Brian Fay – The Most Recent Forever

18 Feb, 2023 - 24 Mar, 2023 All Day
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Highlanes Gallery is delighted to announce Brian Fay -The Most Recent Forever, a survey exhibition of the artist’s drawing practice, presented as a national tour in partnership with Limerick City Gallery of Art and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre. Brian Fay is an artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the School of Art and Design at TU Dublin.

Having recently undergone a shift in our own understanding of time and duration due to the pandemic, how we feel and experience time in different ways has resonated with so many of us. Brian Fay’s practice uses different representational strategies of drawing to record, depict and present models of time and temporality using pre-existing artefacts, objects and artworks to stand in for our own experience of time.

This exhibition will present an overview of Fay’s drawing practice from the last two decades. While there will be core groups of drawings throughout the tour, new drawings will be made derived directly from the collections or contexts associated with each venue. As a result, the exhibition itself will evolve and adapt, becoming something different in time at each stage of the tour. Brian will also curate the collections at Highlanes Gallery and Limerick City Gallery of Art that resonate with his work.

Towards the latter part of the tour, a catalogue will be produced with texts from Poet Vona Groarke, Art Historian Tim Stott and designed by Oonagh Young. This exhibition and national tour have been enabled by an Arts Council Touring Award.

Brian Fay is an artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at TU Dublin. Using drawing, he examines the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects to consider our complex relationships to time. He exhibits nationally and internationally and recently undertook a residency at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency Programme, USA, in 2022. His work is in the National Gallery of Ireland, Arts Council Collection, National Drawing Collection, Crawford Art Gallery, DLR Art Collection and the Office of Public Works. In 2014 he won the Derwent International Drawing Prize, and in 2016, the AXA Drawing Prize.

The exhibition opened on Saturday, 8 October and continues until Saturday, 12 November 2022, then opening at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, on Thursday, 1 December, and Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen on Saturday, 18 February 2023.

An exhibition guide with text written by art critic and writer Aidan Dunne will accompany the exhibition. Towards the latter part of the tour, a catalogue will be produced with texts from Poet Vona Groarke, Art Historian Tim Stott and designed by Oonagh Young.

Find out more here.