Apposite Extravaganza: Cheating Progress
Part of the Volvo Ocean Race Galway
With work by:
126 Artist-Run Gallery, Nina Amazing, Aideen Barry, John Brady, Michelle Brown, Carol Anne Connolly…, Roisin Coyle, Dorothy Cross, Benjamin de Burca, Economic Thought Projects, Simon Fleming, Ann Maria Healy, Martin Healy, John Herrick, Austin Ivers, Ken Lee, Maggie Madden, Louise Manifold, Fiona Murray, Angela O’Brien, Occupy Galway, Tadhg O’Cuirrin, Roisin O’Sullivan, Sheila Rennick, AmyTaylor, and Sarah Quick. Curated by Jim Ricks
As part of the Volvo Ocean Race Closing Stopover in Galway, Let’s Do It Galway presents an exhibition of contemporary visual art just a short walk away from all the action in the Race Village and Global
Occupying the first two floors of the Exchange House on Fairgreen Road, adjacent to the Radisson and to Revenue Commissioners, the space is over 20,000 square feet. Uniquely, it will feature over 25 artists from, or living in Galway.
The show features a diverse range of works ranging from therecreation of a local sitting room, a tornado like sculpture of miniature houses, a shark’s heart, as well as photography, sculpture, painting and video. It has an equally diverse range of artists, as it features recent graduates and emerging artists to those of national and international significance. Together in this exhibition they form an exciting component of the Volvo Ocean Race events in Galway and draw particular attention to an extraordinarily dynamic part of Galway’s rich cultural life: visual artists.
Although always open to interpretation, the themes in Apposite Extravaganza: Cheating Progress reflect the broad set of interests of the artists. Many take an insightful, careful and often humourous look at the important issues of our time. Many of the works deal with issues that relate directly to Galway and
Ireland, others to larger global concerns. Others seek to deconstruct the sometimes impenetrable world of art museums and institutions.