12 May 2017, 1pm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Artist Ali Kirby will introduce her practice and talk about recent projects in relation to architecture and other disciplines.
Ali Kirby creates sculptural assemblages and installations that physically respond to the built environment. Her approach to materials and colour is intuitive, often employing a muted palette, soft textures and hard edges to create the various surfaces and forms normally associated with architecture. These soft-edged fabrics and forms butt up against concrete or wood in an attempt to draw our attention to the relationships between materials, how they connect, support, become damaged or distressed and ultimately reveal their potential for transformation.