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Jane McCormick - Not Half Right

 

Venue: Atypical Gallery, University of Atypical, 109 - 113 Royal Ave, Belfast BT1 1FF

 

Launch Saturday 10 November 2018, 2-4pm

Dates: 12th November to 21st December 2018

Gallery opening times: 11am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday

Late night art: Thursday 6th December 2018, 5pm to 8pm

 

The work in Not Half Right is a disjointed narrative of McCormick's  chronically ill life as she enters her seventh decade with all guns not blazing. It’s a monologue of misery made slowly with many intermissions, peppered with moments of levity to sweeten the pill. The ephemera of a sick life and the associated pills, potions, cures and lotions are some of the themes in this work. It also explores rituals around healing and the never ending search for ‘the cure’. 
 
Over the years she has amassed a grand hoard of useless articles and medically related tat much of which has found its way into the drawings, prints and assemblages in this show. 
 
Jane McCormick is a visual artist based in Cavan. She studied at NCAD Dublin and De Montfort University Leicester graduating in 1980 with Hons Degree in ceramics. In a previous life, before chronic illness, she had shown her work widely including solo shows in Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, The Context Gallery Derry (now CCA) and The Old Museum Gallery Belfast. She sat on the board of The Sculptor’s Society of a Ireland (now VAI) for 3 years and is at present a member of the Townhall Cavan Art Space collective. She has received awards from the Arts Council, Cavan Arts Office and the Tyrone Guthrie residency award. In 2015 she got the Rehab Arts award for professional development. In 2018 she was funded by Cavan Arts Office to make This Moment a video installation for Townhall Cavan Arts space as well as support to produce Not Half Right for The University of Atypical Gallery in Belfast
 

 

 

Published

10 Nov 2018

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