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Name   : Lee Welch
Location: Dublin  
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Welch,Lee-High Hopes
High Hopes / Sculpture / Various / POA

Description: Frank Sinatra's song 'High Hopes' was first introduced in the 1959 film 'A Hole In The Head' where a character based on Walt Disney agrees to go into a partnership with Sinatra's character to build an amusement park in Florida (the film predates Disneyworld). Incidentally it was also used as a John F. Kennedy campaign song during his presidential election. These allusions to a political era that offered a charismatic message of hope and change along with the film, which references an amusement park that embodies the idea of magic, fantasy and innocence are suggestive of the works nature.

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Lee Welch

Lee Welch was educated in Academy of Art College, San Francisco and is currently studying in N.C.A.D., Dublin. He has exhibited widely in Europe and America in solo and group exhibitions. He lives and works in Dublin. Recent exhibitions include a solo show in Queens Street Studios, 'seconds : : the imperfect artwork' curated by Aileen Lambert in the Wexford Arts Centre and 'Holga' in Monster Truck, Dublin. Welch hosted a studio visit as part of the Hugh Lane's 'THE STUDIO' in February 07. Forthcoming exhibitions include 'Pleasures & Wayward Distractions' in Broadstones Gallery and a group show in the Ashford Gallery, Dublin.
My practice functions as a response to the environment in which it's placed. This aspect is what makes the work alive; it acts as a mirror and an interpretation. I am interested in the here and now. Similar to the principles of jazz in that the structural abyss that distinguishes the work functions paradoxically as both an aesthetic signature of conceptual/performative singularity and as a disorienting repetition of philosophical/improvisatory intensities. The paradox lies in the tension between the imperative to repeat antecedent structures and the necessity to do so in a way that expresses originality.

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