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Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present 'End.', the first solo exhibition by the Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle to be held in London. The series is the third and final installment of three bodies of work, each of which explores Doyle's native Dublin with varying stylistic techniques. His photographs are taken at close range in and around the multi-cultural, working class area of North Dublin's Parnell Street where the artist has long been a resident, and he describes being drawn to both the area's vibrancy and weary pathos. Unlike many of today's photographers constantly searching for the exotic and unknown, Doyle has instead chosen to draw from the wealth of photographic subjects on his doorstep.© // 5 files // show complete blog
I’m sure you are also following with horror the rightwards drift and anti-EU sentiment brewing across Europe. The Dutch referendum should be the final wake-up call, alerting people to the real risk of the UK’s EU referendum resulting in a victory for Leave.
The official ‘Remain’ campaign feels lame and is lacking in passion. It also lacks an active drive to get voters registered – and with the deadline already falling two weeks before the referendum, this should be an urgent priority.
I want to get involved and actively campaign. In particular, I want to work towards maximizing turnout among younger voters by focusing on the first, crucial step: voter registration – the deadline for which is June 7! So anyone who hasn’t registered before this date has no chance of having a say, no matter how strongly they feel about the issue. So the really crucial date is June 7. Everyone’s grannies registered their vote long ago, but students no longer get automatically registered by their unis. This is because of a new law brought in by the Conservatives that makes it possible for them to disenfranchise up to 800,000 students, who as a group tend to move around a lot more and so drop off the voter register easily.
I feel that we have reached a critical moment that could prove to be a turning point for Europe as we know and enjoy it – one that might result in a cascade of problematic consequences and political fall-out. Firstly, the weakening of the EU is a goal being actively pursued by strongmen like Vladimir Putin and European parties on the far-right. Brexit could effectively spell the end of the EU. It’s a flawed and problematic institution, but on the whole it stands for a democratic worldview, human rights and favours cooperation over confrontation.
It could prove to be a one-in-a-generation moment. Can you imagine the years of renegotiations for undoing treaties, and all the negativity that would surround that.
In the past weeks myself and assistants at my London and Berlin studios and Between Bridges worked on these texts and designs. Please feel free to share these posters, they work as print your own PDFs, or on social media, or in any other way you can think of. I consider them open-source, you can take my name tag off if more appropriate.
Let’s hope for the best - but hope may not be enough
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Veres Szabolcs | One Year Of Solitude
opening friday, april 08, 2016, 19-22 h
exhibition april 09 – may 28, 2016special late opening night during art cologne on thursday, april 14, 2016, 18-22 h
Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The paintings of Szabolcs Veres fall firmly within the auspices of traditional portraiture, however his treatment of paint and subject matter challenge the definition as such. He builds his compositions through a process of collage and, when coupled with loose brushwork and a vivid palette, so denies the aesthetic intention of a painting, instead capturing something more visceral in humanity as a whole. By exploiting the tropes of classical painting styles and subjects, the result is an unsettling evolution of concepts of beauty, a tension between idealized figures and a grotesque reality. Veres reveals in his paintings the duality between interior and exterior, reflecting back the darker truths that lie hidden beneath the surface.
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