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Miriam O’Connor | Attention Seekers – A solo show at Galleri Image, Denmark

Miriam O’ Connor’s beautiful series “Attention Seekers” (2010-11) will have a solo show at Galleri Image from January 06th – February 12th, 2012.
Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

OPENING
Friday 6th January 16-19 / The artist will be present. Continue Reading →

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Garvan Gallagher | My Way

Garvan Gallagher – My Way (2010-2011)

Interpreting the word ‘invisible’, a word commonly used by older people about their place in society, is the basis of this body of work. In particular, I am looking at the area of fashion and whether fashion abandons older people or whether older people simply abandon fashion. Choosing a style, each participant put him or herself forward to reinterpret a fashion shoot from Vogue and other fashion magazines, substituting the younger body for the older body. This series of photographs was made while on an artist residency with Draíocht (Blanchardstown, West Dublin). A video piece along with two other photographic series document the participants in more detail, and in particular their thoughts on growing older with fashion. Continue Reading →

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Miriam O’Connor | Attention Seekers

Produced over a period of two years, Attention Seekers are a personal portrayal and playful response to everyday scenes, arbitrary spaces and people encountered by photographer Miriam O’ Connor.

While the ordinary or the everyday are habitually tied up with concepts of familiarity and routine, it is here that O’ Connor discovers infinite possibilities for image making, slicing out its details which petition for attention and assimilate allure. The series is characterised by its fragmentary nature, where the interplay of colour, form, scale and sequencing exhibit ambiguous clues and mischievous impressions of O’ Connor’s voyages into the familiar terrain of the everyday. Continue Reading →