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Saturation: the everyday transformed

29 January - 26 June 2022

Dragana Jurišić, Ruth Medjber, Audrey Gillespie, Michael Hanna, Eva O’Leary, Pádraig Spillane, Conor Clinch, Hazel Coonagh, Megan Doherty, Vittoria Colonna, Cáit Fahey, Ayesha Ahmad and Niamh Swanton.

SATURATION: the everyday transformed will explore remarkable bodies of work created by a young generation of artists who use photography to explore lives played out in front of them, often creating or conveying a heightened experience through the use of colour.

The exhibition will embrace aspects of social media, street photography, music and fashion photography with elements of the documentary tradition to make for a display that is light-hearted, if sometimes claustrophobic. Inevitably it will reflect, if often only accidently, major changes in both society and technology, how photographs are taken, shared and consumed.

SATURATION: the everyday transformed will focus on photography of contemporary life at the intersection of the quotidian, or everyday and the fantastic or even surreal. It will explore what Susan Sontag termed ‘Everyday life apotheosized…the kind of beauty that only the camera reveals’.

Curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams 

Click on the image below to view a virtual tour of the exhibition

Saturation virtual tour

Supported by Pat McDonnell Paints.

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Artists' Profiles

13/04/2022
Eva O’Leary

‘The portraits capture the intricacies of self-presentation and highlight a young woman’s discomfort...

13/04/2022
Conor Clinch

'I approach everything as an absolute outsider. It is the only way I can break so many rules.'

13/04/2022
Pádraig Spillane

‘All image surfaces are ripples of thoughts and forces that shape and comprise contemporary experience.'

21/03/2022
Audrey Gillespie & Pádraig Spillane: In Conversation

8 April 2022

08/03/2022
Dragana Jurišić

“During the summers of 2020 and 2021, Vis island provided shelter to my friends and […]

08/03/2022
Michael Hanna

“It is exciting to be part of the exhibition SATURATION: the everyday transformed, and I […]

08/03/2022
Ruth Medjber

In this video, Ruth Medjber (aka Ruthless Imagery) introduces us to ‘WORSHIP’, an immersive visual and […]

24/02/2022
Audrey Gillespie

In this video, Audrey Gillespie introduces us to her ‘This Hurts’ series, part of SATURATION: […]

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