'Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain'
The Complex, Dublin, 2022
Two person exhibition
Sound piece by Cian Walker and Bryan Robson .
Curated by Mark Gorman
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain is a site-specific exhibition at The Complex Gallery 2022, which takes on the ruined aesthetics of the city of Oz (Return to Oz, 1985). Eleanor McCaughey and Lucy Sheridan create an installation that contemplates the dark sentiment running through Return to Oz through the fabrication of a fictional landscape that layers elements of sculpture, painting, video and sound.
The exhibition deals with themes of displacement, escapism and mental health, with obvious links to theatricality and film. Both artists are interested in the idea of elevating the status of selected everyday objects through various modes of display, lending new meaning and a facade of importance through altered modes of representation.