Photography and Multi-Media Exhibition by Denis Dunne
From Tuesday 24th November to Sunday 6th December 2009
Signal Arts centre is proud to showcase a collection of work by photographer/visual artist Denis Dunne. Denis graduated from D.I.T Temple Bar with BA (Honours) in photography. He has also attended courses in ceramics, screen printing, woodwork, metalwork, jewellery making and art history. Denis joined signal in October 2007 as a staff artist and presently facilitates art classes for children and rehab groups; he is also involved with the Signal Arts Society Committee.
Denis' practice is Multi layered. In it he seeks to represent and explore innocence, light, change and the transformation of the human spirit. His subjects are collaborators in his practice; they are the force which inspires his imagination. Much of the work is autobiographical, the models play out fragments from the artists' life, he also encourages the models to incorporate some of their own experiences from the past and present.
The body of work in this exhibition is an ongoing exploration of the subject of people and life. The photographs have been taken over a long period of time with the intention that they would be joined together as a collection. It looks at the delicate nature of thoughts and feelings, as people we are uniquely different yet the same. The work relies on collaboration between the model and himself. With each project he discovers a model, they share thoughts and life experiences and he creates a new character that is unique to this moment in time with this subject. The images are then constructed using light and nature as symbols to add layers of meaning and understanding the delicate nature of being human.
If you would like to commission Denis for portraits or weddings visit his website www.stillight.net
Opening Reception: Friday 27th November 7-9pm