As Conceptual Art emerged through the late 1960s, its credo that ‘art is ideas’ challenged notions about art, society, politics and the media. Conceived in Wicklow in 1971 and installed for the first time at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, in 1975, Everybody Should Get Stones is indebted to the avant-garde Irish literary tradition of Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and Flann O’Brien. Using stones as a simile, Sheridan encourages the viewer/participant to question how our perceptions of reality and knowledge of art are acquired.
Unframed, 12 x 40.5 x 28.5 cm
Sheet size, 60 x 42 cm
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006|
|Edition||Edition of 3|
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Dublin born artist Noel Sheridan attended Trinity College, Dublin, and Columbia University, New York. He exhibited at the Dawson Gallery in the late 1950s and represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1960. He won the Carroll Prize for Painting at the Living Art Exhibition in Dublin in 1965 and 1969. Sheridan was Director of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, from 1980 to 2002. He was a founding member of Independent Artists, a committee member of Rosc and was elected to Aosdána.View Artist
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