Curated by Misako & Rosen, Tokyo
Richard Aldrich, Ei Arakawa, Kaoru Arima, Fergus Feehily, Nathan Hylden, Shimon Minamikawa, Miki Mochizuka, Trevor Shimizu, Hisachika Takahashi, Kazuyuki Takezaki, J Parker Valentine, Yui Yaegashi
Selected by Brian Duggan, Sarah Glennie, Jenny Haughton & Declan Long
November 25, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Aquinas, Callan Workhouse, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Fergus Feehily, Four Gallery, Anthony Haughey, Hotel Ballymun, Patrick Jolley & Reynold Reynolds, Aileen Lambert, Clare Langan, Metropolitan Complex, Michael McLoughlin, Isabel Nolan, Emer O'Boyle, Margaret O' Brien, Deirdre O'Mahony
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7pm
Feehily has a very good eye, and knows how to make modesty feel major. And that, evidently, is plenty.
Martin Herbert, review of Fergus Feehily at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Frieze (October 2011).
Fergus Feehily is a Berlin- and Helsinki-based artist known for works that present as unassuming in scale, content, and fabrication, but with time and close examination reveal a quiet yet enormous power. While clearly aware of his Post-Minimalist heritage, Feehily is too in touch with the moment of making to be consciously beholden to his predecessors. Feehily’s own push and pull between permanence and impermanence, the deliberate and the accidental, finished and unfinished creates an unidentifiable but exhilarating anxiety that the artist uses to engage the viewer. As described by Martin Herbert in a review for Frieze magazine, “There’s an appealing sense of these works as waiting, each inlaid with their handful of concealed quirks. . . . What strikes you is the operation of a consistent if slightly unpredictable sensibility: these are paintings that feel to have been rigorously tuned, arrested when they’re no longer austere and not yet busy.”
For Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Fergus Feehily shares the ideas that have determined his career as an intriguing and significant contemporary artist.
8 August - 26 September 2015
CCA is pleased to present Out There, Thataway, a group exhibition curated through dialogue between Francis Halsall, Declan Long, and CCA that includes work by Stephen Brandes, Nathan Coley, Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Kevin Gaffney, Rana Hamadeh, and Merlin James. Out There, Thataway has two conceptual starting points: first, a concern with imagining or navigating territories that are ‘beyond knowledge’; and second, an interest in ways that metaphors of geography shape thinking and behaviour. The exhibition takes its title from the last words spoken at the end of ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’: they are Kirk’s vague but determined directions as the Enterprise begins to venture further out than ever before beyond known frontiers.
Out There, Thataway opens Saturday, August 8th at 7pm and runs until 26th September 2015. The exhibition will be accompanied by commissioned playlists and a public programme of events. More information will follow soon.
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
A number of works included in Tripper, summer 2015, a collection of twenty new short stories published by Asahi Shimbun Publications, Tokyo.
27 April - 17 June 2015
Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
Miranda Blennerhassett, Neil Carroll, Susan Connolly, Kevin Cosgrove, Fergus Feehily, Mairead O’hEocha, Mark O’ Kelly, Kevin Mooney, Kathy Tynan, Andrew Vickery
Co-curated by Colin Martin, painter, Lecturer and Principal at the RHA School; Cliodhna Shaffrey, Director of Temple Bar Galleries & Studios; and Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery.