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Artists Bio : Mary Clancy

Artist's Statement

 

Architectural constraints are reinvented when sunlight penetrates a space. New subdivisions of light and dark, warm and cool have the effect of energizing or calming the observer. I have tried to capture this experience in my new work. The private and personal space of domestic furniture takes on different energies as the light changes. The solid furniture is grounded on a shifting lattice of sunlight. The mood and palette alter with the time of day suggesting different personal relationships. Frequently we find that public spaces are artificially lit with cool, constant and emotionally void light but in the Gallery sunlight instantly changes the ambiance. The chance splash of sunlight through vertical panes painting a wall with the shadows of foliage or random branching of trees, the wave of heat inside glass or the glowing solar fretwork momentarily lighting the ground immediately influence the way we feel about ourselves and others.

 

Mary Clancy graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2007. She was awarded the Eli Lilly Purchase Prize 2007, the Ernst and Young Award 2007 and was the recipient of the Countess Markievicz Gold Medal for Painting from the Dublin Arts Society in 2004. Mary exhibited at The Royal Dublin Society Art Student Awards Exhibition in Dublin, August 2007, The Recent Grads Show, The Joan Clancy Gallery, Ring, Co. Waterford, August 2007 and The Fledglings Exhibition, The Lavit Gallery, Cork in September 2007. Her work was exhibited at the 2’ Square exhibition, The Lavit Gallery, Cork and Kinsale Arts Week 2008. She has had two solo exhibitions at The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin 2008 and 2009 in addition to a number of group shows. Her work is in the collections of Eli Lilly, The University Dental School and Hospital, Cork, The Cork Institute of Technology and The Castlemartyr Hotel, Co. Cork.

 

 

Exhibitions
First solo show, In Tempo Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin, 2008.
Solo show, Solar Gain, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin, 2009

 

Group Exhibitions
Royal Dublin Society Art Student Awards Exhibition, Dublin, 2007
Recent Grads Show, Joan Clancy Gallery, Ring, Co. Waterford, 2007
The Fledglings Exhibition, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, 2007.
2’ Square Exhibition, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, 2008.
Bryan Smyth Selects, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, 2008
Kinsale Arts Week, 2008
Outlaw Studios, Art Trail Cork, 2008
Winter Gallery Show, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin, 2009
Out of Stock, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin, 2010
Summer Exhibition, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, 2010
Not the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin, 2010
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Cultural Legacy Exhibition, Joan Clancy Gallery, July 2010

 

Collections
Eli Lilly, Cork
Cork Institute of Technology
Ernst & Young, Dublin
Capella Castlemartyr Hotel, Co. Cork
University Dental School and Hospital, Cork


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