Lola Gonzàlez works in moving image and performance. Her films manifest and unfold like reoccurring dreams, exercising an unsettling hold on the viewer. Using simple visual forms and tropes to question the power and limits of the collective, her narratives are influenced by legends, dreams and popular culture. Gonzàlez often uses sections of performed vocal harmonies, working directly with the performers to compose haunting melodic soundtracks to her films. For Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Lola Gonzalez will show existing work alongside elements from a major new work involving her first feature film. The story of a young man who can no longer believe in the future and who will have to cross different countries, landscapes and meet many people in order to find a way not to despair. Love, language and sight will disappear in order to be reborn stronger.
Lola Gonzàlez was born in 1988 in Angoulême, France and lives in Paris. She is a graduate of the Fine Arts School of Lyon (2012). She is recipient of France’s prestigious Meurice Price 2016 and nominated for Prix Ricard 2017. Her work has been exhibited in several French and international institutions including a solo exhibition at MAC Lyon, Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, FR (2017); Centre d’art contemporain, Brest, FR (2016); Basis, Frankfurt, DE (2017) and in two-person exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, The Festival Do Disturb, Paris (2016). She has participated in group exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, 2014 and the Biennale de Lyon, 2015. In 2016, she had a residency at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, supported by the French Embassy in Ireland and L’Institut Francais.
Thursday 27 September 2018 | 6-8pm