Is 2 really better than 1?
Do opposites really attract?
Do two halves really make a whole?
PAIRS aims to explore the power of dual relationships through visual art.
Each artwork will be displayed - in tandem - with another artwork.
No pair will look the same, and each pair will be unique.
By ‘pairing’ an artwork with a specific similarity to another, we are exposed to certain features of the art that we may ordinarily overlook. The power of their unity becomes a spectacle in its own right. Each ‘pair’ will enjoy a unique relationship, bound via the aesthetic or conceptual, through form or through narrative.
Curated by Sophie Murphy, PAIRS will feature art from some leading Irish and International contemporary visual artists, including Shane Berkery - who recently, has had work feature in the Start Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery this month - Dublin-based street artist Decoy & James Kirwan. The works of some international treasures - none of which are new to the global art scene - will also make an appearance. Two works by Jay Miriam (NYC, currently pursuing a MFA in New York Academy of Art), a large scale work by Miniature Tigers star Charlie Brand (LA), and two works by Slovakia-born, Texas-based painter, Katarina Janeckova.
The theme of dual relationships, opposites, halves, doubles and 2’s, will pervade the exhibition -. Expect music and art, and either through refreshments (courtesy of Glendalough Distillery & Caterway Fruit and Veg), entertainment (Courtesy of Hugh Cooney, who will be performing a short form piece at the opening or decor...inside/outside, night/day, red wine/white wine... prepare to see nothing that isn’t paired.
RARE Art Gallery,
12 Castle Market St,
September 28 - October 6
Fintan O Byrne