City Arts Centre Dublin 1996 and Old Museum Arts Centre Belfast 1997
Time. Time, a defining concept that seems clear until you start to think about it. What is the relationship between emotional time and measured time…
I never loved you, I only needed you to love me so that I could leave you.
Cut me with a Blade
Time is one of those defining concepts that seems clear until you start to think about it. For O.J. Simpson, time relates to proof, to alibi, to innocence – or guilt. If you’re Julia Kristeva, time is defined by its cultural properties, about cycles and monumentality, about linear history and the push towards eternity. In…
The Old Museum Arts Centre, holding dock for van der Grijn’s REAL LIFE exhibition is in an 1830’s Greek Revival building.Clea van der Grijn, an artist with a long association with the Temple Bar Gallery has mixed with arts fashionable glitterati, designing fabrics and promotions for John Rocha’s Louvre, Paris, catwalk show. There, handmade Chinese…
REAL LIFE‘A Time’ Clea van der Grijn sets calendar time against emotional time in a series of beautiful works on paper that visualise the complex layering of experience. REAL LIFENever loved ” i never loved you i only needed you i needed you to love me so that i could leave you ” Van der…
“LOVE ME FOREVER OR FUCK OFF”“THE MOST MINDBLOWING OF DAYS”“DELIRIOUS PLEASURE”………van der Grijn’s willingness to expose her deepest fears, joys and needs, and so purge and discover herself through art, will strike a resonating chord in anyone who believes in the power of self expression.