18 Jan - 16 Feb 2013

Peppercanister’s first show of 2013 brings together original works interpreting the theme of Janus from many of Ireland’s most distinguished artists as well as a number of notable UK artists. The exhibition includes painting, photography, print, sculpture and ceramic, as well as poetry by Michael Longley, one of Ireland’s most eminent poets. Along with regular gallery artists, the show sees the return of invited artists Mary Kelly, Brian King, Carolyn Mulholland, Rachel Parry and Michael Quane. Political ceramic sculptor Steve Dixon (Professor at the Manchester School of Art and inaugural V&A Ceramics Artist in Residence), Andrew Folan, and John Kindness (who has recently completed his Gasworks sculpture on the quays of the River Liffey) will be showing at the gallery for the first time.

The Roman god of new beginnings and transitions, war and peace, Janus is typically represented by a two-faced God, simultaneously looking to the future and to the past. The Romans bestowed the fitting title of Janus upon the month of January as it is a time for all to reminisce on the year gone by whilst focusing on the fresh start the new year brings.

This January as we introduce our new website and identity, and with a strong program of work planned for 2013, we look forward to building on our past years of exhibitions and continuing to work closely with exceptional Irish and International Artists to produce new, exciting and thought provoking shows.

Artists include: Liam Belton, Ann Griffin Bernstorff, Basil Blackshaw, Steve Dixon, Andrew Folan, Graham Gingles, Mary Kelly, John Kindness, Brian King, Sonja Landweer, Michael Longley, Deirdre McLoughlin, Simon McWilliams, Carolyn Mulholland, Abigail O’Brien, Gavin O’Curry, Rachel Parry, Michael Quane, Neil Shawcross, Andrew Vickery, Conor Walton and Charlie Whisker.