“My current work appropriates used vinyl record sleeves to create new visual possibilities derived from their original design intent. Through deconstructing, inverting and reformatting I am exploring visual juxtapositions, chance connections and spatial relationships. Some of these new compositions open out disjointed narratives, where snippets of the recognisable are aside un-coded texts, signs and symbols. Some tend towards the abstract while other works aim to re-contextualise the original vinyl jacket.” Brian Hegarty.
Brian Hegarty was born in Dublin in 1970 and now lives and works in Drogheda, Co. Louth. He graduated from D.I.T in 1994 and has since had solo shows in Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku. Lapua, Finland, Catherine Hammond Gallery, the Joinery and Droichead Arts Centre. Group shows include Reframing the Domestic in Irish Art, Highlanes Gallery, RHA Annual Exhibition, Salon 10 at the MRA gallery London and Éigse, Carlow amongst others. From 2011 – 2014 he worked with artist led collective Nexus Arts before forming thirty three – 45 in 2015, curating and producing events and exhibitions. He has worked with artists as diverse as Gee Vaucher, CRASS, Erica il Cane, Wayne Kramer, MC5, Mark Templeton, Steven Stapleton, NWW and Alan MaGee. He has recently released a limited cassette tape of his sound collage work entitled Heaven is the whole of a heart.