If what they say is true
1 December 2012 – 13 January 2013
Lee Welch is the recipient of the first CCA annual commission for an emerging artist with a connection to our region. He was selected from a shortlist of applicants by a jury consisting of artist Locky Morris, writer Paul O’Neill, and curator Emily Pethick. This opportunity has been made possible through the generous support of Arts & Business NI, Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors, and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
If what they say is true is a series of recurrent motifs that take shape in printed matter, arrangements and displays, objects, texts, and unwieldy social situations, that index a larger structure. The environment filters perceptions, adjusting not only one’s sense of the surroundings but also one’s awareness of others. Situations and events framed within this context ignite potential for unforeseen participation and communication between artist, artwork and audience.
The opening of If what they say is true coincides with the official opening of CCA’s new space at 10-12 Artillery Street.