JIM RICKS



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Docks Mauer
Part of 'Dock Discourse'
126, Artist–run Gallery and the Galway Docks
June 10 – July 3, 2010

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"The starting point of Ricks’ piece is a pre-fabricated concrete wall on the Docks and a vintage postcard of the Berlin Wall from the Eighties. The Docks ‘Mauer’ bears a strange resemblance to the Berlin ‘Mauer’. Reproductions of the postcard will be available in the gallery and will be accompanied by documentation of both the Berlin and Docks ‘Mauers’. Over the course of Docks Discourse a mural will be painted reproducing imagery from the postcard onto the Docks Wall. Ricks’ work is underpinned by an investigation into phenomenology, naive art, synchronicity and the d/evolution of images as they become reproduced."

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L: Galway Docks. R: Eastside Gallery, Berlin

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Found postcard c.1984

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June 2010, Galway

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Winter 2010, Galway