Thu Jul 12 2018
Cliodhna Timoney – Solo Exhibition
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
Timoney’s work primarily looks at our relations with materiality and drawing.
“Drawing is used as an archive for emotions, experiences and as tool for accumulating information from a variation of sources such as the history of painting or pop culture. I then embody this data through a language of gestural materiality. The objects I make are extensions of the drawing and painting as I allow them to enrich the objects and contrariwise. I aspire to create objects that are spontaneous, anxious and provisional. Chancing failure and accidents I permit the materials to manifest themselves into tactile, haptic, delectable objects .I try to attain a tension between preciousness and garishness, highlighting the manufactured against the handmade. I want them to verge on the gaudy, but only just”.
“My practice examines language, communication .I think about my work in a bodily way, how we communicate and interact with material and how objects too can speak with one another. I misappropriate a lot of familiar objects, removing their function so they become an intimate visual, sensuous experience. My practice is a playful exploration of these traditions and through an abstract vocabulary I aspire to create objects that have a quality of spontaneity and imperfection within them. Researching and experimenting with textures, colours, materials and forms I want to provoke a visceral, immediate and intimate experience with the viewer. I would endeavour to employ the observers’ senses as a mode of communication and language. I am attempting to tap into the spectator’s memory or subconscious.”
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