Brian Fay -The Most Recent Forever, a survey exhibition of the artist’s drawing practice, which we are presenting as a national tour in partnership with Limerick City Gallery of Art and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, will open on Saturday 8th October with an in conversation between Brian Fay and artist Maud Cotter at 3.15pm.
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. 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.