Mc Nicholl Bernard
Empty Portraits of Home
Returning home to Ireland after five years, I felt a need to respond to my surroundings and engage being 'Home'. The photographs in 'Portraits' depict familiar visuals of 'Home' and arranging them into conceptually layered pieces with an emotional content which link together to make a 'quasi' family portrait. The images suggest notions of absence and how these melon collie objects or places we see of home remind us of family and the emotions attached. The discomfort of living in this space again is reflected in the works more abstract imagery and is the convergence of my experiences of living with these things again resulted in turning my eye inwards to see them at close range.
Christopher Barr • Mc Nicholl Bernard • Simon Burch • Tim Durham • Peter Evers • Daragh Mc Donagh • Alison Mc Donnell • Jim Mc Keever • Des Moriarty • Kenneth O Halloran • Jill Quigley • Johnny Savage • Oliver Smith • Matthew Thompson •