Axis Mundi & Bathing Places
The Green On Red Gallery in its new Spencer Dock location hosts the opening of Tom Hunter’s fourth solo exhibition, Axis Mundi & Bathing Places, Dublin Bay. The show consists of two separate bodies of work, one made in the last two years in the artist’s native England, the other made during his residency at IMMA in 2006. Hunter is best known for his honest, relatable photographs of life around his home of Hackney in East London, which were composed to echo paintings from the collection of the National Gallery in London. The photos from Sandycove and Seapoint were shot using a large-format, pin-hole camera, which gives a dreamy distortion and bend. They’re all shot from the perspective of a bather at the top of the steps which disappear in to the snotgreen, scrotumtightening sea. / Olivia Rutter.