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Abstracts of Home | Jean Curran Photography Exhibtion

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Station House Gallery, Dalkey

Sorrento Drive

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Abstracts of Home, is a solo exhibition of new work by artist Jean Curran.

“Playful with intent of purpose” is how Curran describes the process behind her gestural, tactile dye transfer images. Curran is one of a new wave of contemporary photo based artists who are deeply engaged in new ways of working with old fashioned, chemical based, camera-less processes.
“The desire to take a photograph apart, to get in between the layers and to put it back together again and to do so by hand” is what inspired Jean Curran to move to London to revive and establish a dye transfer printing studio. Dye transfer printing was one of the first methods used to make a full colour print, a practice that saw it’s hey days in the 1940’s and 50’s. Since that time dye transfer printing has been replaced with quicker and more economical methods of printing. However, the purity and vibrancy of dye transfer prints and their long lasting archival quality means that they are still revered in the art world today.
Inspired by the freedom of the spontaneous creative act and the visceral qualities of the paintings created by the abstract expressionist painters, Curran set out to do just that only not with paint and brushes, Curran chose to do so with the films, chemicals and dyes that make up a photographic print. The results are bright, vibrant, spectral images that are as much about feeling as they are about seeing.

Opening: Thursday, June 15 6pm

artist interview with Jim Carroll, The Irish Times,

followed by exhibition launch

Free Admission

Exhibition runs to July 15
Open: Wed – Sun: 12.00–18.00pm

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