Annie O’Ne: Canthus

Friday 15 July 2016 – Saturday 1 April 2017
© Ian FitzGerald 2016 | Annie O’Ne: Canthus | Friday 15 July 2016 – Saturday 1 April 2017 | Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery is delighted to present a series of interventions, installations and surprises by Irish artist Annie O’Ne.

Within the historic and contemporary galleries Annie O’Ne will draw attention to the overlooked and unannounced; ‘Like a flicker in the corner of the eye, Canthus @ Crawford exists only as a glimpse, expanding and contracting in scale and duration, unannounced, unmediated and unidentified’.

Employing sculpture, video and photography as a platform to address the interplay between space and perception, throughout the eight month ‘virtual residency’, O’Ne will leave evidence of her presence, sometimes subtly through distorting imagery, sometimes by disrupting and constructing alternative viewing conditions where the viewer may become the object.
Art historian Grant Kester1 has identified art as having ‘a unique power to disrupt, destabilise, or otherwise confound the viewer’s conventional perceptions of the world.’ In Canthus, Annie O’Ne seeks to create disjunctures or interruptions in the normal flow of the gallery experience to create a momentary state of uncertainty that comes about through the realization of something unexpected. O’Ne hopes these moments of rupture will act as springboards for new ways of looking, thinking and re-evaluating conventional perceptions about art and our world.

For further information & images contact: / T: +353 (0) 21 4807853

1 Grant Kester, ‘The Game is Up: Programmers, Patronage and the Neo-Liberal State’ in Marijke Steedman (ed.), Gallery as Community: Art, Education, Politics, London 2012, p.12 2012, p.12.
Image: © Ian FitzGerald 2016
Friday 15 July 2016 – Saturday 1 April 2017
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork
Telephone: +353 21 4805042
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

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