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  • David Godbold

    Kerlin Gallery

    ENGLISH-BORN BUT A LONGTIME IRISH RESIDENT, David Godbold has also spent considerable stretches in Australia and the United States, making his own idiosyncratic contributions to ongoing debates on the legacy of European colonialism. Godbold's trademark scatter-hung groupings of framed, text-laden sketches and large-scale wall drawings carry fragmentary scenes from inscrutable narratives of violent conflict, heroic oratory, victimhood, martyrdom, and death. For his eccentric commentaries on the fractured and fractious nature of history and identity he has mobilized a cast of characters that

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