14 February–5 June 2017
IMMA presents ‘Institutional Ghost’, a solo exhibition of recent and new work by Jac Leirner created in response to the architecture of the museum. Leirner works across disciplines including sculpture, painting, installation and works on paper.
Since the mid-1980s, Leirner has collected the temporary and incidental products of everyday life, tapping into what she has described as the ‘infinity of materials’. Stickers, rulers, plastic bags, business cards, cigarette ends and even bank notes make their appearance in her work, removed but not entirely dislocated from their original function. By repurposing these everyday materials into visually compelling sculptures and installations, Leirner creates new and unexpected associations.
Jac Leirner ‘Institutional Ghost’
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12–5.30pm
Jac Leirner 'Skin (Rizla Liquorice)' (2013)
Cigarette rolling papers (684 units)
56 11/16 x 56 11/16 x 9/16 in. (144 x 144 x 1.5 cm)
© Jac Leirner. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby)