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Twinsome Minds in the BC Chronicle

Co-directors Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher were featured in the Boston College Chronicle in the article “BC Project Aims to Put 1916 Irish Rising in a New, and Larger, Context”

Audiences, Kearney hopes, will take away ‘a new sense of the unfinished stories and promises of 1916 as well as a sense of solidarity with both the Irish who died in Dublin during Easter week and in the fields of Flanders wearing British uniforms.’

‘I hope the audience comes away with a more nuanced understanding of 1916 and a more inclusive interpretation of the foundational story of the modern Irish state,’ said Gallagher, an interdisciplinary artist and curator. ‘We hope to offer an imaginative alternative to triumphalist (and boring) military reenactments and partisan positioning, one that nudges towards a collective empathy.’

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Sheila Gallagher reviewed by the Boston Globe

Cate McQuaid reviews Twinsome Minds Co-director for her work at Inscape/Instress (Wellesley College) in her article “Weighty messages, clad in exuberant gestures, at Jewett.” Sheila Gallagher’s series works in parallel with Twinsome Minds, using animations, prints, and drawings from the performed lecture.

Gallagher’s audacious drawing ‘Gleam darkling of affluvial flowandflow,’ a big, 8-by-14-foot work, is named for a passage in James Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake.’ The title aptly describes the scene: Smoky masses, like mountains in Chinese landscapes, rise beneath great, chunky swipes of clouds, amid rushing, bubbly dark washes. It’s part landscape and part abstraction, with tiny, lyrical details accruing into an epic saga.

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Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher on RTE Arena
Richard and Sheila
Twinsome Minds in the BC Chronicle
Sheila Gallagher reviewed by the Boston Globe