A Passing Breeze
Curated by Deirdre McKenna; featuring artists: Gerard Carson; and Mary Morgan
A Passing Breeze is an exhibition of works by Gerard Carson and Mary Morgan, exploring elements of human interaction with the world in which we live. Both artists share an interest in things that are overlooked. They endeavor to make visible the things we leave behind, transforming materials into monuments dedicated to a type of nothingness.
Relics of our being here; a residue from which to imagine.
Gerard Carson’s sculptures are a precarious catenation of substances, which become an exercise of balance and imbalance. Carson’s use of materials, such as cardboard, tinfoil and paper, come together and evolve into modular, interconnected sculptures. He describes his practice as intuitive while drawing upon reference points ranging from Russian Constructivism to early space probes.
Mary Morgan is an artist using the near obsolete technique of hand-processed colour photographic prints. This process adds to the allure of the images, elevating her fascination with the aftermath of the everyday. Morgan has created a place where the temporal can exist, and the disregarded within the domestic space is transformed. This study of life’s bits and pieces provokes memories of brief encounters and the ghosts of
‘Prying open the very essence of the inanimate world. You might say that its an anthropology of the present’ – ‘The Blindfold’ by Siri Hustvedt