14 May 2010 to 30 June 2010
Official opening: Fri 14 May at 6.30pm, all are welcome to attend.
'Platform Boot' is the third major solo art exhibition to date this year by local artist Damien McGinley. Following 'The Street Parade' (Town Hall Theatre, Galway) and 'Shadow Boxer' (Prima Center Gallery, Berlin), McGinley loosely continues to play with the whole idea of the anti hero.
In a brand new collection of work that sees the young Kerrykeel man get back to where he loves most, the workshop floor, this vibrant exhibition sees his work delving into bold new directions.
About the artist
Born in Donegal, Ireland in 1977, Damien McGinley has studied art in Coventry University, England (Nat. Diploma Foundation Art and Design), and the University of West England, Bristol (BA Hons Illustration).
In 1999, following an impressive solo debut - 'Intro' (held in conjunction with Riverdance in Brussels), McGinley took up residence in Antwerp. It was in this historically and culturally rich setting that he launched a series of successful solo and collaborative projects in Europe, such as the illustration of the novel 'Paying Otto a Friendly Visit' by Belgian author Toon Musial, and the album cover of Dutch band Danny Guinan and Reds 'If I Was Wise'.
In late 2005 McGinley returned to his native Donegal, where he continues to exhibit his experimental eclectic projects to both national and international audiences.
'Intro' solo exhibition (in conjunction with Riverdance), Vorst Nationaa, Brussels, Belgium (1999).
'9th and Hennepin' solo exhibition, Gallerija Podrum, Novi Sad, Serbia (2003).
'De Keltische Tijger' group exhibition, European Centre, Antwerp, Belgium (2004).
'CCTV Blues' solo exhibition, An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Ireland (2006).
'etc (p.2)' solo exhibition, Urban District Gallerija, Novi Sad, Serbia (2008)
'Shadow Boxer' solo exhibition, Prima Center Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2010)