Roseanne Lynch »
No Want of Evidence
Exhibition: 11 May – 12 Jul 2023
Sat 13 May 17:00
PHOTO MUSEUM IRELAND
Meeting House Square
D02 X406 Dublin
This exhibition of recent works by Roseanne Lynch highlights her consideration of photography’s material and speculative edges. Her images record the compelling remnants of 20th century utopian movements through her time at the Bauhaus Buildings Research Archive and with various architectural sites in Europe and Canada. These connect with her non-representational images made through darkroom processes and interventions on photographic surfaces. Using light manipulations, plays with time and ambiguities of space, her approach to image-making sustains her photographic concerns regarding image construction. Her images harness the material traces of light, offering gradations and consequence to create concentrated optical plays of shape and representational spatial forms. By engaging with the structures and functions of photography, this gathering of Lynch’s work explores how photographic transformation influences the ways in which cultural memory and imaginaries are visually produced.
The exhibition title borrows words from The Optical Unconscious by Rosalind E. Krauss.
Roseanne Lynch is an Irish artist with an international exhibiting darkroom-based photography practice. Recent solo exhibitions include: Semblance, Lavit Gallery, Cork, (2022); GRAMMAR , Techne Sphere, Leipzig, (2021); Forgetting’s Trace , Irish Embassy, Berlin, (2020); La trace de l’oubli , Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, (2019).
Her work is held in various collections including: The National Collection of Ireland; The Arts Council of Ireland Collection; Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau; UCC Art Collection, The Glucksman Gallery, Cork; The Office of Public Works State Art Collection; as well as significant national and international private collections.
Residencies include: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada; Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, Germany; Camargo Foundation International Fellowship Programme, Cassis, France; Cork Centre for Architectural Education, and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Roseanne is based in Cork, Ireland and lectures at MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.
Pádraig Spillane is an artist, educator, and independent curator. Exhibitions he has curated include Contradictory Senses for Lismore Castle Arts; Roseanne Lynch, Semblance , Lavit Gallery; Kevin Mooney, A pparition , Sternview Gallery; Viviane Sassen, Parasomnia , Crawford Art Gallery with Stag & Deer. Pádraig lectures at MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.