Studio Talk: ‘Apokalypsis’ Lucy McKenna

13 February 2015

Friday 13 February 2015, 6pm Studio 9

Friday 13 February 2015 | 6pm
Studio 9
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Lucy McKenna makes work that is concerned with belief systems and seemingly divergent ideologies relating to reality and existence. She has been resident in Studio 9 at TBG+s for the past year and in this open studio event will discuss her recent work and influences and inspirations behind her artistic practice.

Taking place on Friday the 13th, this event's title ‘Apokalypsis’ is a Greek work meaning ‘revelation’ or a revealing of truth or knowledge. It is also the first word in (and alternative name for) the Book of Revelation the most controversial and disputed book in the New Testament and the source of many extreme Christian beliefs.

Studio Talks at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are informal events in which member studio artists discuss their recent work in the familiar surroundings of their own studio. These events are free of charge, and provide an opportunity to gain an insight into the particular motivations behind an artist’s work. All are welcome.

Lucys Mckenna’s work aims to trace humanity's continuous attempt to reconcile its positioning or exclusivity in the universe, whether that be through methods of scientific experiment, technological progression, ritual practice, or folklore. Focusing on commonalities in different philosophical theories, her works seek to unfold the information hidden in those spaces where the analytic and the intuitive concur. Lucys practice is a multidisciplinary one consisting of drawing, photography, film, installation, sculptural works and sourced object. Upcoming group exhibition in VISUAL Carlow, March 2015. Recent exhibitions include Naughton Gallery, Queens University Belfast; Limerick Arts Encounter, Limerick; Iona College NY, USA; GalleryWest, Toronto, Canada; Kilkenny Arts Festival; With Space Gallery, Beijing, China; Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo; White Box Gallery, NYC, USA. Recent awards include Irish Arts Council Project Award (2012) and Culture Ireland award for international exhibition (2013). Residencies undertaken, Vermont Studio Center (2008); NES Iceland (2009); Artscape Toronto (2010); and Kilkenny Arts Office (2011). Lucy is also a member of The Good Hatchery for 2014/2015.