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Thursday 6th June – Wednesday 24th July 2013 – Garter Lane Waterford
Part of FOH Space kindly sponsored by AIB Waterford
I’m the Memory of Mannix F. by Ewa Fornal
I’m the Memory of Mannix F. refers to a wall in Dublin covered with peeling paint and cracking varnish. The exhibition is a celebration of the meaning of the place and the stories hidden behind the walls; tracing, observing, recording, witnessing stealing, saving.It explores human presence through the places where the materials have been sourced, the role of surroundings traces the human existence through artefacts. It brings raw environment into gallery frame involving a combination of environmental debris, reveals wide spectrum of colours and textures caused by weather time and corrosion.
Ewa Fornals work deals with dislocation of the urban surface and the its reconstruction to create and reclaim new body of the street. Removing, dislocating, reclaiming and adapting dying surface of the walls the peeling paint and plaster that appear on them subverts the idea of the graffiti artist. Whilst graffiti art paints/sprays/stencils on surface Ewa dislocates the surface itself and reconstructs the various component parts to create a type of collage based. By transferring and manipulating man-made artefacts she is attempting to build new system of references.
Auxiliary programme will also run as part of I’m the memory of Mannix F., and it will also feature in AVENUE 2013; an exciting & innovative visual arts festival that will take place throughout the City of Waterford from Thursday the 11th until Sunday the 28th of July.
Time Free admission and open daily Tue- Sat 11am-5.30pm (and during performances)
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