Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm

'Flâneries in forests and fields'

20 July - 30 August 2014

Group Show featuring works by Hugh Cummins, Mark Doherty, Michelle Dunne, John Fitzsimons, Jordi Forniés, Conrad Frankel, Daniel Lipstein, Jason Lowe, Seán Mulcahy, Yanny Petters and Adrienne Symes.

Official opening: Sunday 20 July 2014, 3 pm, Olivier Cornet Gallery, JF Studios, 5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1

Guest Speaker: Dr Finola O'Kane Crimmins, Senior Lecturer at UCD and author of Ireland and the Picturesque; Design, Landscape Painting and Tourism in Ireland 1700-1840, (Yale 2013).

In his 'Antimodern Manifesto of the Rural Flâneur: When D’Arcy and John Go For a Wander', Professor Mike Grimshaw argues that “the antimodern rural flâneur is one who, as a product of modernity, of urban modernity, takes the position and challenge of the flâneur and wanders in and through „landscape‟; responding to „landscape‟ as if it is the modern urban imaginary. If for the modern flâneur the city became the landscape of new hope and discovery, for the antimodern flâneur the limitations of antipodean urban life were counter-posed by the possibility of a new hope and discovery in the rural landscape. Mike Grimshows goes on quoting Donald W. Meinig: “Landscape is defined by our vision and interpreted by our minds. It is a panorama which continuously changes as we move along any route. Strictly speaking, we are never in it, it lies before our eyes and it becomes real only as we become conscious of it.“(Donald W. Meinig, introduction to The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscape: Geographical Essays)

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