Chloe Brenan|44AD Gallery, Bath UK

Chloe Brenan, Exhibition, Ormond Studios 2017


Studio member Chloe Brenan is exhibiting work as part of ’Law of Identity’ group exhibition at 44AD in Bath, UK.

The exhibition is curated by international curator by Nina Jesih who has selected artwork responses from across the world, representing what identity means to different individuals.

‘I am not one and simple, but complex and many’. Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Studio member Chloe Brenan is a participating artist in REPLIKA Issue 2: ELLIPSE.

Chloe Brenan

Studio member Chloe Brenan is a participating artist in REPLIKA Issue 2: ELLIPSE.

The issue will be launched on 08.04.17 with a coinciding exhibition of work at Omelette Studios, Mittenwalderstr. 6, 10961 Berlin at 18:00. REPLIKA is a three dimensional magazine bringing together artists from all spheres to explore a unified concept, and to respond with an object-based, serialized work.


Studio Member Chloe Brenan exhibiting in ‘Attitude Precedes Form’, Group Exhibition at The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin

Chloe Brenan, Ormond Studios 2017

‘Attitude Precedes Form’ premieres new work by members of the Black Church Print Studio, responding to the curatorial questions: What are our goals for women in Ireland today? And what challenges do we now face?

‘Attitude Precedes Form’ is curated by Dr. Hilary Murray for Black Church Print Studio, and features works by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske, Chloe Brenan. Janine Davidson, Emma Finucane, Rachel Fallon and Eleanor Phillips, Anja Mahler, Sadbh O’Brien, Alison Pilkington and Lee Welch.

The exhibition also features an A&E Session (Analyse and Experiment)’, the latest in a series of panel discussions run by Black Church Studios on January 19th 2017. In this public talk, curator Hilary Murray and exhibition artists discuss the parameters of the exhibition, and the artist’s approach to the work.

Show runs January 12th until January 31st.


‘Trickster’ featuring studio member Chloe Brenan at Catalyst Arts Belfast.

Chloe Brenan, Ormond Studios 2016

Studio member Chloe Brenan is exhibiting new and recent work alongside Alexandra Brunt at Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Opening 6PM, Thursday 1st December 2016.

Show runs until December 18th.

The trickster is a mythological entity or archetype, indicative of absurd or destabilising re-evaluations of perception and its limitations. The work of both artists explore ideas of rearranging perceptual modes to break down and ultimately reassemble conceptions of self and objective reality respectively.



Studio member Chloe Brenan screens new film piece ‘The Hole in The Donut’ at the Guesthouse Project, Cork.

Chloe Brenan

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‘The Hole In The Donut’ is a moving image piece that explores the processes and limits involved in vision, perception and representation. These ideas are considered by way of an investigation into the limits of analogue photographic media, utilizing structural film-making techniques such as fixed framing, accelerated shutter speed, close up shots, slow motion and contrapuntal loops. The piece records the perceptual limitations inherent in its own construction.

Drawing an analogy between the aperture of the camera and the pupil of the human eyeball, the work highlights the discontinuity upon which perception is based, the caesura or cut. Circular props, which act as frames for negative space, are dropped in front of the camera lens so that it fleetingly captures what they eye cannot see. The empty space of the frame between each descent acknowledges the necessity of absences and voids in the processing of imagery; the darkened chamber of the camera, the eyeball of the operator, the darkroom and finally the darkened projection space.

Similarly the discontinuity inherent in notions of temporality and duration are explored through the use of multiple projections, which overlap and repeat in a complex polyrhythmic loop.

The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork

Chloe Brenan participating in open discussion on contemporary practice and printmaking

Chloe Brenan, Ormond Studios 2016
Studio member Chloe Brenan will be participating in an open discussion on practice and printmaking in contemporary art at Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare on Monday May 16th 2016 (10am) She will be joined in conversation by fellow artists Emma Finucane and Louise Peat. Chloe will be discussing how her early training in printmaking has come to inform her current practice, focusing in particular on her use of analogue photography (both still and moving image) and her approach to installation.
Holes (Installation detail)
Image from presentation: Detail from perforated paper installation ‘Holes‘ 2014