Samuel Laurence Cunnane

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Siobhán 1, 2019, Hand-printed silver gelatin print, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 27.8 x 37.5 cm / 10.9 x 14.8 in image size 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Siobhán 2, 2019, Hand-printed silver gelatin print, framed
edition of 3 + 1AP, 27.8 x 37.5 cm / 10.9 x 14.8 in image size

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Shannon, 2020, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 17.8 x 25.5 cm / 7 x 10 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Sand, 2019, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 22.5 x 30.6 cm / 8.9 x 12 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Bird Statue, 2019, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 17.8 x 25.5 cm / 7 x 10 in image size
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Site 1, 2019, Hand-printed silver gelatin print, framed
edition of 3 + 1AP, 27.8 x 37.5 cm image size / 10.9 x 14.8 in image size 
 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Walnut Trees, 2017, hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, 18.7 x 25.5 cm x 7.4 x 10 in image size, 41.4 x 48.2 x 3 cm / 16.3 x 19 x 1.2 in framed 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Bag of cut grass, 2016, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 12.7 x 19.1 cm / 5 x 7.5 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Plants inside a restaurant, 2016, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 15.2 x 10.2 cm / 6 x 4 in image size 
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Legs, 2016, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 10.2 x 15.2 cm / 4 x 6 in image size 
 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane  Petrol Station 2016 Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed 10.2 x 15.2 cm / 4 x 6 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Yew Trees, 2016, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3 + 1AP, 16.8 x 25.4 cm / 6.6 x 10 in image size 
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Flower and Strip Lighting, 2015, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, 10.2 x 15.2 cm / 4 x 6 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane,Yellow balcony, 2014, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, 19 x 12.7 cm / 7.5 x 5 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Shower Curtain, 2014, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, framed, edition of 3, 12.7 x 19 cm / 5 x 7.5 in image size 

Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Kitchen, Rue de Corinthe, 2013, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, 15 x 10 cm / 5.9 x 3.9 in image size
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Roses, 2014, Hand-printed C-type print on archival photo paper, 16.7 x 25.5 cm / 6.6 x 10 in image size 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Douglas Hyde Gallery, 30 September – 9 November 2016
 
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Kerlin Gallery, 22 May – 20 June 2015
 
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Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Fortnightly Features Presents IV, Kerlin Gallery, 2–13 May 2014
b.1989, Co. Kerry, Ireland
 
Although a self-proclaimed 'documentarian', Samuel Laurence Cunnane’s work holds, in essence, a nuance and aesthetic sensitivity rarely found in contemporary photography these days. The artist’s gaze seems to shy away from the desires and confrontations of the real and the immediate, instead wishing to seek clarity in the ‘in between’, the unnoticed. Tinged with melancholy, these photographs take in the fringes, the build-up, the aftermath; never the moment, never the turmoil, the anger or the ecstasy, just its remnants.
 
Cunnane’s work uses analogue photographic techniques, printed by hand by the artist. He remains highly connected to the physicality of the production process, and quite tellingly, speaks of his work in terms of “making” pictures, not “taking” them. His C-type prints are small in size, a side effect of his traditional production methods, but one that resonates with the restrained, intimate nature of the work.
 
Recent solo exhibitions include: OCT Boxes Museum of Art, Shunde, China (2018); Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, (2016) and Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2015). Recent group exhibitions and projects include: Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art, The National Gallery of Ireland, (2019); An Act of Hospitality Can Only be Poetic, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland, (2018); Fortnightly Features Presents, Kerlin Gallery (2014) and the screening Portfolio, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France (2012). 
 
Cunnane’s work is represented in museum and public collections worldwide including: The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; The Arts Council of Ireland; Trinity College Art Collection, Dublin; OCT Boxes Art Museum, Shunde, China and The TIA Collection, Sante Fe, USA.
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and the days run away like wild horses over the hills

Scoil Lorcáin, Seapoint, Dublin

31 July - 7 August 2019

Aleana Egan, Hannah Fitz, Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Elizabeth Magill and Kathy Prendergast in and the days run away like wild horses over the hills curated by John O’Donoghue.

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Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art

Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, Sean Scully & Samuel Lawrence Cunnane

13 April - 7 July 2019

National Gallery of Ireland

Spanning 250 years, Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art comprises artworks by fifty artists, exploring the relationship between people and the natural world.

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Samuel Laurence Cunnane

OCT Boxes Art Museum, Shunde, China

23 March – 20 May 2018

Solo exhibition of 16 hand-printed silver gelatin prints by Samuel Laurence Cunnane, all produced during a three-week residency in China.

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Samuel Laurence Cunnane

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

30 September - 7 November 2016

Museum solo exhibition with accompanying publication.

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Samuel Laurence Cunnane

THEODORE:Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA

18 September – 25 October 2015

Solo exhibition

Samuel Laurence Cunnane will be showing a selection of new work at THEODORE:Art in September. It will be his first solo exhibition in the United States.

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Samuel Laurence Cunnane at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

26 October 2016

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Shooting on 35mm film and populating his small, hand-printed images with downbeat characters and settings, this young Kerryman’s Douglas Hyde exhibition follows an extended period traveling through the Balkans, Turkey and Iran. They say location is everything, but Laurence Cunnane’s images are stripped of obvious signifiers, rendering his subjects and their locations curiously adrift. Travelling seems important but we learn little about the places he visits. Instead, in a set of formally exquisite prints, we are given a record of the marginal, the displaced and the provisional. Images preoccupied with borders and moments of transition contain crossover points both physically evidenced – a preponderance of windows – and metaphysically hinted at, in their sense of a world translated through a curious but uncertain eye.

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Trust the Process: interview with Samuel Laurence Cunnane

23 October 2016

Samuel Laurence Cunnane’s new photography exhibition is currently on display in the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Contemporary in style, Laurence Cunnane’s work is a series of hand-printed colour photographs, intimately framed and presented to the viewer as snapshots of his life. He has previously exhibited all around the world – from the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin to the Theodore:Art gallery in New York City. He very kindly took the time to answer some questions I had about his work.

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Capturing Unobserved Moments in Daily Life, Samuel Laurence Cunnane

15 October 2016

Irish photographer Samuel Laurence Cunnane presents a thought-provoking series of photographs this month at the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Graduating from IADT in 2011, Cunnane describes himself as a “documentarian”, and his work is heavily influenced by cinema. His photos display a keen eye for detail, capturing the unobserved moments of daily life.

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