David Eager-Maher: Persian Dream bookcover watercolour and pencil 2010

Preface

This is on tomorrow at Pallas and will be fantastic.

Miranda Driscoll, Adrian Duncan, David Eager-Maher, Tonia Larem, Ciara McMahon, Róisín McNamee, Laragh Pittman & Kathy Tynan.

Opening reception: 6pm – 8pm Wednesday, 28th July 2010, open discussion at 5pm.
Exhibition continues: 28th – 31st July 2010

David Eager-Maher: Persian Dream bookcover watercolour and pencil 2010

David Eager-Maher: Persian Dream bookcover watercolour and pencil 2010

Preface arose from a preoccupation with the travels between art and literature, and the spiralling, labyrinthine and multiple points at which these meet. The artists approach the visual by taking writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, W.G. Sebald and Samuel Beckett as starting points, adopting fictive or narrative elements into the artwork or presenting the text as visual. The various ways to negotiate the literary in the visual are explored through text, drawings, photography and installation.

Prior to the opening reception there will be an informal discussion at 5pm with Declan Long (critical writer and co-ordinator of the Art in the Contemporary World MA Programme, NCAD), Greg Baxter (fiction writer and essayist) and the artists involved.

The exhibition will also feature an accompanying catalogue edited by Imelda Barnard and Emma Dwyer. This will feature the participating artists as well as a number of contributions from invited artists, writers and curators.

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