JOE SHEEHAN

Dislocation, 28 November - 22 December 2017
Joe Sheehan's most recent body of work, 'Dislocation', includes a suite of three photographs and a series of cast "rocks" alongside the carved stone sculptures for which he is best known

Sheehan writes:

"I am constantly looking at the things around me ... the new and the old and the things I have looked at a million times before and think I know ... to see if there Is something else, to see if they have changed. Or maybe to try to see them as I did the first time, again.

I find myself always returning to objects that are ubiquitous and overlooked, that have a commonality bordering on invisibility; hyper-normal.

I'm curious about the way we live our lives in relation to the use of tools and objects. And I like to take things that are familiar and re-make them in stone which renders both the material and the form strange. The strangeness allows me to see things in a new way.

To create a dislocation is my goal. Subtle is good. Quiet is good. I don't often make things up. I find things. I try to work with what's there. Sometimes it's a kind of collaboration with the material, sometimes it's a dance and often it's an argument. It is never easy and rarely is it simply a case of imposing an idea onto a substrate."
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