My Minds i
- Audio Description
Janet Mullarney, My Minds i
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
October 24th – December 14th 2015
Discovery Pens make art accessible to people with visual impairments by playing audio descriptions of the works, as well as statements by the artists and curators of the exhibition. This is especially relevant in an exhibition that explores the interior of the mind and visual mental imagery.
In the exhibition, small fragile sculptures are juxtaposed with backdrops and a heightened lighting scheme where a mysterious theatrical world will unfold. More like drawings, and avoiding any obligation to the monumental, these small insignificant figures stand alone on large open spaces to create an anarchic independence, and the subversive effectiveness of the silent interior of the artist’s thoughts.
My Mind’s i will unwind some inner vision suggesting the vastness of experience and aloneness of each individual in their transition through life, regardless of their experiences. Consequently, it can only be translated through the viewer and suggests the impossibility of knowing oneself or the other.
First shown at Highanes Gallery, My Minds i, is Mullarney’s first large-scale exhibition in five years and will be shown in a site-specific configuration for the four segmented spaces of the Butler Gallery. My Minds i, is an Arts Council Touring exhibition curated by Aoife Ruane, Director of Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, with lighting design by Marcus Costello
Janet Mullarney, ARHA, is one of Ireland’s most important artists working today. The title of the exhibition, My Minds i, refers to the idiom mind’s eye and to the human ability for visualisation, for the experiencing of visual mental imagery; one’s ability to ‘see’ things with the mind, and to the power of the psychic imagination that communicates important subterranean messages to be deciphered.
Alongside the Discovery Pens, touch resources are available at the reception of the Butler Gallery for visitors. The Butler Gallery can also facilitate audio described tours for groups of 5+. For more information contact Bairbre-Ann Harkin at the Butler Gallery on 056 7761106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Butler Gallery (until 13 Dec 2015)
The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
T: 056 776 1106
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4.30pm
My Minds i opens at Wexford Arts Centre Autumn 2016