Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Supporters Club Talk #12 | Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman
Tuesday 17 October 2017 | 6.30pm
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Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman will converse around themes of contemporary painting and their own painting practices. In this two-way conversation, these two distinct and vital contemporary Irish painters explore ideas from the uncanny to the subject of imagery and the various influences on their art, from commercial film to art history. In her quasi figurative paintings, Alison Pilkington seeks to explore the interaction between the ‘intrinsic qualities’ of paint as a material, and how they can be manipulated by the artist; utilising subject matter that has the ability to be both familiar and disorientating. Stephen Loughman utilises imagery usually sourced from commercial films or post cards purchased online. The act of freezing these images in painted form allows him to distil and re-edit them to form (as Hugo Hamilton has written) “a cross reference fictionalised somewhere in the past by culture and commerce”.
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