The Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by David Godbold from 23 March - 21 April, 2001.
This is Godbold's first exhibition in Dublin since his year-long residency at the PS1 Institute for Contemporary Art, New York. The exhibition is framed around a series of tiny drawings entitled Moments of Intense Anxiety, 1999-2001, with 100 faces sourced from deep backgrounds of history paintings -extras with 'walk-on' roles, perhaps overacting expressions of shock, horror, dismay and fear. Godbold began work on the Moments.. series during his residency in New York. It has since grown into a larger project which includes wall drawings, sound works and the now familiar scatter hung drawings made on found materials such as discarded printed matter, old tickets and leaflets. His work is made through a complex process of quotation, re-combining cultural references to produce iconoclastic and transgressive images. His continually irreverent approach to the materials results in a sardonic commentary on the production, circulation and reception of visual imagery in 'high' and ;'low' culture.
Godbold's recent work has been extensively exhibited in major shows in USA, & London, including the highly acclaimed 'Clockworks' - a PS1/MoNAA International Studio Programme Exhibition, The Clocktower Gallery, New York and in 'Fusion', Rhodes+Mann, London in 2000. He is represented in the collections of Trinity College, Dublin, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and in many private and corporate collections throughout Australia, Europe and the USA.
For further information or visual material, please contact Kirsten Dunne.