The exhibition contains all new work from the past year and primarily uses digital video. The work tests the physical limitations of the immediate environment that the artist finds around him. Duggan’s practice usually begins with tightly planned scenarios which then come under pressure, and can, at times, begin to break down. Gravity is a recurring problem, and stress and pressure, a central reference. These moments of sometimes futile endeavour, evoke a recognisable but unfamiliar viewpoint that interrupts the expected.
Brian Duggan lives and works in Dublin (b.1971). He has had numerous exhibitions in Ireland and abroad and has received a number of awards from the Arts Council of Ireland. He is the co-director and co-founder of Pallas Studios. Exhibtions 2005 _ ‘During the meanwhile’ The Hugh Lane Gallery, IFSC, Dublin (solo), 2006 _‘ Dark’, VUSPACE, Melbourne, Australia, 2005 Bangkok experimental Film fstival, 2004 Darklight, Dublin, 2002 Ev+A Limerick, 2001 Crawford Open. His work is in the collections of The Irish Museum Of Modern Art (IMMA), the Office of Public works (OPW), Air Rianta, Crawford College, Kevin Kavanagh and other private collections. Residencies 2007 Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris, France.2006 Braziers International, Oxfordshire, U.K.