'At an uncertain place, at an uncertain time...'
Jonathan Brennan, Charys Wilson, Chris Wilson.
Preview 1.10.20. Continues until 29.10.20.
Queen Street Studios (QSS) Belfast is delighted to present a three-person exhibition with Jonathan Brennan, Charys Wilson and Chris Wilson. All three artists are concerned with the passing of time in different ways and use drawing, photographic and print techniques to explore this theme. Their work is primarily monochrome in palette; invoking a binary, elegant simplicity.
Jonathan’s imagery was inspired by a series of found negatives of people, landscapes and animals from the early part of the last century developed in a pharmacy in Larne; and drawings of fossils discovered in the same area in the collection of the Ulster Museum. Both sources have acquired a strangeness with the passing of the years. Yet the timespan separating these people’s lives and our own is infinitesimal in the context of a 200 million-year-old fossil; rendering our day to day concerns petty. From this vantage point the intimacy of the images places ‘the small and the infinite hand in hand’*, regardless of time and place.
Visiting during normal opening hours (Tuesday through to Thursday, 10:00-17:00). Please press the ‘QSS’ buzzer on arrival for access.
Jonathan will be live on Instagram on Thursday, 7pm as part of taking over the BPW Instagram account from 5-11 October, posting about his work and influences.
* David Lynch in conversation with Mark Cousins.
Image: 'Field Trip'. Jonathan Brennan. Cyanotype on Garza paper (2020).