Private View: Wednesday 16th August, 6–8pm
Show Continues: Thursday 17th – Saturday 26th 2017, 12–6pm
The show presents an ongoing practice that explores a bodily response to social spaces. Investigated via drawing and painting; it considers how paint can articulate the nuance of these experiences. The works were initially conceived on a small scale, with the intention of finding a particular language that examines the notion of a bodily deficit. Reevaluated on a large scale, these condensed renderings are an attempt to discover a more direct form. In certain cases the paint surface takes on the function of a notebook, the jotted down action is inherent to the work.
John Busher (b. Wexford, 1976) graduated from NCAD with an MA Art in the Contemporary World in 2015, a Post Grad in 2008, and an Honours Degree in 1999. Recent joint exhibitions include ‘Transferrals’, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2015). Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Floorplan’, NAG Gallery, Dublin (2015). Selected group shows include ‘Impressions Biennnial’, CCAM, GMIT, Galway (2017), And Creatures Dream... A New Language..., Wexford County Council & Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford (2017), 'Halftone', The Library Project, Dublin (2016), Winter Open’, RUA RED, Dublin, and ‘Essays for the House of Memory’, Ormston House, Limerick (2014). He was the recipient of the ‘The Living Art Project’ residency in 2015 & 2017 (Wexford County Council & The Arts Council).
Photography: John Busher ©2017