Star Factory

Solo exhibition

Opening date: 11/10/2023

Closing date: 30/11/2023

The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

‘Star Factory’ is a collection of new work by Jonathan Brennan created in 2022-23. All works in the current show are woodblocks, i.e. the matrix used to create woodblock prints, yet here the pieces exhibited are the blocks themselves, coated in enamel paint to highlight the raised and carved areas of each block. 

All artworks take their inspiration from Ciaran Carson’s masterpiece The Star Factory. Some are directly illustrative of passages in the work, others riff on the multitude of themes this uncategorisable text delves into, others still are more collaborative in nature, bringing in elements and concerns from the artist’s own practice.