Bryan Gerard Duffy - The Fool by the Roadside

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 18th August - Saturday 16th September

Bryan Gerard Duffy - The Fool by the Roadside

“I will build a great wall - and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me - and I’ll build them very inexpensively.”  - American President Donald Trump

The exhibition title was based on Duffy’s naïve intervention, the act of surveying the innards of a decrepit Israeli army tank left isolated on the roadside in the Golan Heights region prior to the 2014 bombings on Gaza. He scaled a wall to invade the tank; he later crossed “the wall” to Bethlehem. The show explores the social consequences of these wall structures and the process of navigating them through the everyday. It presents a volatile playground composed of hideaways, shelters, and interactive materials tempting  the viewer to touch. 

Bryan Gerard Duffy’s work investigates notions of psychological and physical displacement. The Castlebar native is a multi-disciplinary artist having graduated from NCAD, Dublin in 2009.  He has exhibited work in the US, throughout Europe, Africa and The Middle East.  www.bryangerardduffy.com

Adm. Free

Official opening on Friday 18thAugust at 7.30pm by artist Sean Hillen. All welcome.