Green on Red Gallery


Nigel Rolfe

  • 14 Sep - 21 Oct 2017

The Green on Red Gallery is excited to announce Breath, the 8th solo exhibition of performance artist Nigel Rolfe

Breathing Out – Breathing In

Breathe Freedom

A set of relational works made recently in 2017

About inside and outside

Insides and outsides

How the world outside enters us

How we seek to be and where to belong

Where in the world

Caught for breath

In Performance making

The agency of being and doing most often has four representations:

Firstly the body as site is the instrument for actions.

This located in place and across time.

Its afterlife which are perhaps threefold:

The residue of what is left in material terms, traces and remains and deposits.

Then the captured document as the photographic or filmic record - holding and marking 

- archiving moments of time.

Then possibly the most significant, the memory of the transient or

ephemeral images made directly in the moment . What resonates and is retained of animated 

and changing passing pictures - the somehow caught in between.

Take breath, breathe:           actions-drawings-photographs

Nigel Rolfe is recognised among the  leading artists working currently in performance, a subject 

he helped establish and define from his first " sculptures in motion " in 1969.  He moved to Dublin 

in the early '70s and from here he developed and fine-tuned his practice inside and outside 

galleries and museums and in festivals and biennale across 5 continents.  He has developed a 

solid  reputation not only as a leading performance artist but as an activist, teacher, curator and 

scholar. He has been presenting works consistently in many counties for more than forty years.

Further works by the artist are available for viewing; to make an appointment 

please contact Jerome O Drisceoil at +353 87 2454282 or



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  • Nigel Rolfe
  • Breath 3 , edition 5 , 2017
  • Colour photographic giclée print
Breath 3 , edition 5 , 2017

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