MONDAY 24.04.17 ART Whispering to the ground
Patrick Redmond. Molesworth Gallery, Dublin Until May 26 molesworthgallery.com
A disproportionate number of artists are drawn to Freud’s conception of the uncanny, Das Unheimlich (the un-homely). Not surprising given that they are often trying to see behind immediate appearances. Patrick Redmond is one of those artists, and in his hyper-realistic work sets about demonstrating that the apparently familiar is never as cosy or comforting as we might like to think. Aodhán Floyd in his essay on Redmond points to the “narrative indeterminacy” of the potential, fictional, though always compelling worlds that he conjures up. Expect to be disorientated.