The Hrönir [Jerks, Buffoons & Pests] | Conor Kelly at Platform Arts, Belfast

04/04/2019 - 26/04/2019 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast
Artists Talk: Thursday 4 March, 4:30PM-5:10PM Opening: Thursday 4 March 6PM-9PM Platform Arts presents an installation of paintings by Glasgow-based artist Conor Kelly (born Cork 1980). ‘The Hrönir (Buffoons, Jerks and Pests)’ is Kelly’s first solo exhibition in Northern Ireland since 2007 and brings together works that reference a variety of subjects, including sacred Balinese monkeys and the ‘satanic panic’ that spread throughout Ulster between the years 1972-74. The paintings are presented in a dressed environment commissioned specially for the gallery space. The title of the exhibition refers to the mysterious and poetic objects that appear in Jorge Luis Borges’ short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis...