Negative / Positive

© PATRICK HOGAN 10Patrick Hogan, Wake

SO Fine Art Editions celebrates PhotoIreland Festival 2014 with a group exhibition Negative/Positive of twelve Irish and international photographers from the 1st – 8th July 2014. This exhibition showcases international giants such as Irish photographer Fergus Bourke (1934-2004), Idris Khan and American photographer Gregory Crewdson as featured in Durden, M. (June 22nd 2014) Just my Imagination, The Sunday Times Magazine (29 –31). The exhibition also includes works by Daniel de Chenu, Eamonn Doyle, Matthew Gammon, Joby Hickey, Patrick Hogan, Robert McCormack, Amelia Stein RHA, Dominic Turner and Gwen Wilkinson.

Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth Street, hosts a seminal exhibition by Paul Gaffney We Make the Path by Walking 1st – 31st July 2014 and includes a gallery talk with Christiane Monarchi in conversation with Paul Gaffney on Saturday, 5th July 2014 at 12 noon. Please see for more details.

To see more from the Negative/Positive scroll down to see images from the featured artists. Please click the artist’s name to see a biography.

Fergus Bourke The Bottlethrowers-small
Fergus Bourke, The Bottle Throwers

Gregory Crewdson Unititled (Girld on window)
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled 

Daniel de Chenu Inkoo Finland copy
Daniel de Chenu, Inkoo Finland

Eamonn Doyle untitled from series i-small
Eamonn Doyle, Untitled from Series i

Matthew Gammon arterial-tree
Matthew GammonArterial Tree

joby Hickey Cadillac Kildare St
Joby Hickey, Cadillac Kildare St.

Patrick Hogan Behind the Garden Wall
Patrick HoganBehind the Garden Wall

idris khan surface memories
Idris Khan, Surface Memories

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Robert McCormack, Blindspot 023

amelia stein dombeya x cayeuxii
Amelia SteinDombeya x Cayeuxii

Dominic_Turner Untitled 08 from the series Forever-small
Dominic Turner, Untitled 08 from Series Forever

gwen wilkinson amorphous II
Gwen Wilkinson, Amorphous II


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Photobooks are the new calling card for photographers. More and more artists are choosing to showcase their work as bound collections, which are then seen as works of art in themselves. ‘Blindspot’, by photographer Robert McCormack, is a collection of fine art prints of the eponymous series, which captures the struggle of African migrants in Dublin. In book form the themes captured in the images arestrengthenedwith text by Maeve Mulrennan of a fictitious interview with the photographs’ subject. The book is in a limited run of five and includes hand printed, full colour archival pigment prints on hand made paper. This unique photo book is available at SO Fine Art Editions for €2,500.Artist Daniel de Chenu has created a photobook of his series ‘Geomorphology’. The series explores, through landscape images, the magic and mystery of de Chenu’s vision of the natural world.
The work in Patrick Hogan’s photo book, ‘Still’, explores the themes of love, fragility, decay and loss, while showing hopefulness in what lies beneath. Hogan captures the rural life of the Irish countryside where he resides through portraits, still lifes, landscapes and interiors. Self-published in October 2012 with support from The Gallery Of Photography Artist Award, the book was printed in a limited edition of 500 copies. The majority of these sold out within a few weeks of publication following a review by leading photography critic Joerg Colberg.

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Robert McCormack
Daniel de Chenu

Patrick Hogan