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Brid Higgins Exhibition
October 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – October 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
(a group portrait)
Artist Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide presents a collective portrait of the staff and residents of The Dean Art Studios.
Comprising 38 individual portraits, this body of work was created over the past year since Bríd took up her residency in July 2022, along with many of the sitters she depicts.
Fellow artists during this period, their portraits by Bríd both record and contribute to a slice of time in the cultural life of Dublin city.
Continuing the well-established tradition of capturing life in paint, each work was completed within a three-hour sitting, a temporal structure that operates across the series to draw out a parity and equal relation
between them. Figurative repetition and individual difference ricochet across this series, showcasing portraiture’s potential for challenging assumptions about the boundaries that separate individual from collective,
artist from artwork, as well as past from present.
The opening of IN RESIDENCE coincides with the release of an accompanying book with an eponymous title. The book contains images of all the portraits, as well as written contributions by novelist Olivia Fitzsimons, songwriter Adrian Crowley, and poet Letizia Lopreiato.
The exhibition and book are kindly supported by The Dean Art Studios.
Preview October 26, 6pm
Dean Art Studios
4 Chatham Row