Group exhibition with Carl Doran, Patrick Corcoran, Maurice Foley and Lawrence Weiner
Curated by Michele Horrigan
August 24th until October 13th
For this show, I will present Cáit’s Tale, a visual story of friendship, location and departure.
In 150 AD geographer Ptolemy, living in Alexandria, produced the earliest map of Ireland, directing humanity to a place called Regia, located at the same site as what is now known as Limerick City. As this settlement turned into the city of today, this group exhibition investigates aspects of Limerick’s urbanity, and wonders what kind of rumours Ptolemy might have heard. While the strange persistence of silence is typically an idyllic rural perception, this show considers the quiet stillness and possibility for contemplation contemporary urban life in Limerick can offer, as artworks by Patrick Corcoran, Carl Doran and Maurice Foley suggest. The show also incorporates a textwork by American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, located in an alleyway in Georgian Limerick.