‘Overburden’ is an exhibition by Fiona Kelly at Triskel Arts Centre, featuring recent and newly made works examining connections between the built environment, sense of place, displacement and topography. The exhibition runs from Thu 16 Jan – Sun 29 Mar 2020 .
Join Fiona Kelly for an Artist’s Talk on Saturday 22 February at 12pm.
Kelly usually cites thinker Michel de Certeau to introduce her practice: ‘stories about places are makeshift things, they are composed of the world’s debris’. She further elaborates that ‘her stories observe the rapid metamorphosis of landscape, both urban and rural, in this epoch of crisis’, and that ‘the idea of a world’s debris’ manifests in the guise of a re-appropriation of ‘materials in a state of rejection: concrete waste from demolition sites, crushed glass, cardboard, plywood, bitumen and limestone dust’.
Fiona Kelly is an artist based in Cork. She studied at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries and festivals, including Impressions Biennial, Galway; Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, County Wicklow; Cork Printmakers; 126, Galway; The Glucksman, Cork; Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland; Spike Island, Bristol, England.