Three Billboards Outside - Periphery Space, Gorey, 2021
This billboard project was curated by James Merrigan. Eight artists were selected from a nationwide Open Call. Billboards featuring paintings were visible around Gorey town in Co. Wexford. The billboard featuring my painting, 'Something in the Bushes, Maryon Park I' was situated on Esmonde St. Selection for this outdoor exhibition was a fortuitous continuation of the theme explored in the original painting, one of 'scaling up' and zooming into a detail in the landscape. It plays on themes in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film 'Blow Up', and explores the philosophical difference between absence of detail and absence of definition, between painting and photography. Nestled between the real trees and the bridge on a busy street, it became itself, 'something in the bushes'.