Yellow heralds the floating World, I & II (2018);acrylic and nylon thread on board.
‘Somewhere between perception and reality’ is an exploration of the world of appearances, of surface scratching and the way we have to read between the lines -or images and layers- to get to the core of things.
Sometimes we have to look within to understand what’s without, but are we really looking? In the current climate of fake news, half-truths, rushed verdicts and online knee-jerk reactions, maybe art can help us navigate the tortuous roads of reality by asking us to look again and again, to consider how others perceive our world. Then we might see theirs or at least find common ground…
In my latest work, Yellow heralds the floating world I & II responds to the rise of ‘yellow journalism’ (unscrupulous news reporting) which has become the malady of modern society. This series references the traditional Japanese ukiyo-e, also know as The Floating World or ‘sad troublesome world’- a wood block printing method from the 1600’s Japan which often depicted the more “unsavory” ego driven aspects of humanity. The tablet form of the paintings with yellow web structures and thin nylon threads could be interpreted as the early day tabloid, and referencing the intrusion of the interconnecting web of social media in our lives.
The Olivier Cornet Gallery presents this group show entitled ‘Somewhere between perception and reality’. A ‘lighter’ version of the exhibition was first presented at VUE, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair (Royal Hibernian Academy, 1-4 Nov 2018). The official opening of this exhibition will be on Sun, 9th of Dec 2018, 3pm, at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
The show features work by the following gallery artists:
HUGH CUMMINS, JOHN FITZSIMONS, JORDI FORNIES, CONRAD FRANKEL, CLAIRE HALPIN (shortlisted for the Savills Prize), EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN, MIRIAM MCCONNON, YANNY PETTERS, KELLY RATCHFORD and FREDA RUPP.
Alongside the OCG’s Associate Gallery Artists- AISLING CONROY, DAVID FOX, PAUL JAMES KEARNEY, SHEILA NAUGHTON and VICKY SMITH.
This exhibition runs from 9th Dec 2018 – 17th Feb 2019.
The gallery will be closed from Sun, 23rd Dec 2018 – Fri, 4th Jan 2019 and will resume on Sat, 5th Jan 2019.