AboutKaterina Botsari | Louise Bristow | Luigi Consolandi | Gemma Hodge | Marianne Keating | Antonio Lopez | Helen Nunan
For its spring exhibition Dare to Joust is delighted to present Forensic; a group exhibition that brings together the work of several artists whose individual practices analyse and depict everyday events and objects that have become so normal to our lives that they are invisible to us. Through observation, analysis and imagination the artists allow us to re-realise our everyday situations and the objects that surround us as extraordinary and significant parts of our lives.
The artists, although sharing a common interest in the everyday have very different approaches and methods to their Art.
Within the show the works of Antonio Lopez (Spain/Ireland) use methods of depiction and composition in keeping with the tradition of object representation of Dutch genre painting but with a contemporary awareness of the found articles being depicted and their value. Whereas Katerina Botsari (UK) chooses to depict household materials that relate to past events in her life that may at the outset have been ordinary but with time have gained personal significance.
Gemma Hodge`s (Ireland) monochrome suburban landscapes revel in the ordinary, industrial machinery jostles alongside the natural world for recognition creating images distinguished by the attention she lavishes on her source material. Helen Nunan's (Ireland) interest lies in grand classical architectural motifs juxtaposed alongside simple household objects such as a cup and saucer, imbuing the latter with the same dignity and respect accorded the former.
Rather than depicting familiar objects or situations Marianne Keating's (Ireland) screenprinted series Circa" composes and arranges familiar colours and a simple pattern to stimulate the viewer's associations with those colours.