July 22nd until September 3rd
Sarah Walker Gallery and Fenton Projects in their first collaboration will host an exhibition of photography by internationally renowned Irish artist Clare Langan this summer in Castletownbere, Co Cork.
Aosdána member, Clare Langan, mainly known for her expansive films and video installations, has also had a parallel photography practice. This collection of photographs brings Clare's work to the area where she lives - in the South West Coast of Ireland. It is a region of her home country which is particularly ravaged by increasingly frequent storms. Langan's film and photography work has always been concerned with climate change and our human relationship with it. Images such as 'Storm (Gravity)' above, and 'Songlines 2' show solitary figures in a landscape challenged by the elements.
As well as the subject of climate change, the collection to be shown in Castletownbere will focus on the human element in her work; poignant images evoking war, transformation, evolution and deeply personal connection.
This exhibition follows 'At the Gates of Silent Memory' curated by Eamonn Maxwell in the Luan Gallery, Athlone in the spring of this year.
"We're here for just a short time. We're here just for a moment. My films and photographs speculate on possible future worlds, in light of an ever- changing present." Clare Langan 2023