6 September – 24 September 2005: Danny Renehan – Surface Markings

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The construction of a megalopolis is a slow yet unstoppable force.  Like cicadas, industrial buildings gather with the progression of human development, slowly hardening… they cover over their points of origin.    At dusk the advance pauses.

Surface Markings is a detailed and clinical investigation into the industrialised urban landscape.  The delicate nature of working with fine graphite detailing over a monochromatic acrylic background belie the weight and solidity of the structures Renehan portrays.

Regardless of whether the landscape is within our own earthly terrain, or elsewhere, Renehan captures a quiet, unpopulated and static moment.