Time: 6-9pm Friday 7th June 2019
Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios
Admission free - All welcome - No booking required
To coincide with his exhibition Lift Yourself at Pallas Projects/Studios, Tadhg Ó Cuirrín will be joined in conversation by artist Shane Finan in discussing some of the themes of the exhibition, and any other tangential topics which may arise. They will compliment this discussion with generous amounts of karaoke. We invite you to join us for an evening of karaoke and singing how you feel. Kim Gordon, of Sonic Youth, said you can never have a crush on art with the same intensity of the infatuation you have for a pop song.
This is the best chance for you to be heard.
To make your dreams manifest. To become a believer in noise. To affirm your right to be different and to turn your bad singing in to a political act.
To make that song your own.
Lift Yourself is a series of small watercolour works on paper that draw inspiration from the omnipresence of plastic as a material and a symbol, conspiracy theories, the mountainous landscape of northern Việt Nam, consumerism, the weather, the Crystal World and Mount Analogue, environmentalism, and Kanye West.
Tadhg Ó Cuirrín is an Irish visual artist and teacher based in Hà Nội, Vietnam. He received an honours degree in Fine Art, Painting in the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2009. He works in a variety of different media, has exhibited somewhat widely in the past, and has worked for a number of artist-run spaces and organisations. His work is interested in the strategies we employ to make sense of the often bewildering world around us.
Shane Finan is a visual artist from Sligo, Ireland. He holds BA in Fine Art from IT Sligo and an MSc in Interactive Digital Media from Trinity College Dublin.
Work including painting, sculpture, mixed media installation and interactive digital media in indoor and outdoor spaces. Projects engage with community, place and technology. Works influenced by the places where they are made, and by the social and cultural aspects of these place. Proud to be a member of Visual Artists Ireland, the representative body for artists in Ireland, and a constant source of support and information. www.shanefinanart.org