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The official opening of
NUDE [blatant exhibitionism]
a mixed media group exhibition at The Kenny Gallery
Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway
will take place on Saturday 9th July 2011 at 2.00pm
In association with Galway Arts Festival 2011
Guest Speaker: NUALA NÍ CHONCHÚIR
Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s début novel You (New Island, 2010) was called ‘a heart-warmer’ by The Irish Times
and ‘a gem’ by The Irish Examiner. Her third short story collection Nude was shortlisted for the UK’s Edge
Hill Prize; her third poetry collection The Juno Charm appears from Salmon Poetry in 2011.
The exhibition continues daily, 9.00am to 5.00pm,
Monday to Saturday, through the month of July.
Artwork: ‘Male Nude’ © Mick O’Dea RHA.
Nuala Ní Chonchúir Image: © Emilia Krysztofiak.
For centuries the nude has fascinated artists. From the Venus of Willendorf through the statuary of classical Greece and Rome and on to the present we have sought to depict the human body, sometimes idealised, sometimes not so idealised... without clothes! Perhaps the lack of contemporaneous attire makes for a lasting statement - the unadorned human form having an accessible and resonant association for viewers.
The Kenny Gallery has invited a host of contemporary Irish artists to provide their take on the Human Form. For some it is their stock in
trade - but for others it will be something of an artistic stretch, and the exhibition will be all the stronger for their required ingenuity.
Some of the almost 50 visual artists already confirmed to take part include Mick O’Dea RHA, John Behan RHA, Brian Ballard RUA, Katerzyna Gajewska, Mario Sughi, Dean Kelly, Jennifer Cunningham, Brian Ferran RUA, Mike Absalom, Rory Breslin, John Coll, Marja van Kampen, James Hanley RHA, Brian Bourke HRHA & Mia Funk.
Some work will be representational - while others may question themes of 'Nude vs Naked' in art; or indeed the use of the Nude for satirical purposes – as in 'those' Taoiseach paintings by Conor Casby which will feature in this exhibition, giving the audience a chance to see what all the fuss was about!
Expect classical, humorous, sombre, shocking, gentle, powerful and colourful works.
The Kenny Gallery, Liosban Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway, Ireland.
Free Admission - 9:00-5:00,
Monday to Saturday, July 9 - Aug 4.
Contact: Tom Kenny / Dean Kelly
(Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +353 91 709350)
The Kenny Gallery
Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road
Tel: +353 91 709350
Direct Line: + 353 91 709357