Daphne Wright: A Quiet Mutiny at the Crawford Gallery, Cork.

I first became aware of Aosdana* member Daphne Wright through her RHA** show in Dublin two years ago. The piece from that show that stuck in my head was Stallion: a horse on its back, half flayed and writhing in agony, made from marble dust. The workmanship and detail were exquiite but ultimately the piece …

Fantastic Voyage Installation Diary: The Physical Cost ~ Days 6/7 or thereabouts

  Nearly half way there now but even before I started building I was bearing the marks of hauling old bits of timber with random screws and nails in them about: splinters, grazes, scratches, cuts. My poor dear mother - who dreams of me getting a nice job in a nice office - worries about …

Freud on Art

I saw this Freud quote on Irish artist Sam Keogh's Instagram a few weeks back. Art brings about reconciliation between the principles in a peculiar way. An artist is originally a man who turns away from reality because he cannot come to terms with the renunciation of instinctual satisfaction which it at first demands, and who …

Week 12 : Barbara Foulkes – As Governments Build Walls Between Us, Tapping into the Creative Potential of Destruction

A great article from B(Thanks B 🙂 ) Original at HyperAllergic Summoning within her own body the necessary force to make the assemblage crumble, Foulkes transforms the dancer-sculpture duet into an aerial mosh pit. Abraham Cruzvillegas, “AutoreconstrucciĂłn: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist”, Bárbara Foulkes hanging onto Cruzvillegas’ sculpture at The Kitchen (all photos by …