27 March to 8 April 2017
Framewerk Gallery, 10 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast
‘Alleys of the East’ is an exhibition of 20 hand-pressed monotype prints by artist Jonathan Brennan. The works in the show feature alleys in the east of Belfast. Some feature the Comber Greenway, which is an alley of sorts.
Alleys, by their nature, are narrow and straight, creating strong perspectival lines and heavy contrasts of light and dark, lending themselves to Brennan’s chosen medium of the monotype.
The exhibition is accompanied by a short film on the subject of alleys in East Belfast. From dog fouling to celebrating the Queen’s jubilee, the film explores through footage and interviews with local residents how people use their alleys. Included in the Belfast Film Festival.