Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]
Kathy Prendergast’s Black Map series, from which these works are selected, are produced using printed motorist maps almost entirely obscured with ink. Tiny white spots that represent towns, villages, and cities pinpoint places of habitation and, up close, the place names, road numbers, and contour lines peer through the surface. From afar the ink appears opaque and the effect is that of a night sky dappled with strange and unfamiliar constellations.
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