April 7, 2011 - Lismore Castle Arts - Still Life
April 7, 2011

Still Life

Still Life
Gillian Carnegie, Anne Collier, Mark Leckey, Sherrie Levine, Seth Price and Richard Wright

Curated by Polly Staple
9 April–30 September 2011

Lismore Castle Arts
Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present its 2011 annual exhibition, Still Life, which opens on April 9th and continues until September 30th 2011. Still Life is curated by Polly Staple and is the seventh exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts.

Still Life explores the status of images as objects. Artistic strategies represented in the exhibition include appropriation, repetition and serial production. Points of reference include the production of images influenced by new technologies and the relationship between painting, photography and the moving image.

The unique context of the gallery’s location—a converted wing of a castle, set in extensive formal gardens—provides a further framing device for the exhibition’s broad theme of contemporary arts’ use and understanding of the historic genre of still life.

There are six artists participating in the exhibition: Gillian Carnegie, Anne Collier, Mark Leckey, Sherrie Levine, Seth Price and Richard Wright. The exhibition includes a new site-specific installation by Wright. A catalogue, designed by Studio Frith Kerr London, with commissioned texts by Polly Staple and Richard Birkett, will be published in May 2011 by Lismore Castle Arts to accompany the exhibition.

Confirmed events in support of the exhibition include a talk by Lismore Castle Arts Director (May 2011), Curator’s Talk (July 2011), and an artist’s led seminar (September 2011). Further information on events will be announced in due course on www.lismorecastlearts.ie

About Polly Staple
Polly Staple is Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London. She was formerly Director of Frieze Projects. Over the past ten years she has produced solo projects and exhibitions with artists including Pawel Althamer, Jeremy Deller, Florian Hecker, Martha Rosler, Hito Steyerl and Cathy Wilkes and her most recent group exhibition was ‘Dispersion’ for London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. Staple has also written for a range of catalogues and publications including Art Monthly and Afterall and she is a Contributing Editor of frieze magazine. Staple was a judge for the 2010 Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain.

About Lismore Castle Arts
Lismore Castle Arts, a not-for-profit initiative, was founded in 2005 with the aim of presenting and promoting internationally significant contemporary art to audiences in Ireland and beyond. The gallery hosts one major exhibition per year, as well as a dynamic programme of related events. Since opening, the gallery has played host to the works of artists such as Matthew Barney, Richard Long, Nathalie Djurberg, Gregor Schneider, Artur Żmijewski, Eva Rothschild, Ai Weiwei and Gerard Byrne.

Lismore Castle Arts is situated in the historic gardens of Lismore Castle, and visitors are encouraged to stroll through these beautiful gardens and enjoy the contemporary sculptures on display.

For more information on the exhibition please contact
Paul McAree
Exhibition & Events Coordinator
Lismore Castle Arts
Co Waterford

T: +353 (0)58 54061

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