Furtive Tears | Hugh Lane Gallery to Host Special Event

To celebrate artist Niamh McCann’s new exhibition and book Furtive Tears, the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin 1 will host a special event on December 18.

From 4.30 – 5.45, Ros na Run actor Pol Penrose will perform a reading from the book, accompanied by tenor Sean Kennedy.  According to the gallery, McCann’s work brings together the mythologies of Sir Edward Carson (Irish unionist politician and barrister) with Hans Poelzig (German architect, painter and set-designer) to explore the interplay of fact and fiction and the dynamic relationship between the audience, object and mode of display.

Featuring the bronze cast nose of Michael Collins (from the original statue by Seamus Murphy), a taxidermied deer with inflated latex mask and neon, a reimagining of a panda bear and a bronze balaclava titled False Prophet, the Furtive Tears exhibition combines the surreal, the bizarre and the perverse, inviting remnants of the past into the present and the things of the present into the future.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, featuring essays by writers Darran Anderson and Chris Fite Wassilak. To purchase a copy of the book, contact the gallery bookshop at 089 2202855.

Meanwhile, if one misses this special event, the Furtive Tears exhibition continues until January 6, 2019

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