Stroll on – trio of Irish artists examine themes of travel in NYC
‘Each artist brings to the exhibition a perception of journey that is tied to their individual activities…’ Curator Moran Been-noon introduces a new team exhibit from a trio of rising Irish artists currently at the Irish Arts Centre in New York.
If You Only Walk Extended Enough is a group exhibition by a few Irish-based mostly artists – Leanne McDonagh, Ellie Berry, and Edy Fung at the moment showing at the Irish Arts Centre in New York.
With a title influenced by a quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that issues the notion of vacation as movement in direction of a spot or spot, the exhibition explores ‘travel’ as an aspect in Irish identification by their do the job.
An exhibition for an Irish-American location felt like a fantastic context to elevate the theme. The act of travel is the embodiment of the partnership between land and human. With Ireland’s history, and the Irish diaspora’s record, the tales informed by the artists occur jointly to inspire conversations about vacation and identification and how they are interconnected in an Irish context.
Each and every artist brings to the exhibition a notion of journey that’s tied to their individual ordeals each and every features the audience a second of meditation on how travel can affect who they are, their destination, and their strategy of “somewhere.”
Leanne McDonagh’s perform portrays the Irish Traveller group with a appear from within. McDonagh tells visual tales themed close to cultural pillars of the Traveller neighborhood, perceiving travel as a nomadic way of life instead than striving for a destination. Her photographic tales are vibrant and total of motion in every frame, and encourage a new outlook on travel and of Irish Travellers.
Another photographer difficult the location-focused look at of journey is Ellie Berry, who files her lived expertise as a “walking artist” and her partnership with the Irish landscape. Berry’s initiatives disassemble the act of journey by itself into a pensive, significant movement by means of the land and how we interact with it with our bodies, and by way of a digital camera lens.
Edy Fung delivers their experience of living in diverse areas around the earth, sometimes at the exact same time, into electronic-physical designs and appears built on our perception of movement concerning locations. Travel is portrayed as impartial from the idea of “arriving”. The geographic destinations that surface in the work, do not define the artist’s identification. What signifies identity in Fung’s do the job is the act of journey.
The exhibition runs at the Irish Arts Centre, NYC till 23 July, 2023 – obtain out a lot more in this article.
Two of Leanne McDonagh’s functions, Character and Nurture and Like-Minded Lacks, have been commissioned by RTÉ as part of RTÉ Illuminations – an artwork commissioning challenge in which 30 artists were being commissioned to develop operates throughout the pandemic. Leanne’s get the job done, alongside with the other commissions can be seen at www.rte.ie/illuminations.