11.6.14

DISPATCHES, North Korea

Gary Farrelly, Dispatch 2014010 (2014) [address side shown], mixed media on card, 40cm x 23cm.

My 5th  North Korean mail art dispatch left Brussels this morning. The object is entitled Dispatch 2014010 and it departed Belgium in the standard international mail. I looked long and hard to find an appropriate civic institution in the DPRK to receive these objects. Ultimately I would like some sort of reciprocal initiative to be taken at the other when they take delivery of my correspondence. In this way the project can be evolved into a fruitful international collaboration. Some research led me to believe that the target for my unilateral diplomatic effort should be Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. I started expediting works to that location on a monthly basis this past february. At his time there is no news of the whereabouts of the objects. The undertaking is part of my 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016).

1.6.14

INCREMENTAL WORK, Brussels

Gary Farrelly, incrementally generated works (2014), 5 x A1, collage on cardboard, this is a work in progress.

This is the first documentation of my on-going experimentation with incrementally generated compositions. The creation of objects in this way is an ongoing endeavour and is explicitly encouraged under the auspices of my 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016) . The photograph was taken outside my studio at the base of the Congress Column in Central Brussels.

25.4.14

GLUE, London

In the photograph Gary Farrelly photograph by oisin Byrne,  screen shot from the collaborative film project Glue.
In the photograph Violet Ogden photograph by oisin Byrne,  screen shot from the collaborative film project Glue.

Glue is a film collaboration between Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne. The piece is an experimental interrogation of  hyper-liberal belief systems and their sometimes absurd manifestations and consequences. Some scenes have already been staged, recorded and edited into quasi-autonomous sequences which will be glued together into a grand sequence when a critical mass of content has been agglomerated. This incremental approach to the realization of the project is a long term endeavour and a is ethically compatible with the execution of Farrelly's 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016).

2.4.14

MIMEO DISPATCHES, Dallas

Gary Farrelly, Mimeo Dispatches (2014), 10 x 21cm x 30cm on display at the artist's studio before dispatch to Dallas.

A series of new and advanced artworks by Gary Farrelly will be on public display at this years Dallas Art Fair. The body of work is entitled Mimeo Dispatches and will be installed  at the RO2 Art booth  located at coordinates: F14-A. 

The artwork presented at the Dallas Art Fair resonates with Farrelly’s mail art practice in that each of the ten component pieces is stamped, addressed and primed for individual dispatch to either a new petitionee or an established correspondent. As a single larger artwork incrementally generated by exercises in replication, however, the work seems to resist potential dispersal. The larger artwork exists only for the duration of the fair. The constituent pieces will be dispatched to their final destinations when the exhibition closes. Viewed in series it suggests an investigation not only into surface texture and visual cadence, but also into discipline, control and artistic rigour in its human-as-machine production processes. These issues occupy an increasingly central part of Farrelly’s current artistic practice and are strongly emphasised in his 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016).


Gary Farrelly, 2014112 (2014), mixed media on card, 21cm x 30cm, image courtesy of the artist.


The Dallas Art Fair is located at FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery)
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas , TX 75201.

SHOW HOURS
Friday, April 11, 2014
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 13, 2014
12:00 AM to 6:00 PM

13.3.14

EXTRAORDINARIES, Republika Srpska

Gary Farrelly, Mail dispatches displayed under glass at MSURS Museum of Contemporary Art (2014) Republika Srpska.

Gary Farrelly has been dispatching a series of advanced Mail Artworks to MSURS The Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska since January 2013. The correspondence artworks have been dispatched at monthly intervals without envelope and are exposed to procedural disturbance, contamination and even destruction during their international transit. The museum was chosen  as a destination / target for Farrelly's Mail Art series due to various idiosyncratic historical, geographical and cultural considerations. The process was instigated unilaterally by the artist and the initial dispatches were not solicited by MSURS. As the process has developed the artwork has accumulated in Republika Srpska and the curatorial staff at the museum have become active collaborators in the process documenting and archiving every piece upon arrival. In December 2013 MSURS requested that the works be incorporated into the museums permanent collection and subsequently the ownership of the works has been officially transferred to MSURS. In February 2014 a selection the of works were shown as part of a group exhibition entitled Iz/usetnosti (which translates as Extraordinaries). The process of dispatching work to Republika Srpska continues and will be accelerated under the auspices of the artist's 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016).


