|Janet Mullarney: My Minds I|
|Senior Irish artist, Janet Mullarney, presents her first large scale exhibition in five years, at Highlanes Gallery.|
The title of the exhibition My Minds I refers to the idiom mind's eye, to the human ability for visualisation, for experiencing of visual mental imagery; one's ability to 'see' things with the mind, and to the power of the psychic imagination to communicate complex subliminal codes.
In the exhibition small fragile sculptures are juxtaposed with simple backdrops within a heightened lighting scheme, where mysterious theatrical scenes unfold.
The exhibition has been awarded an Arts Council Touring Grant and is sponsored by Clarke's Bar, Drogheda, once home to 20th century artist Nano Reid.
|Abigail O'Brien's With Bread On Tour|
|McCloskey's Traditional and Artisan Bakery, Drogheda is the sponsor of the touring solo exhibition by artist Abigail O'Brien organised by Highlanes Gallery. With Bread is an exhibition of photographs, sculpture and video.|
Following record breaking seasons at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda in the autumn of 2013, and The Dock, St. George’s Street, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim in spring 2014, the exhibition has touring and currently on view at Limerick City Gallery of Art.
While bread and the craft of making it are nearly as old as civilisation itself, Pain au levain was the first leavened bread, probably discovered in Egypt six thousand years ago. Abigail O'Brien's interest in bread, its elemental properties, the magical process that takes place in its making, its centrality in human daily life across race and culture and religion, its familial, social and cultural importance, and its rich symbolism, spans some twenty years.