Janet Mullarney: My Minds I (October 24 – December 13, 2015)
Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Highlanes Gallery continues to grow, not only by bringing to Drogheda world class exhibitions like the One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People which opened last week, but Highlanes also develops exhibitions with important Irish artists like Janet Mullarney, which this week, opened at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny Castle.
Janet Mullarney, ARHA, is one of Ireland’s most important artists working today. The title of the exhibition, My Minds i, refers to the idiom ‘mind’s eye’ and to the human ability for visualisation, for the experiencing of visual mental imagery; one’s ability to ‘see’ things with the mind, and to the power of the psychic imagination that communicates important subterranean messages to be deciphered.
“The title refers to all these objects that are on large lightboxes or else producing strange shadows in the next room or referring to ‘my mind’s eye’ which is my subconscious”, says Mullarney. “They surface in the studio and things get put on or struck off or broken on purpose – they just make sense and I leave them at that. I don’t want to know what they’re saying”.
First shown at Highanes Gallery (30 January – 11 April, 2015), My Minds i, is Mullarney’s first large-scale exhibition in five years and will be shown in a site-specific configuration for the four segmented spaces of the Butler Gallery.
Janet Mullarney: My Minds i, is an Arts Council Touring exhibition curated by Aoife Ruane, Director of Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, with lighting design by Marcus Costello.
Watch the video below of Mullarney’s ‘My Minds i – shadows‘
And there is further news of the tour, which will open in Autumn 2016 in Wexford Arts Centre for the Wexford Opera Festival, and then to Highlanes Gallery’s cross border partner, the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio in Banbridge, Co. Down.
Butler Gallery in Kilkenny Castle.
Gallery Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10.00am-1.00pm, 2.00pm-4.30pm