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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 

Supported by Pat McDonnell Paints.

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Artists' Profiles

Eva O’Leary

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

Conor Clinch

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

Pádraig Spillane

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

Dragana Jurišić

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

Michael Hanna

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

Ruth Medjber

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

Audrey Gillespie

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

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