OXYgen – Aoife Shanahan

3rd March – 20th April 2022, Project Space

Launching as part of Late Night Art Belfast, Thursday 3rd March

Golden Thread Gallery are delighted to present the next exhibition in our Project Space: OXYgen, an exhibition of work by Aoife Shanahan.

OXYgen consists of a series of photograms made with the drug Oxycontin®, a strong narcotic and the prime suspect in the current opioid crisis. While the drug is legally available via prescription as a tablet, it is often then ground down into a fine powder and subsequently snorted or injected, creating an instant euphoric high similar to that of heroin.

This work attempts to highlight how camera-less photography can be used as an effective way of talking not only about the issues surrounding addiction but also about the issues surrounding photographic representation.

Find more information about the exhibition and the artist here.

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