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CAPTURED: Rich, Rugged and Fresh, Goose Lane Gallery, Belfast, 7th – 23rd September 2017

My first visit to this small gallery behind the Tivoli Barber’s  shop in North Street happened courtesy  the painter Gary Shaw.   Until this encounter,  I failed  to register an art group  Belfast Bankers, a name inspired by  the group … Continue reading

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Fine Art at 2017 Annual Degree shows, University of Ulster Belfast, 2 – 10 June

Fiftysix pages of a newsprint 36 x 29 cm ( a size of not the smallest of canvas) carries the basic administrative information about courses and a campus map. BUT not the layout of the placement.  Each cohort of students … Continue reading

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Robert Ellis: Proverbs, 3/3 – 15/4 2017 at Belfast Exposed

The gallery handout makes astonishing statement calling this small exhibition upstairs ” “an ongoing  body of work using photographic images and audio recordings that engage with the contemporary landscape of Uganda while exploring its layers of memory.” Whose layers of … Continue reading

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Victories are shortlived – Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 23.06.16 – 13.08.16

Milena Bonilla (b 1975, Bogota, Columbia) tracks a “no man land” between Germany and Czech Republic – a residuum of the Cold War  between Soviet Union and the West. Where used to be an electric fence for almost half a … Continue reading

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Peter FitzGerald, 2016, http://connemara.website

These photographs are deliberately rotated 90°. We see into landscapes. We are less inclined to see the visual structure of what is before us. But we can make things strange in order to see differently – through rotation, for example. Then we see … Continue reading

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Jordan Hutchings, Body of Work, GTG, Belfast, 4-25 June 2015

Curated by the artist Mary Morgan, the exhibition  as a whole induced  an aesthetic experience by the chosen rhythmical display.  I read a wall like  a sheet music – imagined intonating it in a- minor after repeating five times the … Continue reading

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JORDAN HUTCHINGS

  A year has passed between the first an the last of Hutchings’s images.  Although they protect their individual identity they are peacefully similar, in that they trap light into a kind of trinity: light is the subject, medium and … Continue reading

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Angelo Garoglio: Come Elegia, Galleria Don Chisciotte, Torino, 2014

It is about Garoglio’s obsession with sculpture by Medardo Rosso ( 1858-1928), this time mostly with and Garoglio worked with variants of both the above from a private collection in Milan. Please, browse,  the book: Come_Elegia for Garoglio’s photographs related to the … Continue reading

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Palimpsest

This is not reviewing an exhibition.  I have been grounded for a while by life away from art,  and this essay is not a palimpsest, it has no force to change anything and to show evidence of that change.  It … Continue reading

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WILDSCAPES

The sound of Campbells work  behind the back wall saturated the whole gallery,  interfering with the viewing of works by  Moffett (on the wall) and Hughes(between the columns) Curated by Phillip McCrilly and supported by  Ben Crothers’s  substantial informative essay … Continue reading

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FIONA LARKIN, BACKSTORY, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 6 December 2012 -17 January 2014

The idea that something commonplace can be transfigured into exceptional has been habitually compulsorily twinned with reason and consent. Both appear at the preparatory stages of this  exhibition.

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Mary Morgan and Gerard Carson

Mary Morgan and Gerard Carson: A Passing Breeze, Golden Thread Gallery, 4 – 27 July 2013 In the gallery’s project space, an installation of objects by Gerard Carson and of lens-based images of objects by Mary Morgan has been curated … Continue reading

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Brian J Morrison

Brian J Morrison: RIPPED, CHISELED, AND ROCK HARD, Platform Arts, Belfast, 2013 I have not seen this exhibition. The following email conversation with the artist supported by photographs by Jason Higgins and the artist, aims to trace the intention and responsiveness to … Continue reading

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John Byrne

John Byrne in Northern Ireland: 30 years of Photography, at MAC, Belfast During the opening night, I noticed the pronounced difference in the display  between the two venues:  the intuitive sensitive installation in the small gallery at BX (see my … Continue reading

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Karine Talec

Karine Talec: Drawing In the Light, 2013, University of Ulster Degree shows, Belfast Her gestures as drawings in the air are readily understood. In the above frame  it appears as if she is  responding  to someone in the audience. In … Continue reading

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Angelo Garoglio

Born  1951 in Milan, Garoglio lives in Turin, where he met and collaborated with Mutus Liber. In 1986, Brian Kennedy invited them all to Northern Ireland and Danny McCarthy arranged for their work to be seen in Cork. Garoglio contributed … Continue reading

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Mary McIntyre

Mary McIntyre: A Contemporary Sublime MAC, Belfast, 16 Nov 2012 – 20 Jan 2013

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