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Art exhibition: 'Folly | Façade' by Ciara Rodgers

Date : Sat 08 Jun - Sat 13 Jul

Cost : €0

GOMA, Lombard St, Waterford, X91 F2XP

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art in Waterford presents 'Folly | Façade', an exhibition by visual artist Ciara Rodgers. 

The official opening of this exhibition will begin at 4pm on Saturday June 8, with the exhibition running until 13 July 2024. 

About the exhibition

Cities, understood and experienced as spaces that are made and remade according to principles directed by capitalism, leave behind debris and distortions, literally and metaphorically, which no longer fit the modus operandi.

Driven by a feeling of potential and liberation whilst walking alone in the city, Rodger's viewpoint of a female urban wanderer, or flaneûse contemplates the urban spectacle in all its contradictions, fluctuations and fragilities. Her reflective material responses are shaped by personal experiences and the self determination of Arte Povera and D.I.Y. Punk music movements.

This exhibition prompts the viewer to consider texture, colour, structure, openings and accidents in the city. Precarious, ephemeral pseudo-architectural structures and drawings exist in a state of flux; bundled, propped, and balanced, whilst Polaroids act as witness to moments of discovery. Folly | Façade lays the foundation for a deeper academic research project that will create new knowledge in the embodied experience of public spaces and structures, reimagining ordinary building blocks and rubble to construct alternative orders and meaning.

Curated by Aideen Quirke.

Contact [email protected] with queries. Booking is not required to visit.