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Kerlin Gallery is pleased to present REPO MAN, an exhibition of new work by four young Irish artists.

Released in 1984, Repo Man is a film produced and set in the economic recession of the 1980s and follows a young punk rocker in L.A. who falls into his first ever job - a repossession agent. Both the role of repossession agent and the film's underlying theme of youth in revolt present loose departure points to consider the assemblage of respective practices presented in Repo Man at Kerlin Gallery.

Sam KeoghFiona HallinanRuth E. Lyons, and Joseph Noonan-Ganley have developed distinctive practices that consider their positions as both artists and political subjects. What is commonly termed in fine art as 'appropriation' may also be viewed as 'repossession'. Time ensures repossession is an inevitable process and although authorship is protected posthumously, future generations will most likely appropriate aspects of work into new contexts, often changing meaning and blurring originality.

Although wary of any dogmatic manifesto, each artist in Repo Man seeks to actively engage with their contemporary surroundings through their artistic practices. 'Post studio' practices such as curating, performance, research, writing and more general forms of exchange form a fundamental aspect to each of their work; yet object-base artworks from the studio and gallery exhibits remain central and form the focus of this exhibition.
 

Selected Works

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Sam Keogh, Monument for Subjects to Come, 2011, wood, expanding polyurethane foam, polystyrene, acrylic medium powdered mica, glitter, earth, laminated wrapping paper, selotape, rope, sponge & duct tape, 322 x 153 x 480 cm

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Sam Keogh, Heros, 2011, mixed media on panel, ribbon, coat hook, 25 x 20 cm

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Sam Keogh, Padre, 2011, mixed media on panel, ribbon, coat hook, 24.5 x 18 cm

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Joseph Noonan-Ganley, STABLE, 2011, black perspex, 49.5 x 46 x 670 cm

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Joseph Noonan-Ganley, APPLYING,  2011,  perspex, light bulbs & fittings installation dimensions variable, 8 elements, 21 x 19 x 15 cm each element

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Ruth E Lyons, LEVIATHAN,  2011, bamboo, stainless steel bolts & painted wall installation dimensions variable, 2 elements element one: 212 x 230 x 263 cm, element two: 183 x 188 x 190 cm

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Fiona Hallinan, Three Rock Mountain Study I, 2011, directional speaker & audio file

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Fiona Hallinan, Three Rock Mountain Study I, 2011, Directional speaker & audio file

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Fiona Hallinan, Unsold series, 2011, flower petals dimensions variable

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 Fiona Hallinan, Three Rock Mountain Study III (wood still-life), 2011, photographic print 

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Sam Keogh, Monument for Subjects to Come, 2011, wood, expanding polyurethane foam, polystyrene, acrylic medium powdered mica, glitter, earth, laminated wrapping paper, selotape, rope, sponge & duct tape, 322 x 153 x 480 cm

Sam Keogh, Heros, 2011, mixed media on panel, ribbon, coat hook, 25 x 20 cm

Sam Keogh, Padre, 2011, mixed media on panel, ribbon, coat hook, 24.5 x 18 cm

Joseph Noonan-Ganley, STABLE, 2011, black perspex, 49.5 x 46 x 670 cm

Joseph Noonan-Ganley, APPLYING,  2011,  perspex, light bulbs & fittings installation dimensions variable, 8 elements, 21 x 19 x 15 cm each element

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Ruth E Lyons, LEVIATHAN,  2011, bamboo, stainless steel bolts & painted wall installation dimensions variable, 2 elements element one: 212 x 230 x 263 cm, element two: 183 x 188 x 190 cm

Fiona Hallinan, Three Rock Mountain Study I, 2011, directional speaker & audio file

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Fiona Hallinan, Three Rock Mountain Study I, 2011, Directional speaker & audio file

Fiona Hallinan, Unsold series, 2011, flower petals dimensions variable

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 Fiona Hallinan, Three Rock Mountain Study III (wood still-life), 2011, photographic print 

Installation Views

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Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011

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Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011

REPO MAN 2

Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011

REPO MAN 1

Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011

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Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011

REPO MAN 3

Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011

REPO MAN 2

Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011

REPO MAN 1

Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Joseph Noonan Ganley, REPO MAN, Kerlin Gallery, 20th May - 25th June 2011