No Fixed Abode presents ‘All You Need Is Love’, an exhibition in support of Marriage Equality, on the 1st of May in The Copper House Gallery on Synge Street. The exhibition, which runs for one night only, will bring together over twenty of Ireland’s most talented artists including photographers, graffiti artists, illustrators and graphic designers, with a number of pieces also coming from international contributors. Limited edition prints inspired by the theme ‘All You Need Is Love’ will be for sale on the night for €30 with all profits going to Marriage Equality, a non-profit advocacy group.
I have a couple of friends exhibiting pieces on the night and one of them is a very talented artist called Jenny Fogarty. Jenny is a graphic designer who has worked in every aspect of the business over the last fifteen years. While attending Offset a couple of years ago Jenny heard designer Jessica Hische talk and Hische made the point: “Never put stuff on your website that you don’t like to do because then you will only get jobs doing stuff you don’t like to do. Put up stuff that you love to do.” That inspired Jenny so much that she is now creating art for herself, work she likes to do, in the hopes that it may lead to a more fulfilling art-based career.
So far Jenny has taken a multi-media approach to her work; some pieces use MDF, a bunch of nails and neon thread, other pieces involve illustration or lettering. I love the thread art commission she did for Electric Candy and I also adore the “Lovers Gonna Love” piece that she is exhibiting on 1st May.
You can find more information on the exhibition here. Make sure that you come down and support a very good cause while taking home a new piece of art for your house. It’s a win win!