6 Jan 2011

The 4th Annual 126 Members' Show: OUT OF A BOX

126 presents:
The 4th Annual 126 Members' Show
January 6th until January 29th

As part of our continued commitment to support our membership, 126 is proud to present its forth annual members' show, to be held this year for the first time in our Queen Street premises. 126 is grateful for the financial and moral support of its members and each year offers this special opportunity to exhibit their work.

The members were asked to respond to the theme 'Out of a Box'.

The term 'out of the box' is said to derive from a famous puzzle created by early 20th century British mathematician Henry Ernest Dudeney, in which someone is asked to interconnect nine dots in a three-by-three grid by using four straight lines drawn without the pencil leaving the paper. In order to be successful, the puzzle solver has to realize that the boundries of the dot array are psychological. The only way to solve the puzzle is to extend the lines beyond the artificial boundary created by the nine dots.

We have curated a range of work that reflects our diverse membership, from emerging artists to those more established, working in a variety of disciplines and media, painting, video, sculpture, installation and photography. The way the artists have responded to the theme conceptually has been equally diverse, ranging from the academic and aesthetic, to the critical, to those with a more playful and humorous tone.

The artists showing are: TU ME TUES, Niamh Ó Beirne, Austin Ivers, Timothy Emlyn Jones, Sarah Lundy, Jim Ricks, Micheál Conlon, Eileen Hutton, Christopher Banahan, Lorraine Neeson and Nina Amazing.