16/02/2018 – 21/02/2018
I was invited to take part in an exhibition at the Tolbooth, Stirling organised by a Stirling based art group ‘G.O.S.S.I.P’. With the theme of communication in mind, I pinned forms of written communication that I had found on previous works in a frame.
This exhibition was a collaboration of different artists from a range of different backgrounds.
“Gallagher explores found objects and their connection to their previous owners. Her recent projects have investigated a variety of objects that can be found in different areas. Gallagher then reflects on the connection between the objects and the residents of the found area. Gallagher’s work has a key focus in portraying these objects as artefacts of evidence of human activity, inspired by museum displays and exhibits.
Artefacts are often discussed in the context of the past and are described as being a way of bringing us face-to-face with an ancient civilisation or culture; the intention of these works is to bring the viewer face-to-face with the people that exist now. The objects displayed in museums are often the most mundane and ordinary types of objects as they are a reflection of the everyday life of historic or foreign cultures, Gallagher’s work intends to use the same regular types of objects to portray them as evidence of who we are today.”