june 8, 2018
copper house gallery, dublin
an entirely red exhibition, rednessness explores red as a property, and the visual output that is elicited by the property. curated by sophie murphy, there will feature a number of works by artists responding to this theme, a landscape of visual art juxtaposing classical fine art with new media works. despite the diversity of mediums to feature in this show, there is one element all works have in common - their participation in the property redness. red-ness-ness? the concept rednessness is a 'double predicate'. in logic and language a predicate is something that can be loosely defined as the attribution of traits of a specific subject to produce a meaningful sentence. if we are to state that ‘an apple is red’, we can restructure the sentence to say that ‘the apple has redness’. the artists are responding to redness, and producing red physical pieces of red responses that are elicited by said redness. as the spectators come to view the art, we can say that the responses that reside in each particular artwork is rednessness - a red property of something (the art), built upon another red property of something else entirely (the artist's response to redness). the diversity of mediums is intentional. by using the rigid constant of redness, the spectator can view the diverse modes of perception & conception, and the outputs that result. ...and what a splendid thing that is?
Neil Dunne Kathryn Rose, b. 1995 Charlie Brand Peter Doyle, b. 1992 Charlie Brand Robyn Carey Rob Mirolo Harriet Bruce Decoy Katarina Janeckova, b. 1988
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