Thomas Brezing: Golden Thread Gallery

Perhaps Our Awakening Is Our Deeper Dream

A solo exhibition by Thomas Brezing, curated by Sharon Murphy

Our first new exhibition post-lockdown presents new works by Dublin based multi-disciplinary artist Thomas Brezing. Perhaps Our Awakening Is Our Deeper Dream is an exploration of human mortality made in the wake of the death of the artist’s mother.

It consists of works on paper – incorporating drawing, painting, print, poetic texts and collage – as well as four large artist books and an installation which quietly address fundamental existential questions: the transience, impermanence and fragile nature of our lives (and selves). The range of media and of modes of presentation reflects the artist’s interest in investigating different kinds of image-making and different ways of representing self, other, and the ties that bind us and which are loosed by death. This formal exploration mirrors the philosophical preoccupations captured in the exhibition’s title: the nature of consciousness, of reality itself.

The title image presents a central motif of the exhibition in which birds – creatures of both earth and sky – are emblems of grounded transcendence.


October 2nd - 28th

The Golden Thread Gallery

October 16, 2020