REPO MAN

Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons, Joseph Noonan Ganley

20th May - 25th June 2011

Joseph Noonan-Ganley
STABLE 
2011
black perspex
49.5 x 46 x 670 cm
Additional Views
Joseph Noonan-Ganley
APPLYING
2011
perspex, light bulbs & fittings
installation dimensions variable, 8 elements, 21 x 19 x 15 cm each element
Additional Views
Sam Keogh
Heros
2011
mixed media on canvas, ribbon, coat hook
25 x 20 cm
Sam Keogh
Padre 
2011
mixed media on panel, ribbon, coat hook
24.5 x 18 cm
Sam Keogh
Monument for Subjects to Come 
2011
wood, expanding polyurethane foam, polystyrene, acrylic medium powdered mica, glitter, earth, laminated wrapping paper, selotape, rope, sponge & duct tape
322 x 153 x 480 cm
Additional Views
Ruth E Lyons
LEVIATHAN 
2011
bamboo, stainless steel bolts & painted wall
installation dimensions variable, 2 elements
element one: 212 x 230 x 263 cm, element two: 183 x 188 x 190 cm
Fiona Hallinan
Three Rock Mountain Study I
2011
Directional speaker & audio file
Fiona Hallinan
Three Rock Mountain Study II
2011
granite off cut & USB memory stick loaded with audio
Fiona Hallinan
Unsold series
2011
flower petals dimensions variable
Fiona Hallinan
Three Rock Mountain Study III (wood still-life)
2011
photographic print
REPO MAN
Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons, Joseph Noonan Ganley
Kerlin Gallery
20th May - 25th June 2011
REPO MAN
Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons, Joseph Noonan Ganley
Kerlin Gallery
20th May - 25th June 2011
REPO MAN
Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons, Joseph Noonan Ganley
Kerlin Gallery
20th May - 25th June 2011
REPO MAN
Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons, Joseph Noonan Ganley
Kerlin Gallery
20th May - 25th June 2011
Kerlin Gallery is pleased to present REPO MAN, an exhibition of new work by four young Irish artists.
 
Released in 1984, Repo Man is a film produced and set in the economic recession of the 1980s and follows a young punk rocker in L.A. who falls into his first ever job - a repossession agent. Both the role of repossession agent and the film's underlying theme of youth in revolt present loose departure points to consider the assemblage of respective practices presented in Repo Man at Kerlin Gallery.
 
Sam Keogh, Fiona Hallinan, Ruth E. Lyons, and Joseph Noonan-Ganley have developed distinctive practices that consider their positions as both artists and political subjects. What is commonly termed in fine art as 'appropriation' may also be viewed as 'repossession'. Time ensures repossession is an inevitable process and although authorship is protected posthumously, future generations will most likely appropriate aspects of work into new contexts, often changing meaning and blurring originality.
 
Although wary of any dogmatic manifesto, each artist in Repo Man seeks to actively engage with their contemporary surroundings through their artistic practices. 'Post studio' practices such as curating, performance, research, writing and more general forms of exchange form a fundamental aspect to each of their work; yet object-base artworks from the studio and gallery exhibits remain central and form the focus of this exhibition.