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Corita Kent

Corita

During the 1960s, a time of great social change and unrest in America, Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986) taught challenging art classes that emphasised the importance of love, creativity and community. She also made hundreds of screen prints to communicate her message as widely as possible. The posters combined simple imagery and text in bold colours, often taken directly from existing graphics, as a way to ‘invigorate and inspire all people who have to live with the onslaught of advertising’. Her prints included quotes from diverse sources, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Camus, ee cummings, The Beatles, and The Bible.

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Jennifer Mehigan
Nightbloom Chokehold

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Jennifer Mehigan titled Nightbloom Chokehold. This exhibition is part of the ongoing series of solo exhibitions under the title The Artist’s Eye which asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. Acknowledging the […]

Bassam Al-Sabah
IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Bassam Al-Sabah titled IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS in Gallery 1. In IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS, Al-Sabah transforms the gallery into a fantasy dreamscape embracing the shape-shifting potential of computer-animated worlds with a series of new sculptural works […]

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