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Danny McCarthy: Beyond Silence

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Name: Danny McCarthy: Beyond Silence
Date: July 24, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Event Description:

Multiple ceramic bells and mesmeric static musical figurines installed in the Crawford Art Gallery prompt the viewer to pause a while. The work allows a moment, for the imagination to grow with the sounds prompted by the visual spectacle.

McCarthy’s practice has long concerned itself with promoting the simple of idea of listening. In a departure from creating sound, for this exhibition, McCarthy foregrounds our daily, ever present background soundscape.

The Artist brings together over 500 found ceramic objects, which have been either muted by the artist or by their material restrictions. McCarthy is a gatherer and scours car boot sales and second hand shops to find discarded objects that have been overlooked and under used.

Beyond Silence playfully triggers memories to create potential imaginary mindscapes. The installations are accompanied by drawings created by the artist during a recent residency at the prestigious Rauschenberg Foundation in Florida. McCarthy immersed himself in the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg’s practise, which led to his use of erasure as a tool of engagement in the drawings and further engaged with his interest in listening.

Danny McCarthy is one of Ireland’s pioneers of performance art and sound art and he continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad. McCarthy is also gatherer and scours car boot sales and second hand shops to find discarded objects that have been overlooked and under used.

Location:
Crawford Art Gallery - The Long Room
Date/Time Information:
Until 12 August
Contact Information:
Dyane Hanrahan Marketing & Communications Manager 021 490 7856
Fees/Admission:
Free Admission
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