Artist Dave Madigan blends familiar Dublin landscapes with technological artefacts to create surreal scenes in first solo exhibition
‘Landscapes and Oddities’ is the first solo exhibition by artist Dave Madigan, and features large-scale paintings, wide vistas and aerial views of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and the wider Dublin area, as well as a large sculpture, which is inspired by the masts and riggings visible in Dún Laoghaire Harbour, writes Alex Greaney.
By prominently positioning objects such as circuit boards, transmission towers, and other electronic equipment in his paintings, Madigan transforms familiar Dublin locations into surreal scenes, populated with oversized and overrepresented technological components. The relationship between the natural world and the built environment forms a second thematic strand to Madigan’s paintings.
‘Landscapes at Oddities’ opens at the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire t runs until Sunday, 26th November. Admission is free of charge.
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