Daphne Wright

'These Talking Walls'

October 10 - November 29 2003

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery presents
'These Talking Walls' by Daphne Wright.

Daphne Wright returns to exploring the themes of delusion and remoteness.

The large scale industrial constructions replicate the Soviet Mir space station sit alongside four dark, featureless landscapes of intaglio prints which locate them everywhere and yet nowhere. The feeling of isolation is enhanced with the accompanying soundtrack of voices reading fragmented and disorientated narratives.

Courtesy of
New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery

Using her characteristic method of cutting and folding narrow strips of aluminum foil which are then coated in resin, to slowly build up the enigmatic sculptural forms Daphne Wright's cool, seductive forms evoke the most extreme and ultimate form of isolation, outer space.

Born in County Longford in 1963, Daphne Wright has exhibited extensively in Ireland, England and the United States. Recent exhibitions include: New Work Frith Street Gallery (October 2003), Shine The Lowry, Manchester (2002), 10 Years of the Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2001), 0044 P.S.1, New York and Albright Knox, Buffalo, New York (2000).

The exhibition coincides with Croon, a multi-disciplinary production in collaboration with theatre director, Johnny Hanrahan of the Meridian Theatre Company, Cork and the National Sculpture Factory.