Labyrinth Coaster: Recent Sculpture of Niall Donaghy

September 17, 2009 – November 8, 2009

Niall Donaghy, Superfortress, 2006

Labyrinth Coaster
Recent Sculptures of Niall Donaghy
September 17 to November 8, 2009
Massie Family Sculpture Courtyard
Curator: Ted Fullerton

Organized by the Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie. Regional artist Niall Donaghy has constructed created a large scale wooden sculpture of the F15 Eagle, a modern tactical fighter jet, for the MacLaren’s Massie Family Sculpture Courtyard. This work occupies a scale that hovers uncomfortably between a model kit and the actual plane. Donaghy has often evoked imagery of flight in his artistic practice, intrigued by its formal and mythological association with labyrinthine ideology. His airborne vehicles induce the wonders of flight while simultaneously subverting associations with violence and destruction. Curator: Ted Fullerton. Organized by the Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie. Donaghy received his MFA from York University in Toronto, a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, and a Fine Arts Diploma from Fanshawe College in London. He has exhibited at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Cambridge Galleries, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. He lives and maintains a studio in Hawkestone, Ontario.