The L Shape in The Dock Arts Centre

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

The L Shape in The Dock Arts Centre

Image Credits: Still from Going to the Mountain, 10 minutes, 2015, Jenny Brady

The L Shape is an exhibition featuring artists Jenny Brady and Sarah Browne at the centre of which are two moving image works; a new presentation of Brady’s Going to the Mountain (2015) and Browne’s The Invisible Limb (2014).


This exhibition is showing for the first time in a gallery context in Ireland and it is here on our doorsteps in The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon and opens on Saturday, September 15.
A nod to the physical relationship between The Dock’s two gallery spaces, The L Shape is conceived as an exhibition that foregrounds the point at which two distinct artistic practices meet and thereby generate momentum.
The exhibition title also refers to the shape of a periscope, an instrument for observation that, like both Going to the Mountain and The Invisible Limb plays with and redirects the reflective properties of the mirror, an object frequently used as a metaphor for cinema.


Embracing the transformation of The Dock’s two main galleries into proto-cinema spaces, The L Shape will be framed by two screening events relating to ideas in Brady and Browne’s moving image works.
Ventriloquist Nina Conti will take part in a discussion after the screening of her film Her Master’s Voice (2012) on Saturday, September 22 and artist John Smith will participate in a conversation around his work in relation to The L Shape on Saturday, October 13.


For more details visit www.thedock.ie
This unique exhibition continues until Saturday November 3.

Artist Talk

At 2pm on Saturday, September 15 there will be an exhibition preview and talk with Alice Butler, Jenny Brady and Sarah Browne.
The following week on Saturday, September 22 there will be a screening and talks with Nina Conti at 1pm.
“Part of the Visual Artists Ireland International Speakers Series.”

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