Andrew Kearney was born in Ireland in 1961 and lives and works in London. His installation works, often exploring such themes as boundaries and surveillance, are also concerned with natural cycles: growth and decay, seasonal change, light and darkness. This installation was conceived specifically for gallery III. It involves photographic images, plaster castings, filtered daylight and sounds from the street outside, electronically relayed into the space. The gallery becomes an ever-changing space where aural and visual perceptions are constantly challenged.
Kearney studied at Limerick School of Art and at Chelsea College of Art & Design. He won the 1992 Barclays Young Artist Award and then spent a year in New York on a PS1 Fellowship. He was recently short-listed for the IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artist Award for his 1994 exhibition Temporal Change at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. This is his first one-person show in the UK.
Supported by the 1994 Prudential Award for the Arts and the Arts Council of Ireland