D.B.

David Blamey Curated by Paul O'Niell

Art Exhibition previously on at FOUR in Ireland. Published by FOUR on Tuesday 13 November 2007. Thursday 25 October 2007 to Sunday 25 November 2007.

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For his first solo exhibition in Ireland, David Blamey will present two new works that correspond to the spatial peculiarities of the gallery at Four. Commonplace in their materiality, and yet monumental in their transformative presence, the work addresses the constraints of the exhibition space by taking us beyond it.

For his first solo exhibition in Ireland, David Blamey will present two new works that correspond to the spatial peculiarities of the gallery at Four. Commonplace in their materiality, and yet monumental in their transformative presence, the work addresses the constraints of the exhibition space by taking us beyond it. With references spanning the quotidian photography of Ed Ruscha and Christian Boltanski, the iconography of spiritual organizations, minimalism, mysticism, system theories and global tourism, this presentation extends Blamey’s reputation for meticulousness and fastidious under-production. His works are presented as quietly assisted ready-mades awaiting the viewer’s scrutiny and ultimately, their evaluation. In so doing, the exhibition D.B. raises questions about how qualitative values in art can be produced without obvious cultural agency.
Continuing his on-going series of pin drawings on fabricated panels, Pin Board 2, (2007) is a scaled-up notice board almost entirely covered with office pins. Upon closer inspection, this mass of colours and sizes registers a multitude of small disparities that stem from the varied geographic sources from which they originate. Blamey states, “If you compare a 1/16" diameter round head pin manufactured in the US with the same type of thing made in Spain or

Location

FOUR
Fourth Floor
11 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2, Ireland

Gallery hours are: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1pm–6pm