Horizon Sprawl

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Curated by Stéphanie Bertrand
Artists: Chris Banahan, Carla Burns, Seán Crum, Adrian Duncan, Leo Fitzmaurice, Bernhard Gaul, Orla Gilheany, Gemma Gore, Teresa Gillespie, Amanda Graham, Paul Hallahan, Shelagh Honan, Helen Horgan, Ciaran Hussey, Frederike Leclerc, Róisín McArdle, Kevin Mooney, Tadhg Ó Cuirrín, Fiona O’Dwyer, Will O’Kane, Seamus O’Rourke, Paul Quast, Elaine Reynolds, Mary Ryan, Kristian Smith
Exhibition dates: 24 August – 15 September 2012

Ormston House is delighted to announce the artists selected for Horizon Sprawl curated by Stéphanie Bertrand: Chris Banahan, Carla Burns, Seán Crum, Adrian Duncan, Leo Fitzmaurice, Bernhard Gaul, Orla Gilheany, Gemma Gore, Teresa Gillespie, Amanda Graham, Paul Hallahan, Shelagh Honan, Helen Horgan, Ciaran Hussey, Frederike Leclerc, Róisín McArdle, Kevin Mooney, Tadhg Ó Cuirrín, Fiona O’Dwyer, Will O’Kane, Seamus O’Rourke, Paul Quast, Elaine Reynolds, Mary Ryan, Kristian Smith.

Visions of the near future all promise an ever-greater sprawl, with carefully laid plans for the consistent implementation of development, growth and accumulation – whether suburban, touristic, financial, consumerist – sure to engulf the remaining open stretches of space and thought with overwhelming indiscrimination. Yet out of this prospective, jumbled panorama of equally exciting new places, things and information, an occasional figment arises, endowed with all the manic clarity of age-old intimate significance. Looped and superimposed against an undifferentiated ground, it commands attention away from the banal register of lateral translations and franchise opportunities, incessantly compelling a return to its idiosyncratic pattern of recognition.

Horizon Sprawl brings together works by 25 member artists of Ormston House, selected at the outcome of an open call by invited curator Stéphanie Bertrand. While the works in the exhibition don’t follow a particular thematic line, taken as a whole they suggest claustrophobic sprawls and accretions that incur blurred visions and blind spots, but also give rise to obsessive images, gestures and figures that coalesce owing to their faithful personal means of account.

The exhibition will preview on Thursday 23 August at 6pm. Admission is free. All welcome.

Horizon Sprawl is kindly supported by Limerick City Arts Office.

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Image: detail from THE WHOLE; GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS (2012) by Elaine Reynolds A draft of the june http://buyessayonline.ninja/ 2006 commission report is also available