BASIC TALKS ~ Julia Dubsky

The Hugh Lane Gallery


Julia Dubksy is an artist who works with paint, based in Dublin, currently investigating figuration and narrative.

She will discuss paintings made over the last year, while resident in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, as the recent graduate awardee. Julia's upcoming show — Salon of Good Time, in TBG+S, 23-30.05 — is especially influenced by Marge Piercy’s novel ‘He, She and It’ and the artist’s desire for greater possibility beyond current impasses.

The artist intends to address a variety of subjects including: departing from pathos, jealousy and scarcity, preparations/rehearsals, the grid, narrative through style and titles, paint applications signifying readymades, graffiti, spokes, double negative (representation), smuggling, intrinsic value?, hard edge, Persian calligraphy paintings, penumbra, viridian, red and blue, perception studies ... with reference possibly to Donna Haraway, Franco Bifo Birardi, Isabelle Graw, Bini Adamczak, Djuna Barnes and Clarice Lispector. 

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

Basic Talks ~  Julia Dubsky is part of a multi-site programme of exhibitions, residencies and public programmes looking at institutional attitudes, community spaces and education.

Image - Baby Sharing, 2018, oil on canvas, 96 x 80 x 2.5cm