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Frances O’Dwyer – MFA Graduate, 2017

Frances O’Dwyer, MFA Installation Somewhere between in here and out there, 2017, Mixed media.
Dimensions variable

Paint is incorporated into a broader exploration of media to become part of an assemblage, with recurring motifs suggesting a dialogue between object, image and material. Everyday observations, encounters and literature can become a starting point for the work. Collected lo fi, ready to hand material and remnants are used alongside paint, collage, drawing and text…I don’t see the assemblages as being that much different from a collection of small poems…there is a formal language applied in the making, that is a mixture of considered and intuitive responses to the placement of material and their corresponding space.

Frances O’Dwyer, MFA Installation Somewhere between in here and out there, 2017, Mixed media. Dimensions variable

Somewhere between in here and out there responds to the studio spaces in the annex building and their relationship to the domestic environment. Exploring ideas of intimacy and space, the work conflates the public and private through assemblages of disparate ‘things’ to reveal both our playful and poignant relationship to objects, materials and space. The individual works retain a precarious physicality to reflect something of the nature of the material world and our connection to it.

Frances O’Dwyer, MFA Installation Somewhere between in here and out there, 2017, Mixed media. Dimensions variable

Frances O’Dwyer, MFA Installation Somewhere between in here and out there, 2017, Mixed media. Dimensions variable

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Meghan Heeney – MFA Graduate, 2017

Meghan Heeney, Unpredictable blackness, 2017, oil on canvas, 31 x 23cm

A moment. A silence. An experience of vastness and feeling informing those of a body, a female body rippling beneath the waves of interchanging events. Stains, colour, masking represent the sheet which makes us all universal. We all possess it yet differ so greatly, as what happens underneath our surface can only be individually felt. Therefore, can only be made visible by that of hand. We lose control, buried under the weight of its rawness. Internal innocence delicately exposed.

Meghan Heeney, You know me because I know you II, 2017, oil on canvas, 26cm x 20.5cm

Meghan Heeney, Internal innocence, 2017, oil on canvas , 140cm x 160cm

Meghan Heeney

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Helen Richmond – MFA Graduate, 2017

Helen Richmond, Ag Gabháil, 10000 x 207cm, acrylic on canvas 2017

This work is based on my experience of accessing Irish mythology through English translations. A common theme in many of the stories is how things are taken or possessed. This has led me on a journey in to the indeterminate / liminal realm where the act of taking is in progress and the outcomes and consequences are still open ended. This zone can be experienced as a place of isolation, death and endings but if owned and inhabited is also the place from where all new knowledge and new life evolves.

Helen Richmond

Helen Richmond

Helen Richmond

Helen Richmond

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Marilyn Gaffney – MFA Graduate, 2013

Marilyn Gaffney, installation view at NCAD MFA Graduate Show 2013. 'Rural Memory' and 'Salient'.

Marilyn Gaffney, installation view at NCAD MFA Show, ‘Rural Memory’ and ‘Salient’.

I am interested in our relationship to landscape and how particular places hold memories and can embody emotional responses.  A snapshot memory of a place may be recreated through automatic responses with material as a form of remembering.  This relationship of memory and landscape brings about an emotional response because the place holds sentiment. The notion of Urban Memory and the loss of certain things within a place when it has been changed features as research within my work. Working intuitively, I re-create places previously visited through my memory. My work involves the process of collage and the printing technique through using inkjet printers, photocopiers and scanners. Manipulation of the image by printing process with zooming, ink running out and other printer ‘mistakes’ informs the work with textures of a language close to painting.  I am interested in the combination of representation and abstraction in painting.  The non-representational is met through the ‘mistake’ marks made in the printing process, while the representational are created by building up of textures and tones. Through manipulation of paper, I introduce spatial dimensions into sculptural works.Stitching paper together creates forms that appear embodied of a person within the land and the overall piece creating a presence within the space.

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Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map I,mixed media collage, 24x26 cms

Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map I, mixed media collage, 24×26 cms

Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map XVI,mixed media collage, 24x26 cms

Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map XVI,mixed media collage, 24×26 cms

 

Marilyn Gaffney, Salient, mixed media collage.

Marilyn Gaffney, Salient, mixed media collage.

 

Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map II,mixed media collage, 24x26 cms

Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map II,mixed media collage, 24×26 cms

 

Marilyn Gaffney, Rural Memory, mixed media collage,185 X 170 cms

Marilyn Gaffney, Rural Memory, mixed media collage,185 X 170 cms

 

Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map XVII, mixed media collage, 24x26 cms

Marilyn Gaffney, Mind Map XVII, mixed media collage, 24×26 cms