My exhibition opening at 126 Artist Run Gallery Galway

My exhibition HAIR with Sarah Lundy opens at 126 Artist Run Gallery Galway this Tuesday 11th October at 6 pm…. it runs until the 23rd of October.


Hair |
Katie Moore & Sarah Lundy | 11-23 October
2×2 Part II | Opening 11.10.16 | 6-8pm

126 is pleased to invite everyone to the opening of Hair, a collaborative exhibition of works by Katie Moore and Sarah Lundy. The exhibition opens Tuesday at 6pm and all are welcome. 126 is open Wednesday-Sunday 12-6 (or by appointment) for the duration of the exhibition.

About the Exhibition | In their thoughtful practice, Lundy and Moore probe corporeal decline, forming unusual links between the body and organic matter, poison and medication.
Lundys work continues her practices preoccupation with systems and spaces and the natural/synthetic binary. She approached the collaboration under the concept of the body and frailty; using solely botanical elements depicted often in figurative, frail and human scale, the body is explored as a temporal and twisted entity. Giant hogweeds sat next to poppies hark to the poison/pain relief duality. With a strong emphasis on lines, the action of contemporary drawing in space is pivotal to the aesthetic. Continuing her interest in subtly addressing feminist issues in her work, these pieces also hark to the female and its relation to nature, with a nod to the notion of ‘woman gone wrong’.

Such concerns pair beautifully with Moore’s examination of her own clinical lifestyle creating works across media that possess a distinct ethereal quality. soft gauze, human hair float in space, and stand trapped within unyielding perspex.A mirrored emphasis on line, the body and a sense of self and femininity are brought into a gentle yet dark dialogue between the works of these two artists.

About the Artists |
Katie Moore |Katie Moore is a young and passionate visual artist based in the west of Ireland. Katie uses textiles, stitching and installation in addition to drawing and video to create visual experiences of the world. Her work is very conceptually driven, every stitch has a purpose. ‘The work I make comes from a feeling of being compelled to make it, giving the topic a voice, telling a story, an act of memory’ explains Katie.
Sarah Lundy | Lundy is a visual and sound artist based in County Leitrim; she holds an MA Arts Policy & Practice from the Huston School of Film at NUIG [distinction] and an MA Fine Art from the OCA UK [distinction].
Regularly featured on RTE lyric FMs experimental sound show NOVA this year, recent performances include the Sonic Arts Waterford festival last month. She will be artist in residence in Krems, Austria for the month of November awarded by The Custom House Gallery, Westport, Mayo.

About the Project | 2×2 is a project that pairs graduate artists with established and mid career artists to develop an exhibition as peers. With the graduates resident at 126, their collaborators working with theming  satellite capacity to allow them to pursue other projects. The first phase of 2×2 resulted in a partnership between Shane Berkery and Ruby Wallis whose exhibition ‘With Each it is Different and the Same’ was shown in 126 this August. The curatorial concerns that lay behind the 2×2 project will be examined in an independent publication commissioned throughout the year.