URBANAL SCHMURBANAL - Matthew Venables and Paul Gilsenan
A collection of works born from two artists' visual accounts of life within the urban mundane.
Matthew Venables had been working on these sets of photographs for three or four years, and as a founding member and director of 107 Projects really wanted to have his exhibition in the space. All set to go and no-one to show with, he turned to his long term friend, collaborator and like minded individual Paul Gilsenan to throw him a bone. Gilsenan, fresh from an in-depth and detailed commission, and an exhibition of paintings five years in the making, decided it would be refreshing to do some beautiful, quick works.
Together they've produced a set of works made around the feelings of life in the urban landscape. For Venables it's a distillation of those feelings into photographs of existing things and places. For Gilsenan those visions are more fantastical. Either way, in the arena of the urban landscape, they aim to settle their age old only half joking dispute about the relative merits of photography against drawing and painting as art.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 1st August
Exhibition runs: Thursday to Sunday
12-5pm until Sunday 11th August