Mark Garry: A Winter Light

On the 8th of February The Model welcomed Mark Garry’s most ambitious solo exhibition to date. The exhibitions runs until 20th April...

Mark Garry exhibition at The Model Sligo (image: The Irish Times)

Mark Garry exhibition at The Model Sligo (image: The Irish Times)

Articulating the complete range of Mark’s cultural activities, this survey show will include his acclaimed thread installations, new film works and collaborative music projects. Mark’s work is informed by his interest and engaging with the many mechanisms that influence and effect how one navigates the world, and in particular, the complexity and subjectivity inherent in these navigations.

No stranger to Sligo, Garry returns to The Model after the extremely successful ‘Into The Light’ exhibition from the Arts Council of Ireland during 2012/2013 in which he captivated the attention of visitors with his stellar spectrums of coloured thread installations in The Model galleries.

As part of this new show in February, Garry is also artist in residence at The Model studios here in Sligo, taking advantage of working and living at The Model arts centre over the next few weeks.

One of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists, Garry has held exhibitions at prestigious art venues in Europe and North America, Australia and Asia. He also represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale in a group exhibition and ‘Ireland at Venice 2005’.

As part of this unique exhibition, The Model is also delighted to announce that Cillian Murphy will be participating in the recording aspect of Garry’s show this spring. Keen to work with Mark Garry for some time, Murphy is delighted to be able travel to Sligo to take part in this recording project along with Garry, Nina Hynes, Sean Carpio, Eileen Carpio, Karl Him, Robert Stilman, Sligo based Oliver Alcorn and Berlin based producer Fabien Leseure.

An artist talk with Mark Garry on his curatorial practice will take place today, Thursday February 20th at 2pm.

The exhibition, which has been live for nearly 2 weeks, has already received some brilliant reviews, namely from the Irish Times. The Magnum Lady has also had some brilliant photos on her blog. The exhibition runs until 20th April in The Model.

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