Andrew Healy is one of the artists exhibiting in “Curb Your Carrie Bradshawism” at the Mart Gallery tonight!

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A4er Andrew Healy will be exhibiting at Mart’s exhibition “Curb Your Carrie Bradshawism”, which launches their new gallery located in Rathmines!

Exhibition Preview: 4th September @ 6pm
Show runs: 4th – 8th September.
Also Live Art Performance Night Sept 7th @7pm

Curated by Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin the show features artists who contributed to their recently successful Fundit Campaign.

“MART’s egalitarian ethos is echoed in the inaugural exhibition Curb your Carrie Bradshawism, as each participating artist will be given an identical challenge – to work within the constraints of a cardboard box, in any visual arts medium. As our culture is evolving into a society full of restrictions and limitations, artist’s struggle to find financial resources and opportunities to showcase their voice. The format of the exhibition and its established restrictions will generate an equal standing for each of the artist’s involved, without prejudice or favouritism.

The title of the exhibition Curb your Carrie Bradshawism, weighs heavily on contemporary material and cultural ideology. The all-pervading suffix, ‘ism’ has become commonplace and part of visual art pop culture. It enables the user to attain a certain gravity, or level of authenticity in their distinctive practice, philosophy or artistic movement in contemporary art. By initiating a response to the fad of ‘ism’, another layer is added to the prerequisite conditions imposed on the artist’s.

Impossible to ignore, Carrie Bradshaw becomes a focal point of the exhibitions title. Her character from Sex and the City, has become symbolic of consumerism, excess and materialism. Her happiness appears to be counted in material goods such as shoes, bags and couture clothes, in strict contrast to values and quality of life, and acts as an interesting foil to the realities of the artistic lifestyle. How would she survive the recession or economic hardship?

Full Text by Rowan Sexton here.

Introducing Andrew Healy…

A4 Sounds would like to welcome Andrew Healy into the big family!

Andrew is one of A4 Towers newest members and we are delighted to have him on board. Check out his work here

“Andrew Healy is a media artist and designer interested in combining the real and virtual with regards to old and new technologies. His current work is mostly focused on software art and installation. He has studied Visual Communication in Edinburgh College of Art and Fine Art Media in NCAD. In 2012 he was UK & Ireland resident at Digital Arts Studios, Belfast where he released an app for Android. Since then he has developed Stitch’n’Glitch – an image corruption and cross stitch pattern application. He is available for workshops and commissions.”