Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley is concerned with the subjective nature of experience, and in turn, interpretation. It attempts to asses a photograph’s place in terms of time and space; how a photograph, though rooted in a specific time and space, may draw a potential path to an alternate.
Exhibition duration:
03-03-2017 - 23-04-2017
Medium:
Photography
Title:
Down in the Valley
Artist:
Eoin Moylan
Down in the Valley is Eoin Moylan’s first solo exhibition. It contains a body of photographic work connected with a specific site: The Vale of Clara, a valley which is coursed by the Avenmore River situated to the east of Gledalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
 
The project is composed of photographic prints that begin to overlay with coloured light and audio. The work seeks to construct a conception of photography and then begin to dismantle it by assessing the very things that make it possible: Light, dimension, and perception.
 
Down in the Valley is concerned with the subjective nature of experience, and in turn, interpretation. It attempts to asses a photograph’s place in terms of time and space; how a photograph, though rooted in a specific time and space, may draw a potential path to an alternate.

The work contained within the exhibition was undertaken from 2013 through to 2016. Several trips were made to a particular forest contained within the valley, where Eoin Moylan traveled and camped alone within the space, dismantling control and particular aesthetic structures so as to allow personal interpretation and reflection to begin to disclose through the work. The works seek to create a space that is neither aligned with time, nor definitive identity, which is then paired with specific moments that form a construct system. By abstractly aligning these two separate sets of experience, it aims to examine how past and present are uniquely intertwined and driving to effect the current choices or decisions of an individual. The project aims to explore the effect of the past on present construction. It focuses on the distance between two experiences, the abstract measure of that gap, and what comes together to fill it.

On Saturday March 4th at 2 pm Eoin Moylan gave an artist talk in the exhibition space at Galleri Image.

About the artist
Eoin Moylan was born in Calgary, Ireland in 1983 and currently lives and works in Berlin. His practices are focused in the communication of images and image making, creating work that explores the technical and psychological production of photography. His work focuses on detail, dictating a narrative of individual choices that come together to argue a reason for the creation of the cognitive and aesthetic whole. The main theme within his work is 'decision', specifically in reference to time and space, and the effect thereof in terms of both past and present experience.   His processes draw from an education in Television & Film, Photography, and Psychotherapy. He has recently completed a MA in fine art photography from the Institute of European Design, Madrid.   

He has exhibited work in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and the Library project, Dublin. He has most recently taken part in the traveling Group exhibition, 5 Plus 5, which took place between Madrid, and The Library of Birmingham.   
His first book A Place Without Walls is part of the collection in the National Library of Ireland.

The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and the City of Aarhus
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