Sean Edwards 'chased losses' Exhibition Film

23 September — 13 November 2022

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents chased losses, the first exhibition in Ireland by Sean Edwards.

Forgetting and remembering, inheritance, dependency, and moving away are all experiences unpinned with care and duty throughout Sean Edwards’ practice. Using intricate and labour-intensive forms of sculpture, collage and (most recently for this exhibition) digital modelling, his detailed work focuses on small moments of the everyday, and expresses value in repetition and routine. Edwards draws on recollections of his family and childhood growing up on a large public housing estate in Wales in the 1980s. His multi-disciplinary practice compiles autobiographical fragments alongside shared social narratives. He poetically conveys the atmosphere, texture and sensibility of neglected people and places, with a subtle political imagination that suggests paths out of an endless cycle of suppressed opportunity.

This film is by TBG+S studio artist, Jenny Brady. Jenny Brady is an artist filmmaker based in Dublin, exploring ideas around speech, translation, and communication. Her films have been presented at LUX, the New York Film Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, MUBI, International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, EMAF, Videonale, BFI London Film Festival, Images Festival, the Irish Film Institute, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, TENTEVA International, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Arts Centre, The Whitechapel gallery, and Tate Liverpool. Her works are distributed by LUX, and she is a studio artist at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin.

Sean Edwards’ chased losses is supported by Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff School of Art & Design.