MON­DAY 24.04.17 ART Whis­per­ing to the ground

Pa­trick Red­mond. Molesworth Gallery, Dublin Un­til May 26 molesworth­gallery.com

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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.

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