The work in Not Half Right is a disjointed narrative of McCormick’s chronically ill life as she enters her seventh decade with all guns not blazing. It’s a monologue of misery made slowly with many intermissions, peppered with moments of levity to sweeten the pill. The ephemera of a sick life and the associated pills, potions, cures and lotions are some of the themes in this work. It also explores rituals around healing and the never ending search for ‘the cure’.
Over the years she has amassed a grand hoard of useless articles and medically related tat much of which has found its way into the drawings, prints and assemblages in this show.
Jane McCormick is a visual artist based in Cavan. She studied at NCAD Dublin and De Montfort University Leicester graduating in 1980 with Hons Degree in ceramics. In a previous life, before chronic illness, she had shown her work widely including solo shows in Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, The Context Gallery Derry (now CCA) and The Old Museum Gallery Belfast. She sat on the board of The Sculptor’s Society of a Ireland (now VAI) for 3 years and is at present a member of the Townhall Cavan Art Space collective.
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Genres: Visual Art
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: The Museum of Broken Things (formerly Bluewall Gallery) Corracanvy, Cavan, H12 ET93
Phone: 086 2902493