Johnston Central Library Gallery Space will host an exhibition titled ‘Landscape and Memory’ curated by visual artist Marilyn Gaffney. The exhibition comprises of 20 international artists work.
One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity, belonging and human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Landscape therefore is not simply what we see, but a way of seeing. We see it with our eye but interpret it with our mind and ascribe values to landscape for intangible spiritual reasons. Landscape can therefore be seen as a cultural construct in which our sense of place and memories inhere.
This group of artists gathered to talk in one shared language -as well as many tongues, on the matter of memory and landscape. Since the landscape changed in times for them, and as much as their eyes allowed, becoming their own. Many of them have come from other countries and cultures, adding to the personal voyage, the re-interpretation of the land by different experiences and tongues.
This exhibition is taking a step into the computer screen to bring the combined international artists together, into a ‘real’ space and ‘real’ artwork that we get a true sense of.
Exhibiting artists include: Malgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka (Poland), Nikolas Lamplaos (Greece), Carly Zufelt (USA), Judith Mazzucco, (USA), Elena Feijoo (USA), Marilyn Gaffney (Ireland), Karen Esteves (USA), Madaline Walker (USA), Tomás Castaño (Spain), Sasha Romashko (Ukraine), Stuart Gibson (USA), Andrew Reid Wildman (Great Britain), Xiaohong Zhang (USA), Reyhaneh Afzalian Naini (Iran), Marta Miranda (Argentina), Yami (France), Klaus Pinter (Austria), Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs (Belgium), Rachel Lin Weaver (USA), Courtney A. Henderson (USA)
Official Opening by Cathaoirleach Shane P. O’Reilly
Welcome by Marta Miranda.
Opening 23 April at 7pm.
The exhibition runs until 22 May and takes place during the Bealtaine Festival 2015.
Irish TV since 12:25 min. to 16:40 min.