An exhibition of works by Ian Charlesworth
The GT Gallery is pleased invite to the opening of The Subjects, a new solo exhibition by Belfast based artist Ian Charlesworth, on Saturday the 3 December 2005 from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
The exhibition uses drawing, photography, and video, in order to investigate the problems inherent within an ‘indexical’ reading of representation. It examines both the ‘gestural trace’ of the expressive humanist painting/drawing, and the ‘passive trace’ of the documentary photograph/video.
This exhibition represents a new, original and comprehensive approach to the problems of representation and ‘indexicality’ in contemporary art practice, as well as highlighting the difficulties in dealing with the contemporary urban youth of a post-Troubles period.
Charlesworth is a Belfast based artist who is currently a Fellow at the British School at Rome. Recent exhibitions have included The Nature of Things, Venice Biennale, Northern Ireland Exhibition (2005), Artistas Visuales De Belfast, La Sala Naranja, Valencia (2005), The Belfast Way, Herzlia Museum, Tel Aviv (2005), From Dark Passages, Gallery Lipoli and Lopez, Rome (2005) Jerwood Drawing prize, Jerwood Space, London (2003), Greyscale/CMYK, RHA, Dublin (2003).
The exhibition The Subjects will be available for hire at a subsidised rate throughout 2006, as part of the gtgTouring Program, supported by an Audience Development Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, National Lottery. For further details and to find out about other gtgTouring Programs available through 2006 & 2007 contact Sarah at the gallery.
Schools, colleges and community group visits to the gallery are welcomed and gallery tours are available. Please contact Ruth or Lisa at the gallery to arrange group visits in advance or to find out more about the galleries associated activities.
The Golden Thread Gallery acknowledges the generous support of: Flax Trust, Ardoyne Shankill Health Partnership, Belfast City Council, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, National Lottery.
Location: Golden Thread Gallery, Brookfield Mill, 333Crumlin Road, Belfast. BT14 7EA