We are delighted to present the Irish premiere of this new exhibition by Patrick Jolley, a film artist we have long admired. Jolley’s works are deeply rooted in a theme central to the modern psyche, a theme touched on by numerous horror films and ghost stories, but perhaps not as deeply explored: how the houses we live in come to haunt us, how they become portraits of our own fears, neurosis, taboos and suppressed impulses, of our own inability to see ourselves as we are and to recognize the taint within our own souls. These new works function through displacement – the relocation of the familiar to a place simultaneously
logical and unnatural. Their intent is documentary – to describe what is actually there, but not necessarily physical or visible. They explore the areas where the line between the real and the allegorical begin to blur.
Patrick Jolley has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally since the beginning of the 1990s. His recent exhibitions include Into Me/Out of Me, PS1/MOMA, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; MACRO, Rome 2006/7; Of Mice and Men, Berlin Biennial 2006; Asphyxia, San Luis Potosi, Mexico 2006; Lessico Europeo, Stazione Leopolda, Firenze 2007. Forthcoming exhibitions include Lyon Bienniale 09/07; Galeria Leme Sao Paolo 10/07. Jolley’s works have been screened at Tate Modern, London; MOMA, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Moderna Museet - Museum of Contemporary Art, Stockholm; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Havana Biennial; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Sundance International Film Festival; Edinburgh Film Festival; New York Underground Film Festival: Los Angeles Film Festival and Cork Film Festival.
Seven Days ‘Til Sunday won the Claire Lynch Award for Best First Irish Short at the 1998 Cork Film Festival.