Artists Talk—David Lunney & Blaine O’Donnell

Time: 5–6pm Thursday 12th April 2018

Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios

No booking required – all welcome

Join David Lunney and Blaine O'Donnell discuss Lunney's new exhibiton Chrome Dreams, the first exhibition of our Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

David Lunney’s artistic practice involves the undertaking of protracted art processes. Typically, these processes start with the construction of site-specific or portable sculptural works in the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. These sculptures are generally created less for their inherent value but rather to provide photographic source material for documentary artworks. The resulting documentary artworks can take the form of prints, drawings or photographs. These images are rendered, framed and presented in a fashion which intentionally obscures and embellishes the original object and moment that they represent. In these artworks, it is often the relationship between representational imagery and its surrounding abstract visual information which infers the process and concept behind the work. The works have a self-contained narrative; the concept and the material process are intrinsically linked in the artworks discussion of it’s provenance.

David Lunney is an emerging visual artist based in Dublin. His practice is process-led, in the making of any given work he uses a wide variety of materials and media. He is currently working in Talbot Studios. He uses The Dublin Mountains both as his main source material and guerrilla sculpture garden. He has had solo shows in The LAB Gallery, Eight Gallery and Droichead Arts Centre. He has recently participated in shows in The Dock, RUA RED, Catalyst Arts, LACE Los Angeles and 126 Gallery.

Blaine O’Donnell (Northern Ireland, 1986) is an artist and writer. He is a graduate of MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, and has taken part in exhibitions and projects including RESORT: A Popular Destination at Pallas Projects/Studios (2014), and Spectrum of Activity, Black Mariah, Cork (2011) curated by Padraic E. Moore. Solo exhibitions include Table-Fables, Void Community Space, Derry (2011) and ZENITH, Ulster Hall, Belfast (2011/12).