Exhibition

Liam Crichton. SLEEPER

12 Aug 2016 – 9 Sep 2016

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Friday
08:30 – 18:00
Saturday
08:30 – 18:00
Sunday
08:30 – 18:00
Monday
08:30 – 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 – 18:00
Wednesday
08:30 – 18:00
Thursday
08:30 – 18:00

The MAC

Belfast, United Kingdom

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We are pleased to be presenting the first institutional solo exhibition in the UK and Ireland from Belfast-based artist Liam Crichton.

About

This newly commissioned work responds specifically to the architectural space of our Sunken Gallery, transforming it into an immersive installation that takes its name from the psychoactive sedative Benzodiazepine.

This work layers together concerns relating to classical Greco-Roman frieze sculpture, contemporary urban voids in the built environment, and ideas of philosophical consciousness through a rigorously considered process of abstraction and minimalist aestheticism. Crichton will distil these varied and somewhat disparate touchstones and references into a single sculptural entity to envelope viewers within the space. Exploiting the sculptural qualities of industrial materials commonly associated with labour and construction this project will enact a kind of psychological emptying-out of the gallery, exploring ideas of social entropy, the void, and the sublime.

Exhibiting artists

Liam Crichton

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