Brian Connolly [N.
Sat. 2nd March 2002
Sat/Sun 3rd - 24th March 2002
Brian Connolly's practice embraces a range of contemporary art
forms and media in pursuit of artworks that reveal evocative, sometimes
hidden, layers of a particular place. His work passionately challenges
societal views of history, culture & politics and he attaches
particular importance to considering the role of art within contemporary
culture. He has participated extensively in artist-initiated projects
in Europe as well as in Canada, Mexico, Ireland and the UK. He has
a history of initiating artists' projects including the influential
'Available Resources' in Derry. He is a board member of the Artists
Association of Ireland, the Sculptors Society of Ireland and is
a member of the editorial board of Circa Contemporary Art Magazine,
At trace: he will be initiating a series of games, activities and
tasks as host and facilitator. These activities will create a layering
in the hope of drawing comparisons with the complexity of contemporary
existence within an increasingly Globalised economic structure.
"I would also be delighted to contrive a sense of visual absurdity
and fun in our endeavour......Something will be left for posterity"