Give Way, Exhibition & Gallery Talk
Wexford Arts Centre in collaboration with Cow House Studios are pleased to announce a group exhibition of 2014 residency artists Emma Schwartz (USA), Joey Bryniarska (UK), Mathilde Ganancia (France), Paul Gaffney (Ireland) and Woosung Lee (Korea). Now in it’s eighth year, Cow House Studios is a progressive artist-run school and residency programme situated on the O’Gorman family farm at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountain. The autumn residency programme offers a valuable support structure for emerging Irish and international visual artists, situating contemporary art practice alongside a deeply rural, agrarian setting.
This exhibition will bring together new works made during and since the eight week residency programme, and will include drawing, painting, photography, installation and video. These works represent the diverse practices of all five participating artists. Expectations give way to experience, events and new undertakings can overwhelm or disappoint, in the end we simplify and compartmentalise these moments and observations to gain perspective, to study and learn. The works included in this exhibition explore possibilities within the self contained, where complexity is derived from precise explorations of discrete occurrences.
Give Way runs from Monday, September 14th to Thursday, October 8th at Wexford Arts Centre. A gallery talk will be led on Tuesday, September 29th at 2pm by Curator and Cow House Studios Co Director Frank Abruzzese.