‘Somewhere between perception and reality’, a group show at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present a group show entitled ‘Somewhere between perception and reality’. A ‘lighter’ version of the exhibition was first presented at VUE , Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair (Royal Hibernian Academy, 1-4 November).

The show features work by the following gallery artists:

HUGH CUMMINS, JOHN FITZSIMONS, JORDI FORNIES, CONRAD FRANKEL, CLAIRE HALPIN (shortlisted for the Savills Prize), EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN, MIRIAM MCCONNON, YANNY PETTERS, KELLY RATCHFORD and FREDA RUPP.

as well as work by our Associate Gallery Artists, namely, AISLING CONROY, DAVID FOX, PAUL JAMES KEARNEY, SHEILA NAUGHTON and VICKY SMITH.

‘Somewhere between perception and reality’ is an exploration of the world of appearances, of surface scratching and the way we have to read between the lines -or images and layers- to get to the core of things.

Sometimes we have to look within to understand what’s without, but are we really looking? In the current climate of fake news, half-truths, rushed verdicts and online knee-jerk reactions, maybe art can help us navigate the tortuous roads of reality by asking us to look again and again, to consider how others perceive our world. Then we might see theirs or at least find common ground…

This exhibition runs from 9th December 2018 to 17th February 2019.

The gallery will be closed from Sunday, 23rd December 2018 to Friday, 4th January 2019. Our show will resume on Saturday, 5th January 2019.

Image: John Fitzsimons, Desert Settlement, oil on board, 42×53 cm.