Gary Coyle - Death in Dun LaoghaireAn exhibition of new works by Gary Coyle, Death in Dun Laoghaire runs at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery from the 7th of September to the 1st of October.
In much of his previous work Gary Coyle has examined the photographic image. By deleting the narrative, Coyle's resulting images became a starting point for a more personal story.
In this exhibition, Coyle reverses this process, presenting a slide show of photographs of his hometown and recounting tales to accompany them.
In Death in Dun Laoghaire, Coyle combines many of the themes and subjects he has explored in previous exhibitions such as crime scene photographs, the urban landscape and an interest in the every day and local.
Gary Coyle's latest work has its origins in his 2000 show Ad Marginem, where he turned a local activity, swimming in the Forty Foot in Sandycove, into a work of art. Through viewing his local environment in a different light, he realised that a viewer could not know why various images were made unless they were aware of the story behind the image.
In addition to his exhibition of photographs at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Gary Coyle will be performing Death in Dun Laoghaire, as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. The slide show/performance is a work in progress and runs from Tuesday, the 13th to Sunday, the 18th of September at 6.15pm at Film Base.
Monday to Saturday: 11am - 5pm
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