Dear New York: Exhibition
Date: March 6th - 25th
Place: St. Peter's Cork
‘Dear New York’ is the newest art exhibition in our Mezzanine gallery and is on display throughout the month of March. This is our fourth local art exhibition of 2018.
A visual exhibition by Brian Benjamin Dwyer of Madra Mór Productions, this photographic exhibit captures the urban life and colour of New York City.
The exhibition runs from 6th March to 25th March with the official launch starting 5.30pm Saturday 10th March. Join us for the launch evening, we’ll have live music and visual display from BK Pepper. There will be snacks and beverages to enjoy while you take in the exhibition! You also have the opportunity to meet the artist himself on the night.
About the Exhibition:
Dear New York is a photography exhibition which captures the feeling of being in New York City, visually overwhelmed yet totally captivated. Every building, every street corner, every doorway seems to tell a story. This exhibition is not only the artist’s perspective of this incredible place but a meditation in what it means to slow down and observe in the chaos of a modern city.
In the artist’s own words; ”New York is a city that does not conform. It never goes dark. It is ever changing. It is a city of extremes. On your best day there is nowhere else I would rather be, on a bad day there is no place worse. However, one thing’s for sure, every time you leave, you cannot wait to get right back in.”
About the Artist:
Brian Benjamin Dwyer is a filmmaker, photographer, musician and theatre maker from Cork. Over the past number of years, he has lived and worked in London, New York, Dublin, and Normandy, France. He runs his own production company Madra Mór Productions and has worked with the BBC, The National Theatre, London, and the UK’s largest immersive theatre company, Punchdrunk. His short films have been screened in film festivals throughout the world, including Raindance, London Short Film Festival and The Chicago Irish Film Festival. He has created music videos for some of Ireland’s leading musicians and bands. Every July he teaches the film course at the Berridge Theatre and Film programs located at the historic Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France. His latest theatre show ‘We Lived In Cities’ was nominated for a ‘Spirit Of The Festival’ award at the Dublin Fringe Festival and played to a sold-out Triskel Arts Centre for the Cork Film Festival. Dear New York is his first solo photography exhibition.