November 6, 2009

Liam O'Callaghan

'If I falter, if you falter, you will hold me, I will hold you'
Cathach Books, Duke Street

A stack of used pencil erasers atop a small shelf sits quietly in the back of antiquarian bookshop, Cathach Books. The piece, Liam O'Callaghan's 'If I falter, if you falter, I will hold you, you will hold me' is composed of erasers collected from the artists friends and colleagues, and replaced with new ones. Thus, each component retains a kind of charge from it's previous owner - of their creativity, but also a certain frisson of failure.

With humility and poetry, the work points to an acceptance of the inherent flaws in life and how through this acceptance we may come to experience a new wholeness.

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