Image: Deirdre Breen, Pinch, 2021, sculptural object – plaster, concrete, acrylic.
- Artist : Deirdre Breen and Dominic Fee
- Cork Printmakers Studio Gallery
- 19 May – 28 July 2022
(Viewings strictly by appointment: 12-4pm Monday to Thursday)
Opening Reception: 5pm – 7pm, Thursday 19th May 2022. Open to all.
Cork Printmakers are delighted to present Expanded Print: Infrastructural the inaugural exhibition launching the new Cork Printmakers Studio Gallery. Expanded Print: Infrastructural celebrates architecture, materiality, form and process. It reflects the ethos of the renovated and reconfigured gallery space and its position within an artist studio setting. The gallery has been opened up to reveal the fabric of the historic building, a former grain store for the nearby brewery in Cork City. The exhibition places contemporary and experimental practices within the traditions and history of printmaking. It considers how the casted object acts as a three-dimensional print, contrasting this with the two dimensionality of a print on paper. The works of both Breen and Fee document and preserve found objects and surfaces through the casting and printing process.
Both artist’s works explore geometry, form and site specificity. Fee’s prints document the studio fabric and machinery of Cork Printmakers through paper pulp casting and printing while Breen’s plaster cast and mixed media sculptures play on an assumed hierarchy of materials, both industrial and domestic, and examines what is disposable and what is venerable and questions the value in the mundane.
Cork Printmakers Studio Gallery is a space for presenting work developed or produced within the studio below. It aims to present contemporary and expanded print practice by members and partners of Cork Printmakers. The gallery celebrates printmaking as an active medium for collaboration, experimentation and exchange. Expanded Print: Infrastructural is part of a series of exhibitions across 2022 that will look at different approaches and interpretations of expanded printmaking, to the diverse practices of Cork Printmakers artists who work across disciplines from printmaking, sculpture, video and performance.