Triomphe de la République: Blair McLaughlin

28 November - 30 December 2019


Situated at the intersection of violence, politics and riots, Blair McLaughlin's bold new body of work challenges our preconceived ideas of shared space, civil society and human expression.


The exhibition takes its title from the prime location of several political protests in Paris and builds upon McLaughlin's ongoing interest in riots, civil unrest and protest. Though McLaughlin describes himself as being ‘analytically detached’ from his work, the dynamic brushstrokes and arresting subject matter suggests otherwise. In the lashings of heavy paint and the thundering motion of his subjects, McLaughlin’s work is kinetic and disquieting.