Take Five at the Mill

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - GT

Mill Build­ing Kin­sale, Co Cork Un­til July 21 face­book.com/ take­fiveatthemill What hap­pens when five artists de­cide to side­step gal­leries and cu­ra­tors and take a DIY ap­proach to ex­hibit­ing? As the five in­clude Char­lie Tyrrell, Kather­ine Beug and Vivi­enne Roche, it’s not as if they’re short of main­stream op­por­tu­ni­ties, but their ex­per­i­ment pays off in the at­mo­spheric con­verted grain store in Kin­sale. Joined by sculp­tor Sarah O’Fla­herty and pho­tog­ra­pher Ste­fan Sy­rowatka, at first the dif­fer­ences seem ap­par­ent, then gen­tle con­nec­tions ap­pear. The un­canny dis­tor­tions of na­ture in O’Fla­herty’s mini for­est are picked up in Beug’s bril­liant paint­ings of wind-shaped trees. Then, all of a sud­den, I’m see­ing Beug’s lines of light and shade in Tyrrell’s wood wall­pieces and draw­ings. Maybe the mind sim­ply likes to make re­la­tion­ships? Ei­ther way, with­out the guid­ing hand of a cu­ra­tor, these feel more like serendip­i­ties and happy ac­ci­dents, and it’s a very nice feel­ing in­deed.

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