SPACE: Garrett Phelan

24 June 2016 - 30 September 2016
Opening Reception 25 June 2016 5pm

The fifth artist to create a commissioned work for SPACE, Mercer Union’s billboard project, is Garrett Phelan.

Garrett Phelan (born 1965, Dublin) has developed a distinctive practice through ambitious, site-specific projects that include; drawing, independent FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography, animation and text ephemera. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions include HEED, public artwork commission, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin (2016); A VOODOO FREE PHENOMENOM, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2015); NEW FAITH LOVE SONG, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2012), and group exhibitions at EVA International, Limerick (2014); Palais des Beaus-Arts de Bruxelles (2013); AIR de Lyon, Buenos Aires (2012); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012); and the 11th Biennale de Lyon (2011).

Images courtesy of the artist and Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art. Photography by Toni Hafkenscheid

SPACE is a series of commissioned works for the billboard space on the side of Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art. The series began in the spring of 2014, previous contributing artists include: Liz Knox (CA), Giles Round (UK), Walter Scott (CA), Olivia Plender (UK/SE), Maggie Groat (CA) and Carlos Motta (Colombia/USA).