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29 January - 26 June 2022

Dragana Juriši?, Ruth Medjber, Michael Hanna, Eva O’Leary, Pádraig Spillane, Conor Clinch, Hazel Coonagh, Megan Doherty, Cáit Fahey, Audrey Gillespie, Vittoria Colonna, Ayesha Ahmad and Niamh Swanton.

SATURATION: the everyday transformed will explore remarkable bodies of work created by a young generation of artists who use photography to explore lives played out in front of them, often creating or conveying a heightened experience through the use of colour.

The exhibition will embrace aspects of social media, street photography, music and fashion photography with elements of the documentary tradition to make for a display that is light-hearted, if sometimes claustrophobic. Inevitably it will reflect, if often only accidently, major changes in both society and technology, how photographs are taken, shared and consumed.

SATURATION: the everyday transformed will focus on photography of contemporary life at the intersection of the quotidian, or everyday and the fantastic or even surreal. It will explore what Susan Sontag termed ‘Everyday life apotheosized…the kind of beauty that only the camera reveals’.

Curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams

Supported by Pat McDonnell Paints

Image: Conor Clinch 'Ryan as Klaus' (2020) © Conor Clinch, Courtesy Vogue Italia.

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