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Samuel Laurence Cunnane

Samuel Laurence Cunnane is an Irish photographer who has described himself as a ‘documentarian’, and whose works are the result of a considered and thoughtful process of active observation. Influenced by cinema, he records quiet and easily overlooked moments of daily life, both at home and on his frequent travels.

His subjects are deceptively ordinary and often the setting is layered or partially obscured. In this way, he reframes the familiar into something tinged with a sense of oblique melancholy. Frequently, there is a tension between recognition and obstruction that brings to mind the work of the late Luigi Ghirri, and there is often a feeling of a slowly evolving narrative which reflects some of the photography of Paul Graham, two artists who have shown in the Douglas Hyde Gallery in recent times.

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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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