Exploring themes of the passage of time, personal and artistic regrets, failure, abandonment and irretrievable loss, Paul Rooney has created a newly commissioned video exhibition for Durham Art Gallery.
Using County Durham and the film 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg' as his inspiration Rooney's work centres on a petrol station in the county and explores a dialogue between a fictional artist and his former lover and their relationship to the site.
Winner of the second Northern Art Prize in 2008, Rooney has recently shown work in group projects at the Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, and Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid. He has had solo shows at Matt's Gallery, London and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh and his work was included in the touring exhibition British Art Show 6. Rooney's work has also been broadcast on both Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music.
Commissioned with support from the Elephant Trust.
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