Stephen Loughman will present a new exhibition of painting, sculpture and video titled ‘Proven Answers’. The show takes its title from the opening lines to the 1969 film version of Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Illustrated Man’ and uses narrative strands from this film as a basis for the show.
Stephen Loughman’s paintings use imagery mainly sourced from commercial media, paused on his TV screen and meticulously copied and distilled into paintings. Images from science fiction and horror films are “re-edited“ to create a new meaning. This approach lends his works an uncanny and unsettling atmosphere. The images he paints are charged with a strange energy; the feeling that something is about to happen or has already happened and, as Hugo Hamilton has noted, exist in a medium “fictionalised somewhere in the past by culture and commerce”.
Selected solo exhibitions include ‘WI’, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (2016); Volta NY solo presentation (2012) and 26th São Paulo Biennale (2004). Selected group exhibitions include ‘Hold to the Now’, SLAG Gallery NYC (2015); ‘Last’, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2012) and ‘what happens next is a secret’, IMMA (2010). Stephen Loughman is a three year studio member at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
Thursday 19 July 2018 | 6-8pm