planes | Ali Kirby at Visual, Carlow


planes | Ali Kirby at Visual, Carlow Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/09/2018 - 13/01/2019






Plane – noun
– a flat or level surface
– a longitudinal section through the axis of a column
– any of various woodworking instruments for paring, truing, or smoothing

Ali Kirby creates sculptural assemblages and installations that physically respond to the built environment. Ordinary construction materials are re-used to create seemingly solid structures that reveal their fragility upon closer inspection. Her approach to materials is intuitive, often using muted colours, soft textures and hard edges to create various surfaces and forms normally associated with architecture.

About the Artist:

Born in Dublin, Ali Kirby received a BA in Fine Art from LSAD in 2014, specialising in Sculpture & Combined Media. Recent exhibitions include Recalling Familiar Entities (2018) 126 gallery, Galway, Thinking Living Dwelling (2017) the Dock, Leitrim, Futures, Series 3, Episode 1 (2017) Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, only connect (2017) Kevin Kavanagh gallery, Dublin, all shimmers here (2016) MART Gallery, Dublin, Describing  Architecture – Memory and Place (2015) City Assembly House, Dublin, the 185th RHA Annual Exhibition (2015) Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Periodical Review #4 (2015) Ormston House, Limerick, Periodical Review #4 (2014) Pallas Projects, Dublin, Essays for the House of Memory (2014) Ormston House, Limerick, Single Channel (2013) Chartier Arts Venue, Connecticut, USA, Undertow (2012) the LAB, Dublin, Undertow (2011) Ormston House, Limerick. She was a recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Bursary award in 2017.


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