Jesse Jones, Mahogany, 2009, 16 mm, color, sound, 35 minutes.

Jesse Jones

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Jesse Jones, Mahogany, 2009, 16 mm, color, sound, 35 minutes.

An offbeat curatorial conceit—sleepwalking—formed the programming context for Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones’s recent exhibition “The Trilogy of Dust.”Aiming to provide audiences with what the gallery termed a “stretched-out” encounter with artists’ work, “Sleepwalkers: Production as Process,” a series of solo exhibitions and site-specific commissions at The Hugh Lane, has thus promoted projects in progress by creating space for inchoate, early-stage creative propositions as well as for presentations that have reached a much more evolved, gallery-ready state. (Follow-up installments will include contributions from such Irish artists as Clodagh Emoe, Sean Lynch, and Linda Quinlan.)

Somnambulant drift is pitched here as a metaphor for creative momentum—perhaps a hazily reductive analogy in relation to the complex, critically self-conscious processes underpinning

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