Burren College of Art – 2019 autumn exhibition

The Consequence of Memory and Pulse

Sean Cotter, Gary Robinson and Thomas Brezing

September 12 – October 18, 2019


The Gallery | Burren College of Art | Ballyvaughan | Co. Clare | H91 H299

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Please note: The Gallery will be closed for a private event for the dates of September 19 and 20, and will reopen the following Monday, September 23.

The coming exhibition at the Burren College of Art  “The Consequence of Memory and Pulse”, is a collaborative exhibition by Irish artists: Sean Cotter, Gary Robinson and Thomas Brezing, and  is a continuation of an earlier group show, “Memory Has A Pulse” which was shown in Gallery 126 and the Galway Arts Festival in 2017.

One of the aims of the current exhibition is to contribute to the current conversation around the Anthropocene and geological time.

The three artists felt they hadn’t fully exhausted the different concepts and themes in 2017 and decided to revisit and develop the ideas further into a new body of work, without losing connectivity to the previous work.

One share element of the exhibition was the burial and retrieval of work (paintings, sculptures, memorabilia, and bricolage) in soil/earth, the ‘giving up’ and surrendering of work; and the handing over to the Earth’s digestive system.

The objects change when exposed to the elements, and they change when they are buried, through the properties of the soil.  The soil keeps the memory and transforms what it’s been given.

The artists will take the work that has been ‘digested’ in the Earth and use it to inform and contribute to the wider discussion on memory of place and person and its malleability.

The exhibition will be opened by Irish artist, Shane Cullen, at the reception on September 12.

Further information: https://www.burrencollege.ie/consequence-memory-pulse  or contact Lisa Newman (0) 65 7077200 or lisa@burrencollege.ie

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