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One Step Closer to Grandeur - Tricycle Gallery

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AN EXHIBITION entitled One Step Closer to Grandeur featuring work by Mark Beldan, Daniel Kelly and Ben Washington, will be on display at the Tricycle Gallery from December 1, 2008 to January 10, 2009.

Mark Beldan’s paintings reconfigure scenes of crime or unexplained disappearances. Resolutely suburban spaces and places are reworked with nods towards Romanticism and lush melodrama.

The helter-skelter opulent interior of Daniel Kelly’s piece reveals itself through paint on paper. Tearing, pushing, pulling, pinning and sticking creates a discussion between the materials, process and the images being presented.

Ben Washington creates hybrid landscapes that couple with the underlying systems that support them. Highlighting the elegant balancing act they perform, they teeter on the edge of precarious survival and impending collapse.

Brought together in this exhibition, the works establish a topsy-turvy order of things. A stately home is rendered on an ephemeral fragment of paper, while a utility room becomes an oil painting. A grain silo exists on a refrigerator part. Landscapes are dwarfed by interiors. The show explores the joy in foibles, misapprehensions and inappropriate ideas. Stumbling around can lead to the most surprising things.

Private View: Monday, December 1 from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Admission: Free.

Times: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm, Sunday from 3pm to 9pm.