Paper Thin Walls | Paul Hallahan at Eight Gallery, Dublin 2


16 August to 2 September 2017 | Opening: 16 August, 6pm
Eight Gallery, 1st floor, no. 8 Dawson street, Dublin 2 (above sol art)

Eight Gallery is delighted to present Paper thin walls, an exhibition of new paintings and works by Dublin based artist Paul Hallahan. The exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday 16th of August at 6pm. Paper thin walls takes its starting point from the domestic living space of renowned minimalist artist Donald Judd in his cast-iron building on Spring Street in New York. Using this as a framing structure for the exhibition, large canvas works will be shown alongside smaller canvas and paper based works.

Centre to the exhibition is a work made up of 900 watercolour on paper paintings stacked in three blocks.  Hallahan’s work Aimlessly Pretty is presented on a remake of the Judd bed, the work was made as an ever changing sculptural work in the form of three blocks of paper very similar to the forms Judd’s sculptural work took. Aimlessly Pretty allows you see the entirety of its scale but only allows for one option of its organisation to be seen at one time, the three paintings on top of the stacks. The use of watercolour paint is chosen as a delicate form of painting that can also in great numbers present weight and solidity. Positioned at the heart of the exhibition Aimlessly Pretty is encircled by the other works in the exhibition.

Opening times: Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 17.30
For more information please contact Eoin O’Dowd at odowdeoin@gmail.com or Paul Hallahan at paulhallahan@gmail.com
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