Exhibition 10 August to 6 October, 2002
This was the first gallery exhibition of Paul McCarthy’s work in Ireland. McCarthy, one the most influential and revolutionary artists of his generation, uses a range of media including photography, painting, sculpture, performance, video and installation in an attempt to describe the psychosexual desires and social and political anxieties of the American subconscious.
In the Butler Gallery he exhibited projections of well-known performances Painter 1995, Rocky 1976, Sailor’s Meat, Sailors Delight 1975, Black and White Tapes II. The exhibition brought together work from the past thirty years and gave an overview of his performances on video.