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126, Artist-run Gallery

Exhibition Detail
4 Commerce House
Flood Street
Galway City

January 18th - February 3rd
Missing Something Which no Longer Exists, Detail, Fiona KellyFiona Kelly,
Missing Something Which no Longer Exists, Detail

© Courtesy of the artist & The 126, Artist-run Gallery
The Undergound, Fiona KellyFiona Kelly, The Undergound
© Courtesy of the artist & The 126, Artist-run Gallery
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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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