Luan Gallery to launch ‘Jealous Wall’ exhibition

Luan Gallery has announced details of its autumn exhibition, entitled Jealous Wall.

Curated by visual artist and curator, Séamus McCormack, a London based Mullingar native, the exhibition features work by Miranda Blennerhassett, Niall de Buitléar, Janine Davidson, Adam Gibney, and David Eager Maher.

The exhibition borrows its title from an architectural construction - ‘The Jealous Wall’ - which was built in Mullingar circa 1760. Using concepts, ideas and themes that the structure, its history and form suggest, the exhibition brings together artists’ practices exploring the baroque, illusion, memory, site and architecture. It features a range of works in various media including installation, video, sculpture and drawing.

Curator, Séamus McCormack, says: "The unique history behind ‘The Jealous Wall’ tells the sordid tale of a family squabble, in which Robert Rochfort, resentful of his brother, built the structure in order to conceal the view of his neighboring sibling’s dwelling. The construction became both a physical and metaphorical barrier between the two men and now remains a pertinent symbol and the source of inspiration for bringing the work of these artists together."

Jealous Wall will launch on Friday, September 1, at 6pm with a wine reception and will run until October 14. All are welcome.

Mayor of Athlone, Aengus O’ Rourke, will speak at the exhibition opening. Luan Gallery is delighted to welcome schools and groups for talks and tours throughout the duration of the exhibition. Guided tours are free of charge and are available on request.

Luan Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm and on Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

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