Kev thuam | Gerry Blake 'Home Place'

Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon; 25 Peb Hlis - 3 Plaub Hlis 2022

Gerry Blake, Monaghan Town, 2019, duab; los ntawm tus kws kos duab thiab Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon. Gerry Blake, Monaghan Town, 2019, duab; los ntawm tus kws kos duab thiab Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon.

Gerry Blake's exhibition, 'Home Place', ntawm Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon nthuav qhia cov duab thaij duab ntawm cov neeg hauv lawv lub tsev thiab cov tsev sib cais, tsim los ntawm tus kws kos duab hauv peb lub xyoos dhau los, thaum mus ncig tebchaws Ireland. Hauv cov ntsiab lus no, kev yees duab plays ob lub luag haujlwm ntawm kev piav dab neeg thiab cov ntaub ntawv. Cov hauj lwm muaj npe tom qab txhua qhov kev kawm thawj lub npe, uas nyiam ntxiv kev sov siab thiab kev xav ntawm tus kheej rau cov duab uas twb muaj lawm. 

Feem ntau ntawm cov ntawv phab ntsa yog cov lus ncaj qha los ntawm cov duab kos duab; Cov suab ntawm tus kheej piav qhia tias lawv tau txais lawv lub tsev li cas, lossis vim li cas lawv nyob hauv qhov chaw tshwj xeeb no. Cov lus ncaj thiab kev sib tham yog siv thoob plaws, piav txog lub neej hauv tsev, hloov tsheb npav, nkoj thiab tsev sib koom. Qhov chaw gallery muaj cov lus piav qhia zoo, nqa ntau yam ntawm microworlds, tsim los ntawm txhua qhov kev kawm tsis muaj kev xav kom tau txais kev ywj pheej, tus kheej qhov chaw thiab meej mom. Cov hauj lwm hauv qhov chaw tseem ceeb yog tag nrho cov loj tib yam thiab muab qhov sib npaug sib nrug, uas qee qhov qhia txog cov dab neeg sib txawv ntau dua. Lub phab ntsa muab faib ua ib qho kev yees duab uas tsis muaj teeb meem ntawm qhov zoo li yog ib lub tsev tso tseg tom qab lub laj kab ntoo, nrog lub tsev loj, derelict, Victorian lub tsev nyob rau sab nraud.

Featuring nyob rau hauv lub series yog ib daim duab, lub npe Kamla, uas yog tus tswv zoo siab ntawm ib lub tsev hauv Cork. Vivid, tu paj thiab tus kheej style ntawm tus kheej pab txhawb rau lub zog ntawm lub neej hauv tsev. Cov khoom Cyan qhia txog tus tswv tshiab ntawm lub nkoj, uas nws tau caij nkoj los ntawm Askiv mus rau Ireland. Nws yog immersed nyob rau hauv lub nkoj sab hauv, lub ntuj lub teeb illuminating nws, thaum highlighting nws persistence nyob rau hauv ua lub tsev. Eoin zaum sab nraum nws lub tsev tshiab. Nws lub ntsej muag lees paub tias nws xis nyob nrog cov txheej txheem ntawm kev kho dua tshiab, ib puag ncig los ntawm cov cuab yeej thiab tawg, fertile textures. 

Angela yog ib tug portrait ntawm ib tug poj niam nyob rau hauv nws lub teeb-filled chav ua noj, uas echoes lub composition ntawm Jackie Nickerson lub contemplative photographic portrait, Seamus Heaney (1932-2013), kws sau paj lug, Tus kws sau nkauj, Tus txhais lus, Nobel Laureate (2007), nyob hauv National Gallery ntawm Ireland sau. Lub teeb yog txawm, harnessing ib balm ntawm khwv tau thiab uninterrupted kev thaj yeeb. Courtney qhia txog ib tug poj niam zaum ntawm cov kauj ruam ntawm lub tsheb npav hloov dua siab tshiab uas nws tau nyob rau xyoo dhau los. Nws piav qhia txog kev thauj mus los ntawm kev ua kom nws lub tsev tshwm sim, thiab kev ywj pheej muab rau nws. Nws pom tau tias nws tseem ceeb uas nws zaum ntawm cov kauj ruam hauv ib txoj kev uas ib tug neeg yuav zaum ntawm lub rooj zaum lossis sab nrauv ntawm lub tsev. Daim duab Jin qhia cov ntsiab lus nrog nws lub tsheb kauj vab sab nraum tsev. Nws piav qhia tias kev xauj tsev nrog ntau tus neeg laus tseem kim npaum li cas, tab sis nws zoo li nws tau txais. Muaj nws lub tsheb kauj vab rau tes qhia tias xav tau kev ywj pheej.

