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.

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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.

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Gallery Preview: Marc Guinan

Gallery Preview: Marc Guinan

"What is painting ...?"

Thu 23 Jul 2015

Please join us for the Preview of "What is painting ...?" by Marc Guinan.

7pm on Thursday 23 July 2015 in our Ground Floor Gallery.
To be opened by Dr Tim Stott, Lecturer in Art History and Theory, School of Art, Design and Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Full exhibition details here ... 

Marc Guinan

Marc Guinan

"What is painting ...?"

Fri 24 Jul - Sat 3 Oct 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

This exhibition will present outcomes from Guinan’s current investigation into materiality. The painted forms are created using pva and various other types of paint, like gloss, metal paint, emulsions, industrial grade paints and oil paint. Layers of paint are let dry over time and peeled from various surfaces like acetate and glass. The forms created allow the work to divert away from the canvas and ask the question, what is a traditional painting display? The forms are free from any background support with the work intending to be read as a naturally formed entity, which links back to Guinan’s interest in American minimalism and his belief in the importance of the autonomous object. The painted forms invite’s the viewer’s eye to travel along the monochrome surfaces and identify the stillness they may hold whilst enjoying the playful folds that give a hint of tradition. Guinan’s work also likes to highlight the material qualities of the paint that have developed whilst drying, resisting and setting within the boundaries he has set up. 

Marc Guinan’s 14-year construction background continually enhances his process-based practice, which is grounded in painting and mainly focused through a Post Minimalist lens. This is enhanced by his recent completion of a Hons Degree BA Fine Art studies at the DIT this year. He has also been accepted for an MA in Art, Research Collaboration in IADT in September where he intends to further venture into the limitless world of materiality in painting. He is currently creating experimental and sculptural forms with paint and it is his intention to stretch the boundaries of conventional thinking about painting as a medium. Always exploring colour and texture, he invite’s a dialogue of provocation through proportion, form and fracture and question’s traditional ideas around the exhibition space and its relationship to painting.  His work explores the traditional limits of the physical properties of paint, pushing the boundaries between the medium, composition and modes of application whilst acknowledging the installation of the forms to be as important as the creation.

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

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