Cahalan Sinéad, Diagnosis I, 2004

The land has never been represented objectively, and even the most unadventurous, chocolate box landscape is never neutral. That beauty is a human construct, assists us in understanding the important distinction between 'land' and landscape. To say a pleasing scene is 'picturesque' is to acknowledge the weight of art history and its linguistic framing. Since the fifties, art dealing with our ideas of landscape have grappled with our increasingly problematic relationship to nature. Issues surrounding the ubiquitous influence of human presence in nature are rarely out of the picture. Unlike other images, the vista of a landscape is almost always public, and common themes such as urban sprawl, movements in ecology, and our commodification of the environment all have a part to play in these studies. The artists in this exhibition deal with these topics, as well as addressing personal photographic vision, and typographies; looking at both microcosms that lead the mind to amplify to vaster scapes, and wide vistas reduced to specifics, creating non-prescriptive, personal symbologies.

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Ancillary events:
Curator's talk - 12th Nov.

Gerard Byrne, In the News 3604, c-print, 2003, ed.of 4

Paul Lynam, Wrapped Cloud, lambda, 2004, ed.of 3

Patricia Chan, Ferns behind Glass Screen, c-print, 2004, ed.of 12

Ursula Burke, Inch Pier_Donegal c-print, 2009, ed.of 6

Michael Boran, Tony Potts, c-print, 2009, unique

Aindreas Scholz, The Old Quarry I, c-print, 2008, ed.of 5

Suzanne Mooney, Through a Glass Darkly 3, c-print, 2005, ed.of 3

Ciaran Dolan, Untitled 16, lambda, 2008, ed.of 5

Sean Hillen, The Four Courts from The Temple of Apollo, montage, 1994

Mick O'Kelly, Property, gelatin silver print w/ text, 1987, unique

Gary Coyle, Lovely Water_Swim #86, 12/09/1999, ed.of 3

Conor Masterson, Going into battle, giclée, 2007, open ed.

Daniel de Chenu, Car Park_County Antrim, c-print, 1996, ed.of 6