Fri, 8 October 2021 - Sat, 18 December 2021
Ingleby - 33 Barony Street Edinburgh EH3 6NX
Cost: freeIngleby future programme
Moyna Flannigan’s first exhibition at Ingleby follows her recent presentation at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and furthers her investigation into the materials and methods of collage as a means of exploring and understanding the fragmentation of society and civilisation.
Her figures, always women, are an amalgam of memories, experiences and ideas, drawn from history, mythology and popular culture. Their identity or essence remains ambiguous, as if they were passing through or suspended just out of reach. Notes of incidental humour are balanced by a darker, almost melancholic, sensibility which unifies the fragments into a new narrative with women at the centre of a story that spans both ancient and modern worlds.
In these newest works, fragments of sculpture join the works on paper and paintings for which the artist is best known, continuing a working practice that often begins by chance – with the artist cutting up her own drawings and re-using abstract body parts to create a new order from the original components.
As she has said – “To a casual observer these images might seem completely disconnected, but for me they have associations to my life, my interests and to memory. I’m looking for ways to connect them in new work…in new formal arrangements like collage, which change the meaning and the impact of the original material.”
Posted by: Ingleby Gallery