Formed by Chance (A field of multiple destructions)

Fiona Kelly

Studio 12 exhibition/projects space, First Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork T12 E26D.

22 January – 19 February. Opens 21 January 6pm.

Formed by Chance utilises Studio 12 as a testing ground, a laboratory in which to create experimental new work rendering ceaselessly shifting surfaces, resources and terrains. Through wanderings in the landscape and built environment Kelly observes and records the metamorphosis of topographies. Recent depictions of landscape are centred around its very foundations – the earth itself, the crystallised formations of deep time mineralogy and their extraction. Examining humanistic interactions with territory, this installation of sculpture, sound and moving image is an inquiry to extractive activities and questions the cumulative effect of centuries of a nonreciprocal relationship with Nature.

Further details about the artist below.

formed by chance

Fiona Kelly, 1985, holds a MA from the Crawford College of Art and was awarded a 1:1 for her research thesis and accompanying exhibition The Distillation of Dust (2015).

Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently in ‘Overburden’ Triskel Arts Centre, Cork; The Mouth of a Shark, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Scotland. UK; ‘The Dirt that Measures All Our Time’, Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow, Sustainable Futures, Sirius Arts Centre, IRE; The Great Heap, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, IRE; The Dispersed Gallery, MAW,U.K; Geological Cake, 126, IRE; I Went to the Woods, the artist as wanderer, GLUCKSMAN, Cork, IRE & There are Thousands of Taps Dripping, Ratamo Galleria, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Her work is the public collections of The National Gallery of Ireland, the Office of Public Works, University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, Jyväskylä Museum of Art, Finland, and Eli Lilly & Company.

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