Samuel Laurence Cunnane

Samuel Laurence Cunnane  Plants inside a restaurant 2016 Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed 15.2 x 10.2 cm / 6 x 4 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane  Men in park 2016 Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed 16.8 x 25.4 cm / 6.6 x 10 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane  Petrol Station 2016 Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed 10.2 x 15.2 cm / 4 x 6 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Jamie
2013
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
10 x 15 cm / 3.9 x 5.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane 
Field 2015
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed
edition 2/3
12.7 x 19.1 cm / 5 x 7.5 in image size 
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Window
2013
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
10 x 15 cm / 3.9 x 5.9 in image size
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane 
Cherry Blossoms and Fence 2015
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed
edition 1/3
16.8 x 25.4 cm / 6.6 x 10 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Charlotte, Germany 
2013
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
10 x 15 cm / 3.9 x 5.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Kitchen
2013
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
15 x 10 cm / 5.9 x 3.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane  Larkspur  2015 Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper 16.8 x 25.4 cm / 6.6 x 10 in image size 
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane 
Flower and Strip Lighting 
2015
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
10.2 x 15.2 cm / 4 x 6 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane 
Tree and Clouds 
2015
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
12.7 x 19.1 cm / 5 x 7.5 in image size 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane 
White Wall 
2015
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
15.2 x 10.2 cm / 6 x 4 in image size 
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane 
Yellow balcony 
2014
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
19 x 12.7 cm / 7.5 x 5 in image size 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Man in Cafe
2014
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
10 x 15 cm / 3.9 x 5.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Mercedes
2014
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
15 x 10 cm / 5.9 x 3.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Roses
2014
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
16.7 x 25.5 cm / 6.6 x 10 in image size 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Red Nails
2013
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
10 x 15 cm / 3.9 x 5.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Wing Mirror
2013
Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper
10 x 15 cm / 3.9 x 5.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Gallery 1
September 30 - November 9, 2016
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
22nd May - 20th June 2015
Kerlin Gallery
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Samuel Laurence Cunnane
Fortnightly Features Presents IV
2nd - 13th May 2014
Kerlin Gallery
b.1989, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
 
Although a self-proclaimed 'documentarian', Samuel Laurence Cunnane's work holds, in essence, a nuance and aesthetic sensitivity rarely found in contemporary photography these days. The artist's gaze seems to shy away from the desires and confrontations of the real and the immediate, instead wishing to seek clarity in the 'in between', the unnoticed. Tinged with melancholy, these photographs take-in the fringes, the build-up, the aftermath; never the moment, never the turmoil, the anger or the ecstasy, just its remnants.
 
A recent BA Photography graduate of IADT, Dublin (2011), Laurence Cunnane's work uses analogue photographic techniques, printed by hand by the artist. He remains highly connected to the physicality of the production process, and quite tellingly, speaks of his work in terms of “making” pictures, not “taking” them. His C-type prints are small in size, a side effect of his traditional production methods, but one that resonates with the restrained, intimate nature of the work.
 
Recent solo exhibitions include Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2016); THEODORE:Art, New York and Kerlin Gallery (both 2015). Projects and group exhibitions include Feature Fortnightly Presents, Kerlin Gallery (2014); the screening Portfolio, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France (2012); Listen, Block T, Dublin (2011); and The Invisible City, The Joinery, Dublin (2009). In 2012, he worked in the Maysles Documentary Centre in New York, spending time alongside its founder, the celebrated American filmmaker Albert Maysles, to hand print his collection of documentary photographs.
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Samuel Laurence Cunnane

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

30 September - 7 November 2016

Museum solo exhibition with accompanying publication.

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Samuel Laurence Cunnane

THEODORE:Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA

18 September – 25 October 2015

Solo exhibition

Samuel Laurence Cunnane will be showing a selection of new work at THEODORE:Art in September. It will be his first solo exhibition in the United States.

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ART BASEL 2015

Hall 2.1 Booth M11

Kerlin Gallery is looking forward to participating at ART BASEL 2015, 18–21 June 2015. Please join us at Booth M11, where we will be presenting work by Gerard ByrneAleana EganMerlin JamesSam KeoghSamuel Laurence CunnaneEoin Mc HughIsabel Nolan and Sean Scully.

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Samuel Laurence Cunnane at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

26 October 2016

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Shooting on 35mm film and populating his small, hand-printed images with downbeat characters and settings, this young Kerryman’s Douglas Hyde exhibition follows an extended period traveling through the Balkans, Turkey and Iran. They say location is everything, but Laurence Cunnane’s images are stripped of obvious signifiers, rendering his subjects and their locations curiously adrift. Travelling seems important but we learn little about the places he visits. Instead, in a set of formally exquisite prints, we are given a record of the marginal, the displaced and the provisional. Images preoccupied with borders and moments of transition contain crossover points both physically evidenced – a preponderance of windows – and metaphysically hinted at, in their sense of a world translated through a curious but uncertain eye.

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Trust the Process: interview with Samuel Laurence Cunnane

23 October 2016

Samuel Laurence Cunnane’s new photography exhibition is currently on display in the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Contemporary in style, Laurence Cunnane’s work is a series of hand-printed colour photographs, intimately framed and presented to the viewer as snapshots of his life. He has previously exhibited all around the world – from the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin to the Theodore:Art gallery in New York City. He very kindly took the time to answer some questions I had about his work.

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Capturing Unobserved Moments in Daily Life, Samuel Laurence Cunnane

15 October 2016

Irish photographer Samuel Laurence Cunnane presents a thought-provoking series of photographs this month at the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Graduating from IADT in 2011, Cunnane describes himself as a “documentarian”, and his work is heavily influenced by cinema. His photos display a keen eye for detail, capturing the unobserved moments of daily life.

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