Image shown: not together by Rosie O’Gorman.

dangle, align, topple by Rosie O’Gorman is the latest exhibition at deAppendix, a cultural space co-located with a GP surgery in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. A reflection on the precarity of memory, the vulnerability of motherhood, and the importance of making as a means to fulfilment, the exhibition runs at deAppendix until 13 December 2019.

This exhibition includes photographs, paintings and two handmade books. Rosie O’Gorman started this work in 2012 after her first son was born. She has been incubating these ideas; the time passed has allowed her to reflect on the value and purpose in elevating the virtue of poignant moments. As Alain de Botton writes, this work grapples to ‘accomplish a task that is of central importance in our lives: to hold onto things we love when they are gone.’

Rosie O’Gorman lives and works in Wexford. In 2000, Rosie graduated with a BA in Art and Design Education from NCAD. Rosie has received the Larkin Memorial Award and the Taylor Award. With the support of a Fulbright Scholarship, Rosie attended the San Francisco Art Institute, California, receiving her MFA in 2004. She subsequently established Cow House Studios with her husband Frank Abruzzese.

deAppendix is a cultural space co-located with a GP surgery. Through its programme, deAppendix challenges how such spaces are activated and in so doing questions accepted spatial norms. deAppendix is a project by Ciara McMahon.

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