Recognized | Brian Flynn
Calgary artist, Brian Flynn’s latest body of work "Recognized" continues his interest in social constructions and his family’s ties to politics in Ireland. Using oil paint and photo-transfers as mediums, Brian recreates figures from both his family’s history as well as Ireland’s turbulent politicized past.
The subjects in his work either held specific agendas in outlawed political organizations or were those who have been affected by these agendas. Brian’s process of layering and obscuring, protecting identity while simultaneously wiping it out, is an artistic exercise of the very activities that members of the resistance practiced during the Troubles as a means of self-preservation to avoid detection during oppressive times.
"How do you tell a story that must remain faceless, nameless, and without evidence?" - Brian Flynn
Read more and view this exhibition at the Herringer Kiss Gallery.