Alice Hanratty – Handsome Youth at Public Assembly I
Carrick-on-Shannon’s The Dock is currently showing the work of three Irish artists: Alice Hanratty, Kian Benson Bailes and Eleanor McCaughey, in their latest show Like Me. This exhibition is the third in the gallery’s continuing series of group shows that feature artists at varying stages of their careers and practices.
Hanratty, a member of Aosdána, has exhibited extensively both nationally and internally since the 1990’s and here presents etching work that reference here travels abroad; while Benson Bailes, whose has recently shown in Tulca, Galway and CCA Derry-Londonderry, presents work that interrogates the notion of queer identity in modern heteronormativity cultures and societies. Late last year we chatted to the show’s third artist, McCaughey, about her practice and in Like Me she shows more of her lush sculptural paintings – you can read that discussion here.
While all three works are distinctive they harmonise along lines of society, and the visual interpretations of cultures and iconography within societies and people as a whole. Like Me continues in The Dock until March 31st, with more information available online here.
Installation view of Like Me