Kildare Arts Service : Municipal Collection


Fergus Feehily - Untitled 2 

'Untitled' as part of an exhibition

Fergus Feehily - Book no4a 

'Book No4a'

Fergus Feehily - Sad Oval 

'Sad Oval'

‘Untitled’, ‘Book No4a’ and ‘Sad Oval’ - Fergus Feehily

‘Untitled’ medium: Found photograph and frame, paint, wood

‘Untitled’ dimensions: 30.5cm x 23.5cm x 1.6cm

‘Book No4a’ medium: Notebook

‘Book No4a’ dimensions: 22.2cm x 17.6cm x 2cm

‘Sad Oval’ medium: Oil on Canvas

‘Sad Oval’ dimensions: 35cm x 30cm x 1.5cm

Fergus Feehily has exhibited across Ireland, including shows at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and internationally including shows in San Francisco and Cologne.

These pieces by Fergus Feehily feature a photograph found by the artist which he has then altered by attaching a piece of wood thereby hiding much of the photograph, a notebook and a sheet of MDF. All three pieces contain only minor interventions by the artist. He has for the most left these premade objects untouched. The idea of using found objects as art works dates back to the Dadaists of the 1910s and 1920s. Artists such as Marcel Duchamp would either sometimes adapt a found object (they called them “Objet Trouve” or “Readymades”) or leave them as they found them and exhibit them as their own work. Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” (actually a urinal) is probably the best known of these Readymades.

Click here to compare these works to ‘Fountain’ by Marcel Duchamp

Fergus Feehily - Untitled

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