a co-founder of the artist collective Scissors Cuts Paper.