Gary Farrelly, Dispatch 2013114 MSURS The Museum of Contemporary Art (2014) Republika Srpska.

6.3.14

5TH 2 YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN, Brussels

Gary Farrelly, 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014), typed document, 21cm x30cm, image courtesy of the artist.
Gary Farrelly’s 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016) has come in to effect and will govern all aspects of his personal and professional operations during the next 24 months.  Semi-officially code-named The Great Turn after the Soviet Union’s monumental first Five-Year Plan, it is the most detailed and ambitious plan to date. ‘The Great Turn promotes productive behaviours that will generate intellectual capacity, economic growth and cultural enlightenment. Any vestiges of jealous perversion currently resident in the artist will be utterly dismantled by 2016. Auto erotic behaviour is targeted for a reduction of 20% - freeing up vital energy that will be diverted to the artist’s Iranian and French operations.
Mail-art/ Kunst Postal will emphasised in the artist’s studio operations and will be the main vehicle for stunning international expansion. Operations in the main territories are to be agglomerated to the following degrees: Belgium +4000%, Texas +600%, United States (excluding Texas) +200% and Ireland +200%. Operations in Germany, Republika Srpska and Norway are not mentioned specifically in the plan but are taken in to account under the heading Bilateral Collaboration (UNKNOWN KNOWN) +700%. Religious fervour has been realigned to exclude any misdirection or Sabotage by the Saturn Society and will body forth at a rate of 100%.

A massive amount of processing power is being allocated to the measurement of the plan itself, an activity that will grow by 400%. Alcohol and red meat consumption will both be held at their current rates under the austerity diet policy which will remain in effect for the duration of the plan. Other notable allocations: Botanic Husbandry +15%, Quality of Footwear +30% and Romantic Openness +200%. The plans is being dispensed and monitored from the artist’s new headquarters in Central Brussels. 

Gary Farrelly, YES YES YES (2014), collage on cardboard, 59cm x 84cm, private collection, England.

1.11.13

WHERE I COME FROM, Ireland

Gary Farrelly, Where I come From 1/6 (2013), mixed media on paper, 42cm x 42cm,  private collection, Ireland.


Gary Farrelly has created the cover artwork and interior sleeve artwork for Christy Moore's new album Where I Come From (2013). The work is composed of a series of lists and a map programmed with the names of people and places that appear in Moore's song writing. The artworks are being used for television and billboard advertising for Where I come From as well as functioning as set design for television performances including RTE's Late Late Show.

28.8.13

OUTBOUND DISPATCHES, Pickering Forest

Gary Farrelly, Statistical composition related to Going Postal (2013), private collection, Dallas.

There were 128 units of mail dispatched by Gary Farrelly to the following locations in the first half of 2013. Texas (41 units/ 32%), Ireland (28 units/ 22%), Republika Srpska (10 units/ 9%), Belgium (8 units/ 6%), France (8 units/ 6%), United States *excluding Texas (8 units/ 6%), Germany (7 units/ 5%), England (6 units/ 4%), Canada (3 units/ 2%), Poland (3 units/ 2%), Iran (3 units/ 2%), Italy (1 unit/ 1%), Greece (1 unit/ 1%), Netherlands (1 unit/ 1%) and Norway (1 unit/ 1%). 

The dispatches break down into the following classifications by order of numeric strength: Personal Correspondence (40 units/  31% ), Mail Art/ Postal Art (38 units/  29%), Personal Administration (30 units/ 22% ), Government Bureaucracy (10 units/ 9% ), Miscellaneous (10 units/ 9% ) .

Of the 38 Mail Artworks dispatched in the first half of the year 16 units/ 43% were sent expressly for inclusion in Going Postal, an exhibition of Postal Art production at RE Gallery in Dallas, Texas. 10 units/ 26% were dispatched to The Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska. These were sent as part of an ongoing collaboration with that institution. 7 units/ 18% were received by Marfa based artist Sam Schonzeit. Farrelly and Schonzeit both worked on each artwork rotating it between their respective studios unenveloped in the mail. These collaborative works were also exhibited in Going Postal. 5 units/ 13% went to other parties at miscellaneous locations. 

24.8.13

GOING POSTAL, Dallas


Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas.

