Did That Really Happen? Dan Ferguson & Patrick Colhoun
QSS are delighted to host Did That Really Happen? A two person exhibition by QSS based artist Dan Ferguson and Belfast based artist Patrick Colhoun.
Exhibition Launch: Thursday 6th October 2022, 6-9pm
No booking required, please see the ‘visitor information’ section of our website for further details on visiting the gallery: https://www.queenstreetstudios.net/visitor-information/
Exhibition Dates: 6th – 27th October 2022
Gallery Opening Times: Monday – Thursday 10am to 5pm.
Dan paints figurative and representational works using multiple memories as starting points. They may be from own experience, or others, and they are fused together by the paintings.
Originally trained as a ceramicist, Patrick Colhoun’s practice is now multi-disciplinary with sculptures and installations combining ceramic with unconventional materials such as hosiery, neon, latex, and piercings. The use of materials such as Meccano hark back to childhood and lead pellets from shotgun cartridges keep the dark side of Colhoun’s work alive. Both also strengthen the influence of memory that runs throughout the artist’s work.
The unconventional approach reinforce an early decision by the artist to move away from ceramics with a traditional craft approach to a version of what the artist terms ‘Anti Ceramics’.
Recent work has focused on the notion that the making process has become a thing that helps the artist function with everyday life and that the notion of having a project ongoing is integral to the artist’s wellbeing. The extension of this is the realization that people use many different things to help them cope with everyday life.
The duality in the titles of many pieces of work allow the viewer to make their own mind about the pieces, they can be personal, or oppressive.