Patrick Colhoun: zeropointsixsixrecurring
Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to present Patrick Colhoun’s solo project space exhibition zeropointsixsixrecurring.
The title refers to the artist’s belief that they have reached a certain point in their life, both in personal terms, but also as the point where all influences from previous exhibitions have come together. Colhoun is known for his ceramics and in this exhibition his hand-made ceramics remain the predominant material. More unconventional materials, such as hosiery, Meccano and shotgun cartridges are also present and reflect influences from various parts of the artist’s life.
zeropointsixsixrecurring is a combination of influences from the artist’s very first memory to the present time, but looking forward as well as backwards.
Originally trained as a ceramicist, Patrick Colhoun’s practice is now multi-disciplinary with sculptures and installations combining ceramic, hosiery, neon, latex, piercings, as well as video and 2-dimensional works.
Throughout his career the artist has used the making process to help with difficult times. The first public exhibition of his work coincided with redundancy after a twenty year career. This was followed one year later by the death of his father. The mood of the artist’s work at this time was summed up perfectly by the work Foundling, an installation of twenty-five ceramic heads at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery in 2012. Each head represented one year in the twenty-five years between the passing of the artist’s mother and father and symbolised the artist becoming the head of the family.
More recent work is still heavily influenced by memory, with exhibitions taking place in Belfast, Dublin and London.