Graham Crowley: A Love of Many Things - Opening Exhibition Conversation

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37 Saint Laurence Street

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An in-conversation between Art Critic for the Irish Times Aidan Dunne and Artist Graham Crowley for the opening of his newest exhibition

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The Chairperson and the Board of the Highlanes Gallery would like to invite all to the opening of Highlanes' newest exhibition, Graham Crowley: A Love of Many Things. Opening on Saturday 21st September from 3:00-5:00pm, it will take the form of an in-conversation between Art Critic for the Irish Times Aidan Dunne and Artist Graham Crowley.

Those interested to attend please note that the event while free, has booking as mandatory due to limited space and may be booked online only via Eventbrite.com.

Graham Crowley's exhibition will primarily be a painting show with work from 1976 to 2019. It is an opportunity to mount an exhibition that tells the story of a life in painting, beginning when painting was regarded as 'dead', conceptual art was pre-eminent and post-modernism, emergent.

Crowley's earliest work could be considered some of the first appropriationist and post-modern paintings made in the UK. His work was described at the time as 'unoriginal', etc. More widely, punk - an appropriationist movement - was also becoming mainstream. It was at this time that Graham's paintings were singled out by the Italian critic and theorist Achille Bonito Oliva as 'trans-avantgarde'.

‘A Love of Many Things’ is not intended to be a retrospective, but more a survey exhibition of the artist’s practice; the primary aim is to celebrate the development and the stylistic shifts over the last 40 years - unfettered by conventions, such as consistency and linearity.

The exhibition is also intended as a refutation of product identity. Crowley says “If it looks like a group show - all the better. This is about a life; a life in which doubt, obsession and poor judgement have played a significant part. Work should be hung in such a way that all works, no matter what medium or size can 'speak' to each other. The aim is ultimately to create a narrative or series of narratives within the show.

The exhibition continues until Saturday 2nd November, 2019, and presented in partnership with Peterborough Museum and Gallery, England.

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Highlanes Art Gallery

37 Saint Laurence Street

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A92 N24N Drogheda

Ireland

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