Cov khoom David thiab Lois nthuav qhia leej txiv thiab tus ntxhais ib sab ntawm cov duab sib cais; ob qho tib si yog yees duab nyob rau hauv lub tsheb npav. Daim ntawv qhia piav qhia txog qhov xav tau li cas David tsav tsheb npav mus rau nws qhov chaw thiab ua haujlwm rau nws kom nws nyob. Nws hais tias, "Nws muaj lub lauj kaub tais diav, txaj, chav tso quav tso quav thiab lub dab dej uas siv dej los ntawm lub thoob sab nraud." Ob daim duab no muaj ntau yam khoom, txee, cobwebs, thiab lub teeb mos, uas qhia txog zaj dab neeg ntawm kev sov so hauv tsev. David tab tom saib down, pensive thiab txaus siab, tsis tau muaj ib tug taug qab ntawm ib tug hnyav rau nws. Lois tab tom saib, hnav lub ntsej muag ci ntsa iab, ua los ntawm keeb kwm yav dhau los ntawm cov khoom zoo li cocoa, lub hwj, qhov cub, lub lauj kaub kas fes thiab daim ntaub gingham.

Nyob rau sab nraum qab ntawm lub gallery, ib tug me me subspace nthuav tawm lwm txheej ntawm dluab, uniform nyob rau hauv scale thiab curation. 'Empty Houses' yog daim phiaj duab ntawm cov tsev tsis muaj nyob thoob plaws tebchaws Ireland. Tau tsiv los ntawm kev sov siab, ncaj ncees, nyuaj, thiab ua yeeb yam ntawm cov neeg hauv lawv lub tsev, ib feem ntawm qhov yeeb yam no cuam tshuam rau cov neeg saib nrog lub siab ntawm cov tsev uas tsis muaj neeg nyob. Tawm ntawm 16 daim, qee lub tsev tau raug hlawv, lwm tus tsis saib xyuas, thiab muaj cov tsev uas tsis ntev los no. Ib tug muaj ib tug qhib rooj vag, qhia hais tias dab tsi tuaj ua ntej los yog ntau pertinently, dab tsi yuav tsum yog. Lub silence uas hovers tshaj cov duab no qhia qhov rhiab heev ntawm British artist George Shaw lub articulations ntawm yav tav su suburbia. Hauv kev sib piv rau Shaw cov duab ntawm cov tsev nyob hauv nroog, Blake kev yees duab yog cov ntaub ntawv dawb huv ntawm cov tsev zoo li qub, tsis saib xyuas raws li cov khoom hauv lub cev, lawv qhov tseem ceeb tau ntsib nrog kev ua haujlwm ruaj khov. 

Hauv kev nkag siab, 'Tsev Chaw' ​​raug kev txom nyem hauv nws txoj kev yooj yim; nws tsis hais txog qhov nyuaj ntawm vaj tse kev kub ntxhov, tab sis txiav rau lub plawv ntawm qhov teeb meem. 'Empty Houses' lays tawm undeniable misuses ntawm av thiab cov kev pab cuam uas tsis ua rau peb kev sib raug zoo nrog vaj tse. Zuag qhia tag nrho, lub rooj nthuav qhia tau teeb tsa nws tus kheej paub txog kev paub, uas cov tuam tsev thiab cov neeg qhia thiab tiv thaiv ib leeg. 

Jennie Taylor yog tus kws sau kos duab nyob thiab ua haujlwm hauv Dublin.

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