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Chris Martin

Since the 1980s, Chris Martin has been a significant figure on the New York painting scene, notable for his exuberant experimentation with the medium. His enthusiasm for painting and its history is expressed literally in the work, for predecessors and influences are readily acknowledged; among them are Paul Thek, Alfred Jensen and Thomas Nozkowski, who have all previously exhibited in The Douglas Hyde. Music features prominently too, as well as references to popular culture and psychedelia.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

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