FIONA KELLY | MISSING SOMETHING WHICH NO LONGER EXISTS
18 JANUARY – 03 FEBRUARY 2014
PREVIEW | FRIDAY 17th JANUARY 2014 | 7PM
Missing Something Which No Longer Exists, a multi-disciplinary solo exhibition by Fiona Kelly addresses isolation and the interim. Kelly’s observations of the manmade landscape, topographic movement, stagnation and metamorphosing debris are representations, characters for her contemporary fables; a legacy of longing, disposability and escape.
In uniting objects, reclaimed materials and text she endeavours to generate happenings. Through visual combinations the viewer is invited to join in a fundamental dialogue intrinsic to Kelly’s work which quietly speaks of urban sprawl, throwaway culture, and the absurdities found in unremarkable environments.
This work was created on The European Pépinières pour Jeunes Artistes Mobility Residency 2013 at the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking, Jyväskylä, Finland. The six month Residency culminated in a Solo Show There are Thousands of Taps Dripping at Galleria Ratamo.
Born in Westmeath 1985, Fiona Kelly holds a B.A in Fine Art, Sculpture, received from Cluain Mhuire, Galway (2005) and a B.A (Honours) in Fine Art, Printmaking, from the Crawford College of Art, Cork (2008).Recent exhibitions include There are Thousands of Taps Dripping (Solo), Ratamo Centre for Printmaking, Jyväskylä; POST-IT, Boarders and Crossings, IMPACT8, Dundee, Scotland 2013; The Mythical and Mundane, Siamse Tire, Kerry, Ireland and Drawn to Print, Spike Print, Spike Island, Bristol, U.K 2013. Kelly’s work can be seen in the public collections of The Jyväskylä Museum of Art, Finland; The Art Students League of New York, U.S.A; and at Crawford College of Art, Eli Lilly, and the Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland.
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