Artbeat 2 March 2011 | Tom Hunter exhibition at Green On Red Gallery
Photographer Tom Hunter has used the London borough of Hackney as his inspiration for many years. He brings his third Irish show to the vast space that is Green on Red Gallery. Originally from rural Dorset, Hunter has used his urban environment, and Hackney characters, to reference the great masters. From Caravaggio’s Death of the Virgin (1606) and Luca Giordano’s The Fall of the Rebel Angel (1666) to Roger Delivering Angelica (1819) by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, his work transcends the seeming ordinariness of their locations. Speaking about the work ‘Hackney Cut’, Hunter says “I wanted to create the sense of an everyday epic, which in this case began with a story of boating adventures overheard in a local pub”. Showing alongside the large C type prints are a beautiful series of smaller photographs shot using a pin-hole camera.
Until 5th March at Green on Red Gallery, 26-28 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2
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