The Brawl in Philly
25 September – 26 October 2012
These new works by Damien Duffy trace the fractures in The Large Glass/ -The Bride Stripped Bare By her Bachelors Even- by Marcel Duchamp.
The works dismantle this iconic artwork creating a series of paintings and sculptures that use the network of its accidental fractures as a readymade template for a new network of stoppages. The opaque black glass and flowing lead lines are a complete inversion, a negative embodiment of the original Duchamp piece.
Its title is a confluence of the Brawl at Austerlitz another work in glass by Duchamp and Philly, Philadelphia where the large Glass is housed.
Damien Duffy was Artist in Residence in 2006 and now leads Voids Artschool. Recent exhibitions include Eight Derry Artists at the 9th Burren Annual, Projects at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2012, Fantasy Heckler, Liverpool Biennale.