Glucksman Gallery

Perspectives: Ciaran Murphy

This series of free lunchtime artist talks accompanies the exhibition Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art.

How are animals represented in visual art and how does this affect our understanding of their behaviours, habitats and lives? This series of free lunchtime artist talks accompanies the exhibition Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art and explores how such depictions influence our perception of animal life and help us gain a better insight into our relationships with different species. Born in Ireland in 1978, Ciaran Murphy’s work takes the form of both large and small oil paintings as well as watercolours. His array of imagery focuses on a few recurring motifs as Murphy gravitates towards scenes of nature. Piles of twigs, uprooted trees, animals and lightning storms describe a few of these examples though this tendency does not reveal to the viewer a sign of a clear narrative, or a key to unlock a specific story. It leaves one to imagine Murphy’s paintings as a trail on an infinite journey of one artist to define for himself his own world and its surroundings.



Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery
Date:
Time: 1 - 2pm
Location: Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Chris Clarke
4901844
http://www.glucksman.org/events.html

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