BRIAN LOUGHRAN & KATE HOWARD | THE SHED | 126 GALLERY | GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL | 16 – 29 JULY 2012
16th – 29th July 2012
Opening reception: Friday 20th July, 7pm
Brian Loughran is a Galway based visual artist, graduating from LCAD in 1995. Loughran explores notions of memory and identity in his work, often using the mediums of object installation and performance art. Brian has received grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, and has performed and exhibited in Unit 1, Dublin, Platform Arts, Belfast, 2009, ‘Weather permitting’, Galway, Driocht, Dublin, and RAP, Limerick. For ‘The Shed’ exhibition, Loughran presents two new works, ‘Prey’ and ‘Guillotine’. Both works play on the viewer’s sense of anticipation and expectation. ‘Guillotine’ alludes to the seduction of dangerous close encounters and the notion of being close to the edge of a perilous situation. ‘Prey’ evokes a sense of frustration and endless empathy as the work is futile in its nature.
The Shed, Middle Pier, The Docks, Galway
Facilitated by the generous support of the Galway Harbour Company and the Galway City Arts Office, The Shed is a large 4,000 square foot warehouse space located on the middle pier of the Galway Docks. The space will be used for the duration of 2012 and into 2013 for a wide variety of projects and exhibitions, all instigated by local artists affiliated with Adapt Galway’s organisations. Adapt hopes that by doing so, it will provide a unique platform for local artists to showcase their talents at a local and national level. Adapt also hopes to highlight the great potential of such vacant spaces around the city and how they could be used in the future.