The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a new music session where artist Bill Harris will host an experimental electronic dance night as part of our First Thursday series. Through this new series of late openings, the gallery becomes a space for hosting unexpected, experimental practices across multiple artforms from live music and expanded cinema […]
Patrons and Friends Event
Reception with artist Eric N. Mack
Please join us for this special Patrons and Friends of The Douglas Hyde only event, when artist Eric N. Mack will introduce his current exhibition project Scampolo!
Pushing the boundaries of painting and object, of art and fashion, Eric N. Mack uses fabric, worn clothes, dye, blankets, paint, bleach, magazine cut-outs and photographs to create three-dimensional tactile assemblages in which colour, form, texture and line become both intimate and culturally significant.
Mack refers to himself as painter but his work pushes far beyond any singular frame. At the centre of the work are linens, cottons, polyester, lace, each with its own production process and cultural markers. Hue and tonality are introduced by layers of specific colours taken from seasonal high end fashion as well as discount-store fabrics. Fashion offers an access point; a single piece is an outfit, an installation is a closet, and a collage is the descendant of a mood board. Textiles are a primary medium and environments its support.
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