Brian Maguire, Aleppo 4, 2017, acrylic on linen, 200 x 400 cm / 78.7 x 157.5 in
LIVE VIRTUAL GALLERY TALK
CO-HOSTED WITH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
WITHOUT BORDERS - PAINTINGS OF BRIAN MAGUIRE
Brian Maguire in conversation with curator Lilly Wei
Introductions by Jack Rasmussen, Director & Curator American University Museum and Kate McKeenan-Waugh, Co-Chair of Solas Nua
The virtual exhibition will be accompanied by a documentary on Maguire’s Cuidad Juarez project, a live conversation between the artist and Wei, and a studio visit with Brian who is currently observing stay at home orders in his hometown, Dublin.
The virtual exhibition at the AU Museum includes early paintings by Brian Maguire, beginning with a self-portrait from 1986 and concludes with a painting completed last year, a commission from the TIA collection. In between are architecturally sized works from the artists decades-long chapters, paintings of ravaged buildings in Aleppo, memorials to lost immigrants traversing in despair from their journeys either on foot from South America, or by sea in the Mediterranean, shown alongside portraits of Juarez Femicide victims, and charcoal from life sketches captured on-site at a Sudanese refugee camp.
The selections were made with the artist by curator Lilly Wei, in consultation with the AU Museum’s Director & Curator Jack Rasmussen.