Atrium Space | ⊥ᴚƎƎ | Joe Hanly
“There is an eternal tree called the Ashvattha, (the tree of life in Sanskrit) which has its roots above and its branches below”.1
Unfamiliar familiar, a world on its head. is a 30 foot oak tree suspended by its roots to hang down the central void of TBG+S. hangs from the red beam on the top floor, passing the three oval voids, until its uppermost branches arrive below to hover in mid-air and rotate at a slow and even pace above the foyer on the ground floor.
The artist would like to acknowledge the contributions of Martin Oakes, Robert Oakes, Tanad Williams, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Patricia Béna Hanly and Stephane Béna Hanly.
Joe Hanly is one of the founders of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. His practice combines painting and printmaking. He has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland since the early 1980s with solo exhibitions in at Project Arts Centre, Limerick City Gallery of Art, RHA Gallery, the Butler Gallery, the Model Sligo and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
The Atrium Space provides a project space for current TBG+S studio artists to exhibit their work, creating an active space outside of the studio to exhibit finished work or work in progress.
1This quote is taken from the Katha Upandishad, an ancient Hindu text which unveils the secrets of life and death.