Schleifmühlgasse 18 - 1040 Vienna 
+43-1-9207778 - info@galerie-stock.net

22.01.2022 - 27.03.2022
galerie michaela stock, Vienna

OPENING : Saturday, 22.01.,  4 - 8 pm
silent opening

MIDI-VERNISSAGE: Saturday, 26.02., 4 - 10 pm
the artists are present

FIRESIDE CHAT: Saturday, 26.02., 6 - 7 pm
Helen Carey (Fire Station Artist´s Studios) in conversation with Evelyn Loschy and Laura Fitzgerald

WHERE : galerie michaela stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna


EVELYN LOSCHY & LAURA FITZGERALD
Tickling a sensible space

The issue of identity is often a sensible space.
Identity is the way we perceive and express ourselves as individuals, as a society, or as a nation. Space whether, real, virtual or imagined, is crucial in constructing new enviroments for artistic communties, allowing them to explore and promote new values in society. Opening this space through the production of artworks, allows questions to be asked of stereotypes, conventions, gender issues, sexuality, race, nationality and heritage.

The exhibition titled "Tickling a sensible space" presents two young female artists. Evelyn Loschy from Austria and Laura Fitzgerald from Ireland. Both artists have different backgrounds, education and working conditions, but explore the same topic: identity and it's representation in socio-cultural spaces. This investigation, into the shifting ecology of identity, allows the artists to propose alternative questions to where our place is within contemporary culture.

Laura Fitzgerald searches for her identity through the family farm in County Kerry, Ireland. Highlighting comparisons between rural identities and the work of an artist. She probes in a satirical way, the difficult task of being an artist through drawings, videos and virtual sound installation.

Evelyn Loschy prompts the viewer to question at what point the self becomes other. New works such as a kinetic sculpture and a performance / video deal with identity and thematically intersect to sharpen one's view of the complex processes of the human being . They appear to lose their original form and confront the visitor with the view on behaviour of human beings and the visualisation of the innerself.

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PRESS IMAGES
1_Image: Laura Fitzgerald, A great weight starts to lift, 2019, oil, household and blackboard paint; marker on board, 122 x 99 cm
2_Image: Laura Fitzgerald, News from back the road, 2021, Tesco sharpies on IKEA Male roll bought from Amazon because IKEA wouldn't deliver to Kerry, 2 fancy copic markers from Evan's Art Supplies (web order), 53 x 212 cm
3_Image: Evelyn Loschy, FRICTION, 2021, performance, video, 8 min., loop, HD, colour, sound
4_Image: Evelyn Loschy, UNTITLED (kinetic sculpture #5), 2022, PVC foil, iron, wood, fan, motor, transformer, microcontroller, 182 x 224 x 164 cm

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