Fujiyoshidatypes by Banbha McCann reflects a place and its atmosphere through an assemblage of objects and painted scenes
Inspired by Agnes Varda’s film Daguerréotypes (1974) which explores a street in Paris through its shops and shopkeepers, Fujiyoshidatypes reflects a place and its atmosphere through an assemblage of objects and painted scenes.
The works are sculpted and painted on vintage fabric from the Japanese town of Fujiyoshida’s once-prominent textile industry. This work was created during the Saruya Artist Residency in Summer 2022.
Fujiyoshidatypes will be on view in Studio 1, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Access is through the gallery.
Banbha McCann’s practice combines painting, sculpture and writing to explore questions of material reality, and the emotional charge of spaces and things.
Recent and forthcoming projects include Fujiyoshidatypes, Fujiyoshida, Japan, 2022; Material Presence, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, 2022; The Pleasure Ground, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, 2022; Can Serrat residency, Spain, 2023, and an Artist-Initiated Project, Pallas Projects, Dublin, 2023.
Free Space at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios creates the opportunity for artists to access space in the city for peer learning, artist exchanges, project development and presentations.