Close to Hand

Friday 23 July – Saturday 9 October 2010
Close to Hand | Friday 23 July  – Saturday 9 October 2010 | Crawford Art Gallery

Lorraine Burrell, Gary Coyle, Cleary + Connolly, Katie Holten, Nick Miller, Collette Nolan, Nathalie du Pasquier

Within the current economic downturn, the media’s concentration on the home as a symptom and symbol places a focus on the relationship between dwellers and buildings. The habitat in which we reside and its extended environment offers both opportunity and restriction, being a potential centre for comfort and conflict, rituals and reverie and a site for rich aesthetic exploration.

‘Close To Hand’ focuses on the investigations and processes of eight artists: Lorraine Burrell; Gary Coyle; Cleary + Connolly; Katie Holten; Nick Miller; Collette Nolan and Nathalie du Pasquier who continue to invoke the personal and physical relationship of their surroundings within their practice.

The artists in this exhibition, could be said to be committed to the “infra?ordinary”1 – watchful students of the everyday attempting to recover elements that form poart of the texture of everyday life so easily disregarded.

Exploring and exposing the blurring or ‘entanglements’2 between life and its environs, the exhibition celebrates the creative impetus that is the familiar and the overlooked within our everyday context and thereby prompts the viewer to ‘look again’ at the relationship with one’s immediate surroundings.

Please contact Dawn Williams for further press information: dawnwilliams@crawfordartgallery.ie

1 Georges Perec, “L’Infra-ordinaire”, ‘Species of Spaces and Other Pieces’, 1997

2 Anne Cleary correspondence, 8 July, 2010

Friday 23 July – Saturday 9 October 2010
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
Cork
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Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
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Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free
caption: Gary Coyle

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