Going Postal - an exhibition of diverse postal art production, processes and materials. Including works by:

Michael Corris
John Pomara
Sam Schonzeit

Opening Reception 7-10 pm Friday August 16
Art Talk/ Pot Luck 7-9 pm Sunday August 18
Gallery Hours Wed-Sat  12-6 pm and by appointment
The show will close on September 14

RE Gallery
1717 Gould Street
Dallas Texas 75215
972-974-3004

27.6.13

ØY PAVILJONG, Norway

(Above) Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne, Øy Paviljong (2013), performance and photographic print.
(Above) Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne, [detail] Øy Paviljong (2013), performance and photographic print.

15.2.13

POSTAL ARTWORKS, Dallas

Gary Farrelly, 2013110 (2013). mixed media on card, 21cm x 29cm, RE Gallery, Dallas.
Gary Farrelly** is participating in a mail art collaboration with Dallas curator Wanda Dye and Texan artist 's Michael Corris, John Pomara and Sam Schonzeit. The project which is called Going Postal will see the artists dispatch artworks without envelope via the standard postal system. Wanda Dye is the receiving hand and is documenting and categorizing each arrival. The collaboration will culminate in an exhibition of the works entitled Going Postal at Dallas's RE Gallery this coming August.


**Mail-Art is a core gesture emphasized in Farrelly's 4th 2 year development plan (2013-2015). Pieces are mailed without envelope in the standard post, thus exposed to bureaucratic alteration and procedural molestation. Whole exhibitions are incrementally transmitted in this manner. 


19.10.12

TERMINAL COMPOSITIONS, Dallas

Gary Farrelly, Leigh Bowery International Airport (2012), mixed media on board,  115cm x 80cm, RO2 Art, Dallas.

GARY FARRELLY
Terminal Compositions
November 9 - December 8, 2012

RO2 Art DOWNTOWN
110 North Akard Street/ Dallas, Texas 75210/ (214) 803-9575/ www.ro2art.com

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, November 9, 7 - 10pm

OPENING HOURS
Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 5pm

Gary Farrelly would like to thank Marina Guinness, Oisin Byrne, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, Violet Ogden, Camilla Monroe and RO2 Art for their generosity, support and assistance at all stages in the execution of this project. It is sincerely and profoundly appreciated. 

1.8.12

KUNSTBUREAU, Pickering Forest

Image of the artist's studio in summer 2012, photograph by Oisin Byrne.

The pieces are currently being created at the Kunstbureau (artist's studio) at Pickering Forest in Ireland. The completed works will be exhibited in a show called Terminal Compositions at RO2 Art's project space in downtown Dallas this November.

1.3.12

CONTROL TOWER, Tehran

Gary Farrelly, airport postcard #2 (2012), mixed media on paper, 21cm x 15cm, Parkingallery Projects, Tehran.

A series of small and medium artworks by Gary Farrelly will be shown as part of an exhibition entitled Control Tower at Tehran's Parkingallery Projects. The artworks are mail art correspondence dispatched to the exhibition's curator Amirali Ghasemi as part of an ongoing bilateral dialogue. The mail art pieces will be installed alongside five technocratic drawings created especially for the exhibition.


Parkingallery project presents
Control Tower
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi / Parking Projects
with
Mona Abbaspour / Mojtaba Adibi / Borna Ahmadi /Mojtaba Amini  / Ghazaleh Bahiraie  / Shilan Borhani  / Anita Esfandiari / Gary Farrelly / Pegah Feizabadi / Amirali Ghasemi / Anahita Hekmat / Honmoz New Art Group  / Yashar Lavaee / Mahta Saghafi / Hamed Sahihi / Parvin Shokri / Martin Shamounpoor / Tehran Carnival and John Mattavosian

Opening:
11th of April 2012, 15 – 20
Public Viewing: 12th – 24th April 12-20 Thu. 12-18  &  Fri. from 17-20.
Gallery is closed on Saturdays instead of Tuesdays.

Address:
No2.Golestan Blvd. Africa (Jordan) Blvd. Tehran
www.parkingallery.com

14.11.11

NEW OBSESSIVE WALKING TOUR, Dublin

Assembling at Galerie Modonov for the 'The New Obsessive Tour of Dublin' , image by onlinesketchpad.wordpress.com

As part of his exhibition All roads lead to Neustern, artist Gary Farrelly leads 'The New Obsessive Tour of Dublin', a guided walking tour that will reinvent the histories and functions of the captial's built environment. Taking in existing architecture, Farrelly's tour will warp the Dublin you know into a Dublin unhinged, reimagined, and manipulated by the artist's will and whim - cue H-bomb-proof secret police headquarters, ministries for sexual morality and mind-control, and state visits via U-boat up the Liffey. The tour begins at pop-up gallery space Galerie Modonov at 3pm. Attendance is free and all are welcome. The tour will terminate at Galerie Modonov where refreshments will be served!

