One week away and you miss a lot in the art scene in Cork. Cork Photo Fringe opened officially last Friday with a myriad of events to go along with it. The fun continues this week with two photography exhibition openings and a painting show. For a full list of Cork Photo Fringe events running throughout July check out here
Blue and Green should never be seen is a collection of new photographs by Miriam O’ Connor. This ongoing series explores her return to the family farm where she grew up in County Cork, a homecoming that was precipitated by the death of her brother in 2013. In these new works, O’ Connor uses the camera to map out boundaries of a familiar yet uncharted terrain. The images offer glimpses into daily life and routines, reflect familial connections, and explore traditions and customs associated with rural life.
Blue and Green should never be seen is part of Cork Photo Fringe and it exhibition runs until August 15th.
Collectivo+1 opens at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design on Thursday 9 July at 6.30pm. It is an exhibition displaying works by a photo collective based in Colombia; Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo, Jorge Panchoaga, Federico Rios and Dublin based photographer David Killeen.
The works are based on the Colombian city of Medellin. A city whose identity is constantly in flux. Each photo series reveal a portion of the diverse, complex and often conflicting character that is Medellin.
Ex-Nihilo a series of new paintings by Anne Harkin Petersen opens at Triskel Arts Centre Cork on Saturday 11 July and runs until the end of Aug 2015..
The body of work being shown has been completed over a three year period and is inspired by The Big Bang Theory – the accepted scientific theory of how the universe came into being. But many questions necessarily arise from this theory. Work with the concept of mystery is therefore ongoing.
Research into subject matter, careful choice of titles, and the notion that the aesthetic impact of visual art can be an exciting adventure and cause for optimism greatly inform this artist’s practice.