How It Stands, Provisionally IV, Roisin McGannon (Framed)

The Library Project


How it Stands, Provisionally considers ideas related to expectation and capability. Rather than repressing or ignoring discomfort within the body it is being put through this exploratory process, investigating beyond the perceived limits or parameters; the artist is testing their own body physically in the act of making the work. The physicality of the work is not something that is made very obvious. It’s intentional that it is not explicit to the viewer it’s more nuanced rather than drawing direct attention to it. Perhaps this comes from a particular desire to hide or fight through challenges almost to feign, that one is in control. This complicated curious body yearning for solid ground.

Róisín McGannon is a Visual Artist based in Dublin. Since graduating from NCAD with a BA Hons First Class in Fine Art Printmaking she has completed residencies in Block T supported by Fingal Arts and the inaugural residency in Eoin Moylan Studio, Berlin. She exhibited in her first solo show supported by Fingal Arts in January 2019 in A4 Sounds and has exhibited in the RHA 188th Annual Exhibition Dublin, and gone onto show work in Amsterdam, Cork and Kerry.

Her work is concerned with the unreliable and uncertain position of being in the body. Your anchor to the world being unhinged. Through multidisciplinary media she investigates the difference between the functional and the dysfunctional, both physically and emotionally, then in turn obscures and highlights expectation and capability. She is currently completing a residency at Loughshinny Boathouse, Dublin; supported by Fingal Arts Council.

How It Stands, Provisionally IV
Archival Inkjet
40 x 29.5 cm. Framed
Edition of 8
€400 Framed / €180 Unframed

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