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'Welcome to Graceland' Exhibition

‘Welcome to Graceland’ is a series of photographs by Suella Holland showcasing the wonderful world of colour, tribute and humour that is Meath man Patsy Boylan's everyday life.

A widower with an impressive love of Elvis Presley that has mushroomed from a couple of pieces into a veritable treasure trove of Elvis related memorabilia, the eye cannot rest in this place with so much to take in. For some it is simply clutter, for others it's a rare form of beautiful self-expression.



In this body of work, Suella Holland has captured the essence of the man and his obsession with his gathering of mad-cap collectors’ items.



Suella is drawn to the story and the sense of fun that Patsy exudes from this Elvis shrine he calls home in rural Meath. We all have our passions and Patsy wears his proudly on every surface in his home and even occasionally in the form of his tight fitting white Elvis replica jumpsuit. A number of the images are titled after Elvis Presley’s songs which the artist feels is a fitting and apt tribute to both Elvis and Patsy.

 

 

Published

24 Apr 2019

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