Saturday, February 8, 2014

Memory Motel

Here is the like 'online' version of my exhibition Memory Motel. The last day was today, so if you missed it, you can check out all the works below! I also have an online catalogue with the works, that you can view here: For all enquiries about the works, contact :)

"Memory Motel is an exhibition of recent paintings by Minna Gilligan. With a nod to the last track Memory Motel on the Rolling Stones' 1976 album Black and Blue, Gilligan explores the nature of sigh inducing, fond, rose-tinted memories.

For Gilligan, the process of painting is a diaristic one, taking her own cloudy, dream-like and not quite there reminiscences and channeling them into equally cloudy paintings. The recent paintings of Memory Motel are smoky - with fuzzy, aerosol colours underneath odd, floating shapes and crude mark making. The result is psychedelic and almost nauseating.

The notion of longing and missing something, or someone, is what Gilligan is particularly trying to preserve in these works. The exhibition space is her own Memory Motel of magical, fleeting encounters that are rapidly fading from her mind - disappearing into their own forgotten, seldom sung melody."

Love Me Tender, 2014, acrylic and spray paint on canvas.

Cool Change, 2014, acrylic, spray paint and collage on canvas.

Being With You, 2014, acrylic and spray paint on canvas.

Lotta Love, 2014, acrylic and spray paint on canvas.

A lot of friends/blog readers/instagram followers/general well wishers came to see the show while it was up, and that really meant a lot to me! I was sitting for a few days and got to meet and chat to some of you, which was brilliant. Thank you so much for your support.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love these! I'm really sad I couldn't come to the exhibition now! The colours are so dreamy and nostalgic, I could get lost in them!