Gabhann Dunne

Magenta Honey


Dublin City Council

Arts Office

The Lab

Foley Street

Dublin 1

 

30 April – 13 June 2015

 

Preview 30th April 6-8pm

 

Informing Gabhann Dunne’s practice is a widespread of literature, social commentators and ecologists such as John Gray, Mark Rowlands and Emma Marris. Painting is not used analytically but to interrogate how different forms or techniques can be used with each other to create tension, power and the sacred. Imagery leaks from the canvas onto walls and floors, anchoring the work in the space of its showing, a loop of flowers, a small pillow to break the fall of a painted animal. While the subject of the work may seem overly dark and nihilistic there is humour here, compassion, apology and a desire to protect. Magenta Honey is the result of Dunne’s Residency on Bull Island, which has been designated since 1981 by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. It is the only Biosphere Reserve entirely in a capital city in the world.

This exhibition is accompanied by a specially commissioned text by Nathan Hugh O’Donnell, writer and editor of Paper Visual Arts Journal.

 

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