If and then... (again) is a multi-media exhibition by Liam O'Callaghan.
The process of O’Callaghan’s work is one that leaves time and space for continued inventiveness, experimentation and play. A continuing process of thinking by hand, with a make shift, make-do aesthetic is apparent in each work. O’Callaghan’s performative process explores the poetry of objects and the act of making, leading to a collision of sound and object and a sense of experience, for both the artist and the audience. This performative and experimental process creates work that the viewer can question and consider. It frames a darker side to society and the struggles of the human condition in a world striving for a homogenized idealism.
Liam O’Callaghan (b. 1968, Ireland) is based in Dublin; he studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Recent solo shows include: If and Then…, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, 2014; Bit Symphony, Temple Bar Gallery Dublin 2011; Rasche Ripken Gallery Berlin, 2009 and Made to Make do Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin, 2006. Selected group shows include: O Brave New World, Rubicon Projects Brussels, 2013; Terrible Beauty, Dublin Contemporary 2011 and Twenty, IMMA Dublin & Redefine: Readymade, Kunstverein Schwerin, 2011. Liam O’Callaghan is represented by the Rubicon Gallery.
Liam O’Callaghan Companion Structures 2014 digital photograph courtesy Rubicon Gallery
Liam O’Callaghan Ordinary Man Series (The rise and Fall of a Man, Kinda) no.5 2014 digital photograph courtesy Rubicon Gallery.