Jack Lanagan Dunbar

COMA is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Jack Lanagan Dunbar – his second solo presentation with the gallery – titled Signal.

Signal presents two complementary suites of work produced in very different locations: a set of electrotypes formed on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands—a Spanish archipelago off the coast of northern Africa, during a residency enabled by an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant and a series of paintings completed in Leipzig, Germany, where the artist lived during 2020.

Where one of these bodies of work speaks of the rush and swirl of powerful ocean waves, the other recalls the frenetic energy of a firework display. The other ponders timeless hours spent exploring the intertidal zone, the other whispers of the confines of dark, underground tunnels.

These two collections branch out in different directions, yet they remain connected by a shared element in their creation: copper. In their final forms both collections rely on this element. As with much of Jack Lanagan Dunbar’s work to date, it is the attention given to production and the relationship between the materials used that builds the weight of the pieces.

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