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Family Ties - Gingles and Gingles in The Irish Arts Review

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‘Gingles and Gingles’ is a collaborative exhibition at Dublin’s Peppercanister Art Gallery between father/ daughter artists Graham and Lisa Gingles. Born in Larne Co Antrim, Gingles Sr is well known for his complex and intriguing sculptures. These are usually housed in hand made boxes or reliquaries, although sometimes recently an old suitcase has served this purpose. Based in Valencia Spain, Lisa Gingle’s works are small, feminine drawings, overlaid on reclaimed pages and manuscripts- playful and fun and with a strong gothic undertow of foreboding, mixed with dark humour. Images of memory and place mixed with despair and resolution create an interesting dialougue between two generations of this talented artistic family. Gingles and Gingles 7-30 September.

Gingles and Gingles Opening Night

A huge crowd turned up for the opening of Gingles and Gingles with visitors from Spain, Northern Ireland, the UK and even Trinidad. Check out all the photos on our Facebook Page here and here.

Susan Morrell reviews Gingles and Gingles in The Sunday Business Post

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Father and daughter exhibition Gingles and Gingles explores themes of darkness, light, memory and place, through images of nature, a dash of childhood whimsy and the use of mixed media. The box sculptures created by Antrim artist Graham Gingles contain symbols of nature and science (above left) housed in multidimensional structures, which hang beside the small drawings by his daughter, Lisa Gingles, which are overlaid onto reclaimed books and manuscripts (above right). Together, the artists' world of eerie fairy tales and ancient folklore, a world where both menacing and benign forces of nature are at play.

Continues until September 29 at the Peppercanister Gallery, 3 Herbert Street, Dublin 2; tel: 01-6611279; website: peppercanister.com