a yellow rose 2012

Owen Boss // Colin Martin // Tom O’Dea

Freemasons’ Hall 17 Molesworth Street Dublin 2

Text 'Little Trapdoors' by Francis Halsall

'a yellow rose' takes its name from a Jorge Luis Borges short story that describes the complex relationship between Art and Reality and ventures that while we may speak or allude to something we can never truly express it. The three artists have disparate practices but share an interest in the complexity of representation. A shared affinity with Borges’ allusion through this short story to the futility of art as a means of conveying reality - as the titular yellow rose will always be ‘outside of art’ - has provided a natural nexus. a yellow rose is installed in the Freemasons Hall, a space charged with tradition, ritual and esotericism.

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