Sally-Anne Kelly

Sally-Anne Kelly

upon becoming aware of our Self

Fri 8 May - Sat 11 Jul 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

Sally-Anne’s work is based around the various projections of the self that are presented by a subject and how this can be reflected in the different faces and lives of a site or location. She is interested in exploring the trace people leave behind them in a space and what story this can tell. Her work is an exploration into the discarding of identity, the instability and interchangeability of the self and the curated subject; the different versions of a person that they choose to share with different people in different platforms or situations. Through several methods of mold making, casting and making copies of the subject she creates objects that are based on the subject themselves in a variety of different materials. A copy of a copy, or a version of a version, something that is made from the original, but in the process of making becomes forever altered.

Sally-Anne Kelly is a visual artist based in Dublin. She works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, photography and performance. In 2011 she graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. In 2010 she studied experimental scenography and movement at the Jacques Lecoq International School in Paris after completing her BA in DIT.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.



Helen Mac Mahon

Helen Mac Mahon

Profero

Fri 8 May - Sat 11 Jul 2015 First Floor Gallery

The work in Profero is the result of a fascination with the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space. They are the result of observation and they function to reveal the artificial ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these intangible elements. They co-exist in a state of continual flux, changes occurring in one facet having a perceptible impact on the others. The pieces are experimental in nature and this exploratory process is as important as the finished piece. The unpredictability of the techniques used is key to discovery, revealing previously overlooked properties and characteristics. Commonplace materials, such as light, glass, and lenses are used, showing their potential to act in surprising ways, distorting and obscuring the very things it is their function to reveal. Maintaining the material's original form is important so it can be experienced in new ways, revealing the extraordinary residing within the heart of the ordinary. The curiosity of the viewer is rewarded as their interaction shows them to be a catalyst, 'activating' the works and bringing to light latent potential in the materials and the beauty of the natural laws that create them.

Helen Mac Mahon is a Dublin based artist working primarily with installation and sculpture. She graduated from Fine Art, DIT in 2013. She is currently a member of Ormond Studios, an artist run collective in Dublin City Centre.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.



Marc Guinan

Marc Guinan

Thu 23 Jul - Sat 3 Oct 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

Guinan’s physical exploitation of paint forces the viewer to reconsider the difference between paint and illustration. His work directly questions the space in which his paintings are shown, whilst unlocking the possibilities concerning the materiality of paint. Throughout his practice, paint becomes a conjuring tool and coupled with preconceived human ideas on traditional aesthetics, Guinan is at home. He creates schematic, sculptural environments through the medium of paint that invite a dialogue of provocation through proportion, form and colour. Guinan’s intention is to unfold a series of questions around the traditional and conventional ways of thinking concerning painting and its presentation within the gallery space. By diverting his paintings away from the canvas, each piece develops an organic feel. Guinan invites the viewer’s eye to travel between movement and stillness. Each piece of work is independent and autonomous, altering the material qualities of paint and yet each work is also part of a series in which a mode of action and reaction may be experienced.

Marc Guinan is a local artist living in Ongar, Dublin 15. A final year student in DIT, with a background in construction, he has continually allowed this combined experience to influence and inform his art making practice. This experience has also complimented and defined his line of inquiry and his ability to experiment and push the boundaries of paint.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.