Joy Gerrard

  • Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre
  • Start: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:15:00 BST
  • End: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:00:00 BST

What happens when democratic processes express, even produce, social and political divisions?  Drawing on over a decade of image-making and research on themes of protest and urban space, Irish artist Joy Gerrard archives and painstakingly remakes media-borne crowd images from around the world.  Recent exhibitions in Dublin and London mark the latest development in this project, presenting an abstract film work alongside monochrome paintings and drawings of the Arab risings of 2011, anti-Trump demonstrations and ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests from 2016.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘shot crowd’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2017) and Protest Crowd, Peer UK, London (2015). Selected group exhibitions include: Graphic Witness at the Drawing Room, London, (2017)  MAC International, Belfast, In a Dream You Saw A Way To Survive and You Were Full of Joy; Hayward Gallery Touring show (2016) and Contemporary Drawing, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, China (2015). She has installed multiple public installations since 2004 including major works in the London School of Economics (Elenchus/ Aporia, 2009) and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Assemble/Move/Map, 2012)


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