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Mark Joyce: Solas Salach/Dirty Light

Mark Joyce's new paintings explore anomalies and phenomenological strangeness of our optical experience. Improvised compositions on raw linen explore light as a physical entity. The motifs are drawn from scientific and philosophical models, but without that vantage point or privileged field of vision. The works explore the glitches and gaps in our " enlightenment ". With titles such as Dirty Neon ( 2018 ) these paintings reference an urban light, that violent electrical discharge which passes through the aethers to keep out the ancient darkness. Maintaining a tension between surface materiality and pictorial illusion, the relationships between colour, form and ground appear as both established and in a continuous and dissonant flux.

For more information on the artist and his current and past exhibitions do not hesitate to contact the gallery at +353 87 2454282 or at or visit us at Green On Red Gallery, Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1. Mark's most recent publication Bee Loud Glade Mark Joyce, Yale NUS College, 2015 is also available at the gallery. Mark Joyce's Newtonians ( 2008 ) paintings will be exhibited in the forthcoming Prism exhibition at the Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork from Friday, November 30, 2018.

Earlier Event: September 7
Tom Hunter: Figures in a Landscape
Later Event: November 30
Damien Flood: The Figure in the Carpet