The Sum Of Our Parts
These works explore the inextricable links between members of a family unit through explorations of materiality, lineage and the construction of identity. It attempts to map out the process of understanding our physicality while taking up space, in regards to within both our personal environments and society. The construction of these images involved a hands on approach to materials and process in order to contrast between our fleshy physicality and the medium of photography. By continuously abstracting self-portraits and portraits taken of her family members, Grace Kiernan's work invites the audience to inspect these manipulated representations of the family and of the self in order to invoke conversation surrounding how our individuality and our identities are constructed within the family.
Sophie Barr • Niamh Hannon • Grace Kiernan • Karl Leonard • Lauren McKenna • Mel OReilly • Daniel Siberry • Francesco Taurisano • Roisin White •