Sunday, 15 May 2011

NO SHORTAGE OF FLESH AT VISION CENTRE

HEAVY FOLKS AT THE VISION CENTRE

Lots of opulent flesh at the current show in the Vision Centre (North Main Street). It is the first exhibition of contemporary Turkish art in Ireland, and is called Turkeyland.

“The paintings of Mevlut AKYILDIZ celebrate the comedy of life's contradictions and poke holes in human pomposity with their own allegoric and ironic language. Within the fairy tale settings of his work, AKYILDIZ reveals the great joys of everyday life as lived by ordinary people and the meagre pleasures of the great of this world to present a total experience of true human happiness.”

This is a humorous show, despite all the heavyweights on view. This well fed lads and lassies spend lots of their time sitting, posing, floating; off canvas, they must be eating and drinking well.

This is well worth a visit. You find yourself smiling and laughing all the way through. Then, later when you loosen your waistband, it dawns on you that maybe you were laughing at yourself. All human life is here, as they used to say in the News of the World, and you and I are part of it.

It runs until May 26th. You may see the paintings and more here  but, if you can, do make a visit to the Vision Centre as most of the works are, befitting their subjects, rather large.

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