The tour departs from Galerie Modonov: Saturday, November 19, 2011at 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

'All roads lead to Neustern' continues at Galerie Modonov, 114 Capel Street, Dublin 1 until 26 November.

19.10.11

ALL ROADS LEAD TO NEUSTERN, Dublin

Gary Farrelly, The artist as autonomous coastal city state(2011)[detail] , image courtesy of the artist.

GARY FARRELLY
All roads lead to Neustern
November 10 - November 26, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, November 10, 7 - 10pm
Galerie Modonov, 114 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
OPENING HOURS
Tuesday through Sunday, 11 - 5pm


Gary Farrelly, Neustern and associated alphabetized street index, image by www.onlinesketchpad.wordpress.com

10.11.10

GREAT DEVELOPMENT, Dallas

Gary Farrelly, January Data (2010), water colour and pencil on paper, 30cm x 42cm, private collection, Northern Ireland.

GuerillaArts is proud to host Great Development: an exhibition of new works on paper by Gary Farrelly curated by Patrick Short. An opening reception is being hosted this Friday, November 12, 2010 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. A second mid run public opening will be held on Friday 19th 17:00 - 21:00hrs. Runs until 27 November 2010 by appointment.

Guerilla Arts,
1900 North Haskell,
Dallas 75204.

guerillaarts@gmail.com.

12.7.10

THE NON-PROFIT MARGIN, Dallas

Image courtesy of www.artandwork.us

Works that confront the global economic crisis by challenging the avenues for exhibition and consumption of art and the art experience, by Richie Budd, Gary Farrelly, Professor Thomas Riccio and Dr. Frank Dufour (collaborating), Ludwig Schwarz, Marjorie Schwarz, give up, and Temporary Services. The opening will also include “Son of Trunk Show,” presented by Shelby Cunningham and featuring 8 other artists. Curated by Corolyn Sortor  Organized by CentralTrak Director, Kate Sheerin. 

The exhibition runs through July 24. Saturday, May 22: 
“The Non-Profit Margin”: Exhibition – Opening Reception
Where: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave. at Ash, Dallas, TX
When: Saturday, May 22 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Gary Farrelly, artist issued bond 1/20 (2010), watercolor and pen on paper, 30cm x 42cm, private collection, Dallas.



15.2.09

KUNSTBUREAUCRACY,Paris






Gary Farrelly, 15 dossiers (2008), mixed media bound by bull dog clips, Galerie W, Paris.



Première exposition internationale - en solo - de l’artiste obsessif irlandais Gary Farrelly, 25 ans. Kunstbureaucracy: maps, airports, air disasters, propaganda, dossiers, art postal, horloges, lists, reading materiel, statistics. Exposition évolutive du 23 février au 1er avril 2009 à la Galerie W (44 rue Lepic - Paris 18).



Lieu GALERIE W, PARIS
44 Rue Lepic,
Paris 75018.

Tel : 01-42-54-80-24
Site officiel : www.galeriew.com
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Date Lundi 23 Février 2009 - Mardi 24 Mars 2009

10.5.08

PLANS, SECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS, Dublin

Gary Farrelly, redesigned DART map (2008), collage and ink on paper, 70cm x 70cm, private collection, Perugia

Plans, Sections and Elevations is an insightful new art  exhibition that questions the function of architecture past and present. 

The exhibition was conceived and is a curatorial project of Padraic Moore. A number of architectural offices including Scale Architects and A&D Wejchert, the firm responsible for the Helix, have contributed to the exhibition. Artists: Gary Farrelly (Paris), Christoph Kronke (Berlin) and David Turpin (Dublin) have also been also commissioned to make work for the exhibition. None of the artists have any formal architectural training but make use of architectural forms and references in their work. Each artist has contributed 70-100 drawings for display.

Plans,Sections & Elevations runs until 29 May
Royal Institute of Architects,
8 Merrion Sq
Dublin 2.