Anna Macleod | Meadhbh O’Connor
Friday, 21st August – Sunday, 13th September
Opening hours: 12 noon – 6 pm, Wednesday – Sunday
O’Connor and Macleod have developed a duo exhibition which looks at the planet and where we stand now on the precipice of ecological disaster with County Galway, on Ireland’s Atlantic West Coast, where we are uniquely impacted by our changing climates. This exhibition is part of the Meaningful / Encounters 2020 programme curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran.
The work by Anna Macleod in this exhibition follows a 6-week residency at Áras Éanna on Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, where the action of water is visible in the formation of the unique visible surface the Glacio – Karst limestone landscape. Here water is held as a wealth of fresh groundwater interlinking the islands beneath the sea in an invisible network of rivers.
For a number of years, Méadhbh O’Connor’s work has been driven by a deep interest in science and the environment. This was due to identifying with scientific thinking and a pantheistic perspective she holds that sees all of nature––all the universe––as one expression of a mystical and even divine materialisation. In her work, she collides the poetic and the analytic, the spiritual and the technological, the expressive and the restrained, the natural and the engineered; in an effort to find harmony amongst these different registers.
The exhibition will open to the public from 12 noon on Friday the 21st of August, there will be no public reception due to covid-19 restrictions. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines while visiting the gallery. 126 has provided hand sanitisers at the entrance for our visitors to use.