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Patrick Jolley


Uudenmaankatu 25.7.-5.8.2007

Patrick Jolley (IE)
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

For his first solo exhibition in Helsinki, Dublin based visual artist PatrickJolley will present two of his most recent film works, ‘Sog’ and ‘Low Atmospheric Pressure’, both completed in 2007.

The works function through displacement – the relocation of the familiar to a place simultaneously logical and unnatural. Their intent is documentary – to describe what is actually there, but not necessarily physical or visible. They explore the areas where the line between the real and the allegorical begins to blur.

‘Sog’ reverses the idea of sick building syndrome. It is not the
building that is making its inhabitants sick but rather the
inhabitants and their residue that makes the building ill.

‘Low Atmospheric Pressure’ is part of a continuing exploration of the hidden anthropomorphic qualities of the inanimate and records the effects of oppressive weather on a group of discarded mattresses.

Jolley’s works are deeply rooted in a theme central to the modern psyche, a theme touched on by numerous horror films and ghost stories, but perhaps not as deeply explored: how the houses we live in come to haunt us, how they become portraits of our own fears, neurosis, taboos and suppressed impulses, of our own inability to see ourselves as we are and to recognize the taint within our own souls.

Patrick Jolley has participated in solo and group exhibitions
internationally since the beginning of 1990’s. His recent exhibitions include Into Me/Out of Me, PS1/MOMA, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; MACRO, Rome 2006/7; Of Mice and Men, Berlin Biennial 2006; Asphyxia, San Luiis Potosi, Mexico 2006; Lessico Europeo, Stazione Leopolda, Firenze 2007. Forthcoming exhibitions include Lyon Bienniale 09/07; Galeria Leme Sao Paolo 10/07. Jolley’s works have been screened at Tate Modern, London; MOMA, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art,
Dublin; Moderna Museet – Museum of Contemporary Art, Stockholm; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.; Havana Biennial; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Sundance International Film Festival;
Edinburgh Film Festival; New York Underground Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival among other venues,.

The exhibition is a part of the HUUTO TUOTANTO (‘Huuto productions’) series, realized through the contacts of Galleria Huuto and its member artists on a shoestring budget and bringing interesting and thought-provoking exhibitions by international artists to Helsinki.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme.


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