Assemble, Transform, Transmute - Laura Gramzow, Roger Hudson and Emma Ray

  • 22nd Jun
  • All Day Event
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          Assemble, Transform, Transmute -  Laura Gramzow, Roger Hudson and Emma Ray

Curated by Dorothy Smith (Droichead Visual Arts Curator in Residence)

Gathering, layering, tearing, cutting, juxtaposing found imagery are an intrinsic part of the creative process for the artists in this exhibition.

Laura Gramzow collects images from TV, film, social media, magazines, old art, and objects, feeling her way through a world awash with pre-digested, mass multimedia imagery. Her large scale oils on canvas hint at celebrity, divinity, the society of the spectacle, and colonialism

During covid lockdown restrictions Emma Ray found herself unable to work as usual. Gathering images that captured our shared experiences, images of frontline workers, popular culture and current affairs, she spent 100’s of hours embroidering on to heavy upholstery fabric creating three dimensional wearable art-works.

Roger Hudson started working in photomontage in the 1980’s and has built a body of work that can be compared to visual poems; humorous, cynical, surreal, visually complex constructions of imagery commenting on the foibles and nightmares of humanity. Also a poet,  the title of this exhibition is taken from his poem ‘This is what I do’*.

*Taking the Scissors to Society, Greenhills Press, 2016