Glencree Intervention

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David Lunney
The Cube & First Floor Gallery

  • Preview 3rd September 2015, 6pm
  • Runs until 8th November 2015

The LAB is pleased to present new work by David Lunney,  an emerging artist based in Dublin. Lunney’s sculpture set in the lake at the Botanic Gardens was one of the highlights of Sculpture in Context last year. Working in sculpture, photography and drawing, his artistic practice involves the undertaking of what he describes as “protracted art processes”. The public are not usually invited to see his sculptures in public contexts but instead are presented a tightly controlled aftermath. A series of images are carefully selected and built up to capture otherwise fleeting moments of the sculptures without an audience, alone in the mountains. His most recent body of work, Glencree Intervention, is typical of this approach. Placing a sculpture in the woods by a stream in a seemingly random location in the forest, the artist returned to find the forest had been felled around it, dramatically altering the context and exposing this private intervention. The works presented here each present a stage in a long chain of artistic actions which commence in the valley of Glencree in north Wicklow. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay by Rebecca O’Dwyer, winner of the 2014 Visual Artists Ireland/Dublin City Council Arts Office Art Writing Award.

This is David’s first solo show in Ireland. David Lunney graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2010 and has gone on to work in The Black Church Print Studio, The Graphic Studio and most recently in the artist-run studio and gallery Basic Space. Glencree Intervention is his second solo show following Pamphlet at Galleri Hörnan, Falun Sweden in 2012.