Fiona Dowling’s photographic work to-date concerns itself with the social and personal exploits of young women based in the rural midlands. Her images intend to visually consolidate the vernacularity of their gestures and demeanours against the backdrop of an economy that has little to offer them and a market driven pop-culture that seeks to reap havoc on their sensibilities.
Tansy Cowley’s practice is primarily concerned with the uncovering and construction of personal geographies. Her current work ‘The Present Is Tense’ is the pursuit of presence, what seems increasingly to be an ungraspable, evasive entity. The work is motivated by a desire to echo that transient ephemerality.
Peter Connor’s practice explores individuals who share a common ground or interest. Generally working in series, he addresses these clans directly through figurative portraiture, as well as indirectly, such as the traces they leave on architecture or in their intimate thoughts on ageing. Connor works with both photography and new media. He has shown in the WestSide Gallery in Chelsea, New York, The Joinery in Dublin, and most recently, in the graduate show at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
Louis Haugh’s work, ‘Untitled’, is an exploration of identity, embodiment, and materiality.
‘I Know…’ is Kate Nevin’s current ongoing body of work. It’s an exploration of thoughts and emotions that arise when her photographic focus is fixed on the absence of a parent.
Curated by Tansy Cowley. Tansy has recently completed a BA Hons degree in Photography at IADT Dun Laoghaire. She curated the exhibition ‘I Like Boring Things’ in PhotoIreland Festival 2010 and co-ordinated ‘The Invisible City’ group exhibition, which was held in The Joinery, Arbour Hill in 2009.
Opening: 6pm 21 July
Dates: 21 – 26 July