The Temple of Psychic youth
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane Tues-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm, Sat 11am-5pm Until Sep 8 01-4759514
Exhibition curator Pádraic E Moore is aiming for a perceptual leap with a diverse body of works including a rack of Jonah King’s glittering, sequined dowsing suits as featured in a film work by him; Mark Durkan’s dazzling mirror-surfaced installation Rombico and an archive of exhibition invitation cards by Michael Asher who, in decades past, was the Leo Enright of Irish painting, with chilled-out, cosmic, starry visions of deep space.
Moore takes his title from the informal network of alt-creative types established by the strikingly named Genesis P-Orridge (once Neil Andrew Megson) in 1981 and who was one of the four-piece group Throbbing Gristle in the latter 1970s.
Moore’s record confirms that he is in sympathy with P-Orridge’s aspiration to leap the bounds of everyday perception. We too are invited to do so in his “exhibition-as-temple”.
It’s a great show, and Miranda Blennerhassett’s site-specific paintings are a highlight.
Can't see that? Catch this:States of Feeling, Hillsboro Fine Art Until Sep 29