Margaret O’Brien, The Long Goodbye, 2007. Mixed media, installation view from “Material Worlds.”

“Material Worlds”

Banbridge, Northern Ireland

FE. McWilliam Gallery

Group sculpture shows are a comparative rarity now in Ireland. This one, featuring nine artist, eight of them Irish, wasn’t remotely representative of what is happening in Irish sculpture at the moment. Instead, it offered a very specific “take,” focusing mainly on artists who use everyday materials, are “additive,” and whose lineage is plainly that of conceptualism and Minimalism…see the full review in April’s magazine.