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EVA Artists Talk

Thursday 8th May 2014
Limerick City Gallery of Art


Artist Talk with Garrett Phelan

2–4pm at Limerick City Gallery of Art on Thursday 8th May, 2014

Garrett Phelan will give an artist’s talk offering personal insight into his practice with a focus on his contribution to the 36th edition of the EVA International AGITATIONISM curated by Bassam El Baroni.

… THAT TENSE EXPECTATION … a project commissioned by EVA, is an integration of the artist’s practice into the identity output for EVA 2014. The work aims to reflect confusion and disjuncture within systems of conviction and principles – unknown spaces or entities. It represents both certainty and true irrationality or perhaps ultimately the energy used when trying to rationalise the impossible. The intention throughout the project is a highlighting of capitulation to the absolute present tense. Garrett’s work can be seen in advertisements publicising the Biennial, on hoodies worn by volunteers and on the exterior of the Limerick City Gallery of Art. Drawings from the project, a zine and a short animation are also exhibited at the former Golden Vale milk plant.

Garrett Phelan has developed a distinctive art practice that directly engages the audience with immersive ambitious site-specific drawing projects, independent FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography and animation. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally, most recently at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; Proa Fundacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the 11th Lyon Biennial, France; 4th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; SMART Project Space, Amsterdam; ICA, London; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Kunstverein, Hannover; Art Statements, Basel 39; and Manifesta 5.

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