10 Apr 2008
Sacred & Profane
Sacred and Profane
Work From 9 Emerging San Francisco Artists
Curated by Jim Ricks
Lisa Rybovich Cralle
Hank Willis Thomas
April 17th - May 24th
Reception: 7pm, Thursday, 17th of April 2008. To be opened by Galway City Councilor Mary Leahy
G126, Ballybane Ind Est, Tuam Rd, Galway, Ireland
Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12 - 5 pm
Features new work by a diverse selection of emerging artists based in the San Francisco area. This is the first time any of these artists have shown in Ireland. The artworks range from delicate, intimate watercolours and detailed illustrations to strong conceptual photography and ramshackle installations.
The show is curated around the theme of the Sacred and the Profane. Contemporary US society has become increasingly contradictory, particularly in fast-paced regions like San Francisco. This dichotomy becomes apparent in the artworks through explorations of long overlooked conflicts and re-evaluations of fame, glamour and even reality. An inevitable disappointment is evident as the gloss of American life fades and cracks, to reveal a chaotic past and present of exploitation. The works of these 9 artists deal with both the beauty and the darker sides of post-modern America.
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