The LAB Gallery & Rehearsal Studios

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The LAB is Dublin City Council's Arts Office, a dynamic hub of activity housing a gallery,
rehearsal and incubation space for a range of art forms. 




Kevin Kirwan,


24 June to 8 August 2015

The LAB is pleased to present this solo exhibition by Kevin Kirwan. Following a year long residency award at Dublin City Council’s Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Dublin, Kirwan’s exhibition - heavyside - takes its title from a crater on the far side of the moon. This sense of the other, unseen side of something so familiar and looming contributes to the sense of melancholy underlying the work. While there are traces of the park itself, this series of black and white photographs is an exploration of contemplative spaces, partially hidden or transient.

Kevin Kirwan is an artist based in Ireland; he works in photography, video and sculpture. He is one of the recent recipients of the International Residency offered by KulturKontakt Austria. He was also the recipient of the Irish Residential Studio Award at the Red Stables. His work has been shown in Ireland and Internationally in shows including Solitude. In No Particular Order, Goethe Insitut Irland (2013), So Here’s To You, The Project Arts Centre (2012), All Humans Do, The Whitebox, Manhattan, NYC (2012), Transitive Relationships (2012), Limerick City Art Gallery, It Went Like This, Cake Contemporary Arts (2011).


Image of rehearsal studiosThe LAB Gallery supports emerging art practices and focuses on fresh ways to develop engaged audiences for the visual arts. Visit The LAB Gallery to see our current exhibitions or take part in our special events, talks and workshops.

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