“The important thing is no longer the storage but the display.” – Paul Virilio Padraig Robinson’s 228 Lashes is a sparsely populated show in Galway’s 126 gallery. The fully lit neutrality of the white rectangle space draws the viewer in to scrutinise the pieces that comprise an installation ruled by a minimalist inclination. The paucity of works highlights the artist’s three choices: An illuminated retail style sign with a cryptic logo, the lowering of a single gallery light fixture to around… Read More »
Upon entering the ‘shoebox’ (and I don’t mean that in a bad way) of 126, one is confronted with the formal language of minimalism that is both the continental zeitgeist and the prevailing aesthetic of the gallery’s current team of Board Members. The young spectacled volunteer gallerists sit around a designer desk at the entrance to the hyper hip, über clean space. The whole thing is palatably not your old Galway (in despite of the Celtic crap affixed to the building’s exterior) and something… Read More »
Redress Board: www.rirb.ie redress state – questions imagined A durational performance by Dominic Thorpe 126, Artist-run Gallery, Galway 12th May – 5th June, 2010 All photos courtesy Jonathan Sammon and the artist.
“To have read Das Kapital in the 1970s wasn’t a complete waste of time because it has helped me understand China in the 1990’s.” – Jan Wong Red China Blues, 1996 “To Get Rich Is… (around the corner and on the opposite wall) Glorious”. Each letter rises above eye level and works as a separate sculptural piece. They are comprised of hundreds of cheap everyday materials… all plastic and garish. The subject of this exhibition is former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Deng Xioping. Along… Read More »