M:ST 10 Residency: Brennagh Meehan

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August 2 - October 31, 2021

Finding Comforts

August 2 - October 31, 2021

Throughout my residency with M:ST I will be making soft hand sculptures diluting the gap between person and object, bringing each person and their relationship with me into a physical form. These soft sculptures will be made in a playful yet sensitive way. 

My thought process for this project began by looking at how hands can tell your story by considering the appearance of the skin, the shape and textures. I then wish to explore my relationships in a way by giving these soft hand sculptures a personality that will provoke a bodily response. Making these sculptures very tactile and ‘pillow-like’ will give them a sense of comfort from the object to the viewer. 

I will seek to understand how these objects can alter from person to person through the use of colour, size, shape, compression/decompression, texture and fabric depending on how I view each relationship I chose to focus on. I will be introducing each of these soft hand sculptures into a performative setting by involving them with a situation in which will be related to each person and how I find comfort in them.

- Brennagh Meehan

M:ST 10 connects eight local and global arts organizations to host a series of month long residency exchanges leading up to the Biennial. Gathering itself around specific histories, environments, identities, and bodies, the 10th Biennial will witness and consider “the local” in the context of entangled and interdependent global relations. Taking part are new friends and co-presenters, RAVY Bienniale (Yaoundé, Cameroun), Asiatopia (Bangkok, Thailand), Kamias Special Projects (Quezon City, Philippines), and Catalyst Arts (Belfast, N. Ireland), and old friends Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society- all of whom have worked with us to curate an outstanding cohort of M:ST 10 Biennial artists! All eight artists will be sent on a fully funded Residency and provided with unique exploration and presentation opportunities based on their Residency location.

Brennagh Meehan (b.1996) is a visual artist and recent graduate from Belfast School of Art in Fine Art, Sculpture. A multidisciplinary artist, she uses performance, sculpture, poetry, photography and sound to investigate the everyday. Elements of her domestic life; objects, relationships, and conversations, are used to express the vulnerabilities of grief. She blurs the line between private and public spaces, bringing her fragility into to each new work. Brennagh has performed for FIX19, Catalyst Arts' 13th Live Art Biennial in Belfast, and with her sister Niamh Meehan in the group exhibition "The Other Troubles" where the ongoing collaboration How do you like your Border? began.

M:ST 10 Residency: Brennagh Meehan

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