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Issue is the first solo exhibition in New York of I rish artist Tom Molloy which examines power\, explores the ways in which it has been perverted\, and asks global questions about morality.  An enthusi astic collector of images\, and working through drawing\, collage\, photogr aphy and sculpture\, Molloy challenges perceptions by creating ambiguous wo rks\, and investigating the overlap between representation and association. His deliberately minimal representations of significant political and hist orical moments are both subtle and highly charged. The clean simplicity of Molloy’s aesthetic conveys conceptually rich\, multi-layered meanings.    

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Issue examines the veracity of photography through the el ective and selective nature of images. These have been ruptured: either thr ough editing\, cropping\, transference into another medium\, or in their pr esentation in a non-linear chronology breaking their historical precedent. The idea of photography as an arbiter\; the interface between image making and historical fact\, is the principal focus of this exhibition.

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Th e eight works featured in the exhibition address dominant themes of history and photography - illustrating several momentous Twentieth Century events\ , and exploring the subsequent implications for contemporary society. Tom M olloy’s work\, interrogates the communication and perception of truth\, and different possibilities that could\, and have arisen globally as a consequ ence of man’s inhumanity to man.

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Tom Molloy who exhibits with Lora Reynolds Gallery\, Austin\, Texas and Rubicon Gallery Dublin was born in Ireland and works in Paris\, France. He attended the National Colle ge of Art &\; Design Dublin. Among participating in several group exhibi tions Molloy in 2005 a survey exhibition of his work was held at the Limeri ck City Gallery of Art and in 2008 at the Solstice Arts Centre\, County Mea th. In 2010 Molloy had a solo exhibition at The Aldrich Museum of Contempor ary Art and is included in the permanent collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art\; The Blanton Museum of Art\, Texas\; The Arts Council/An Chomh airle Ealaíon\, Dublin\; The Zabludowicz Collection\, London\; Fondazione S pinola Banna Per L'Arte\, Turin\; FRAC-Piemonte\; FRAC Haute-Normandie and Princeton University Art Museum.

DTEND:20130518 DTSTAMP:20140828T085618 DTSTART:20130208 GEO:40.7497918;-74.0049713 LOCATION:FLAG Art Foundation\,545 WEST 25TH STREET \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Issue\, Tom Molloy UID:257639 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130208T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T085618 DTSTART:20130208T180000 GEO:40.7497918;-74.0049713 LOCATION:FLAG Art Foundation\,545 WEST 25TH STREET \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Issue\, Tom Molloy UID:257640 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR