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Daphne Wright:     Of  Course
15 November 2019–
17 February 2020 

This exhibition presents a large body of new work by artist Daphne Wright commissioned by Crawford Art Gallery. It expands on Wright’s existing multi-media practice and includes stitched work, wood relief carvings and clay objects to explore themes of immutability, impermanence and failure.

The exhibition includes two new video works that probe the human condition and the important stages of life we all pass through, that are at once poignant and mundane. Her protagonists are the young and the old, those at the extremes of personhood and she investigates the caring relationships adults have with these more vulnerable family members.

Daphne Wright’s work manoeuvres things into well-wrought but delicate doubt. She creates worlds that are at once beautiful and rather eerie and which feel like the threshold to somewhere new. Recent exhibitions have included The Ethics of Scrutiny: The Freud Project, curated by Daphne Wright, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2018); Daphne Wright: Prayer Project, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, MA (2017); Kapi Çalana Açilir, Abdülmecid Efend Köşkü, Üsküdar, Istanbul (2017); Emotional Archaeology, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2017) and  Arnolfini, Bristol and National Trust, Tyntesfield (2016).