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Mark Garry (Ireland)

Mark Garry. Element 1 “How soon is now”, Componium, MDF and punched paper. Venice Biennial, Scuola di San Pasquale, Venice 2005

Studio 6A
October 2006 - February 2007
Installation/curatorial practice

Mark Garry has a site-specific installation practice concerned with devising methods that engage with and navigate viewers through physical spaces.  These installations combine visual, sensory and empathetic analogues, which create arrangements of elements that intersect the space and relate to the physical ergonomics of the space and each other.  Garry uses a range of natural and craft materials such as thread, beads, coloured paper, origami, plants and a variety of methodologies to dynamically transform these materials in such a way as to delicately intersect the space and leave open the possibility of imaginative responses to the visual, spatial and associative interactions created by the materials.  Garry places more emphasis on the possibilities of non linguistic forms of subjective subliminal perception and interaction.  The work enables situations where the relationship between metaphorical signifiers can never be defined simply.  It aims to create interactions that negate obvious simple linguistic contextualization and definition in order to encourage a broader more diverse form of communication.

Recent exhibitions by Garry include Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2006), Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2006), Venice Biennial, Scuola di San Pasquale, Italy (2005) and recent curated exhibitions include Plane: Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2006) and Borderline: 4 Gallery, Dublin (2005).

The Process Room

Mark Garry's work was shown in the Process Room, West Wing Galleries first floor from 6 November until 13 November 2007.

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