The Laughing Heart is a group exhibition featuring seven artists from KCAT Studios, Callan, Kilkenny. The exhibition has been curated as a result of studio visits by GAC’s curator Maeve Mulrennan over the past eight months. Although a broad range of practices are represented, The Laughing Heart focuses on the duration and process involved in studio based practice through painting, sculpture and animation.
The featured artists are: Thomas Barron | Declan Byrne | Mary Cody | Sinéad Fahey | Fergus Fitzgerald | Karl Fitzgerald | Andrew Pike
"there is a light somewhere"
The title of the exhibition comes from the poem of the same name by Charles Bukowski. The title was chosen to represent the different processes of each artist: the poem speaks of light, duration and affirmation. What was apparent from the very beginning of the curation process was the dedication and focus each artist brings to their practice. Each artist works full-time in KCAT Studios, something which is reflected in their multiple past solo and group exhibitions and projects. KCAT Studio, part of the KCAT Arts and Study Centre Kilkenny, supports each artist and their practice.
The Laughing Heart will open on Thursday April 28th and run until Saturday 14th May 2016
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Image: Mary Cody