Kildare Arts Service : Municipal Collection : Municipal Collection intro : Fergus Feehliy

Fergus Feehily - Book no4a 

Fergus Feehily - Sad Oval 

Fergus Feehily - Untitled 

Fergus Feehily

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.

“Book No4a” , “Sad Oval” and “Untitled”

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.