Eoin Mc Hugh

the skies will be friendlier then

14th November 2014 - 24th January 2015

Eoin Mc Hugh
little Hans nightlight
2014
nickel silver and lighting unit
edition of 2 + 1 AP
49 x 44 x 41 cm / 19.3 x 17.3 x 16.1 in
Additional Views
Eoin Mc Hugh
wire mother
2014
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium
47 x 37 cm / 18.5 x 14.6 in
Eoin Mc Hugh
the skies will be friendlier then
2014
wool and mixed media
306 x 492 cm / 120.5 x 193.7 in  
Additional Views
Eoin Mc Hugh
the ground itself is kind, black butter
2014
black sheepskin, wax, steel and mixed media
224 x 122 x 190 cm / 88.2 x 48 x 74.8 in
Additional Views
Eoin Mc Hugh
what we know in what we see
2014
wool, silk and mixed media
248 x 355 cm / 97.6 x 139.8 in  
Additional Views
Eoin Mc Hugh
song, wandering womb
2014
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium
47 x 61.5 cm / 18.5 x 24.2 in !
Eoin Mc Hugh
the skies will be friendlier then
14th November 2014 - 10th January 2015

 

Eoin Mc Hugh
what we know in what we see
2014
wool, silk and mixed media
248 x 355 cm / 97.6 x 139.8 in
 
 
 
 

 

Eoin Mc Hugh
the skies will be friendlier then
14th November 2014 - 10th January 2015
 

 

Eoin Mc Hugh
the ground itself is kind, black butter
2014
black sheepskin, wax, steel and mixed media
224 x 122 x 190 cm / 88.2 x 48 x 74.8 in
 

 

Eoin Mc Hugh
wire mother
2014
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium
47 x 37 cm / 18.5 x 14.6 in
Eoin Mc Hugh
the skies will be friendlier then
14th November 2014 - 10th January 2015
 

 

Eoin Mc Hugh
little Hans nightlight
2014
nickel silver and lighting unit
edition of 2 + 1 AP
49 x 44 x 41 cm / 19.3 x 17.3 x 16.1 in
Eoin Mc Hugh
the skies will be friendlier then
14th November 2014 - 10th January 2015
 

 

Eoin Mc Hugh
the skies will be friendlier then
2014
wool and mixed media
306 x 492 cm / 120.5 x 193.7 in
Mc Hugh
song, wandering womb
2014
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium
47 x 61.5 cm / 18.5 x 24.2 in !
 

 

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is pleased to announce ‘the skies will be friendlier then’, an exhibition of new work by Eoin Mc Hugh. This will be the artist’s first exhibition in Ireland since the acclaimed ‘Augury’ at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2013.
 
Mc Hugh’s hyper-real/hyper-surreal language is driven by his interest in the psychology of imagery; a two and three dimensional investigation of the space between the image, the object and the idea. 'the skies will be friendlier then' marks a major development within Mc Hugh’s practice, introducing ambitiously complex sculptural and textile works. Several Persian and Turkish carpets are reconstructed as large-scale collages where forms are suggested from neutral abstract patterns in conflict. An enormous, flayed and headless beast, like something never witnessed before, is in turn confronted by an equally otherworldly, crouching infant. These works, accompanied by an intimate oil painting of a woman lying in foetal position, apparently cite the early history and aesthetics of psychoanalysis and the poems of Wallace Stevens and Seamus Heaney. These references, however, are by no means immediately obvious, and through suspension of disbelief, Mc Hugh strives to constantly keep the viewer questioning how they process images, preventing one definitive interpretation being extracted from the work.
 
Eoin Mc Hugh currently lives and works in Berlin. His solo shows include Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2013); TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, Finland (2012); Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2009); Centre d’art Contemporain, Château des Adhémar, Montélimar, France (2008); TBG+S, Dublin (2006). Group shows include 'Interlude', Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2011); 'Perfect Solitude', Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; 'Thingamajig', Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland; 'Terror and the Sublime', Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2010); 'Flight of the Dodo', Project Arts Centre, Dublin; 'Warming to Rabelais, Like Things Frozen', FRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Abbaye de Lagrasse, Lagrasse (2008); 'Don’t Box me in', Galeria Leme, San Paolo; 'Rendez Vous', in conjunction with the Lyon Biennale, France (2007) travelling to Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2008); 'The Square Root of Drawing', TBG+S, Dublin; EV+A, Limerick (2006); ‘Precaution’, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2005).