Common Place
An Exhibition by
Pamela Valfer & Allen Brewer

Opening 7pm, Thursday 14th June
Exhibition runs 15th June - 13th July

Hosted by Occupy Space @ Istabraq Hall “City Hall”, Limerick City Council, Merchants
Quay, Limerick

In January 2011 artists Allen Brewer and Pamela Valfer spent 4 months in residence at the Burren College of Art, an experience that challenged their notion of “place”. The exhibition Common Place seeks to explore this topic through questions of contemporary landscape, memory, beauty and overall questioning of one’s “authentic” experience.

Brewer’s work involves renderings and readymades based solely on other’s descriptions
of an experienced place. His process is predicated on the use of language as the
only formal cue for image making, thus abolishing traditional landscape tropes of
romance and emotion. The work addresses our emotional attachment to objects and
environments, highlighting awkward linguistic limitations attributed to memory and place.

While Brewer’s limitations affect the outcome, Valfer’s interests lie within possibility.
This investigation is articulated through pinpoint accurate drawings and collages of
constructed vistas, monuments, ruinous modernist inspired memorials and architectural
models. These newly constructed forms are a clearer representation for Valfer, who
acknowledges her distance to nature as dystopic yet nostalgic.

Coinciding with the exhibition COMMON PLACE at Istabraq Hall will be the Eva International Biennial of Visual Art, (19 May-12 Aug), curated by Annie Fletcher..

Images coming soon

Click here to view Pamela Valfer's website.
Click here to view Allen Brewer's website.

More from Common Pace images coming very soon.